Thursday, October 27, 2005

Weblog Top Ten Design Mistakes

A useful list of suggestions, summarized here. I'm going to try to implement them.
  1. No author biography (a lack of a descriptive ?About? page)
  2. No author photo
  3. Nondescript posting titles (no microcontent)
  4. Links don?t say where they go (link text such as ?here? or ?there?)
  5. Classic hits are buried (no chance for newcomers to find popular posts)
  6. The calendar is the only navigation (no categories)
  7. Irregular publishing frequency
  8. Mixing topics (not becoming a niche blogger and expert of a chosen field)
  9. Forgetting that you write for your future boss (flames/ rants don?t look too good once your prospective employer googles you)
  10. Having a domain name owned by a weblog service

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