Wed, 12 Feb 2003 16:13:22 GMT

Blog startup advice for newbies. Dave Pollard of How to Save the World offers some advice for blog beginners ported from the world of entrepreneurship. I'll summarize the points here, but you'll have to rack up a hit on his blog to get the full picture:

  1. Give the market what it wants.
  2. Be patient.
  3. Don't copycat.
  4. Learn from your successes and failures.
  5. Join a club.
  6. Network with other blogs and sites. [Radio Free Blogistan]

Here's a tip for #5: visit the TopicExchange… and maybe start a topic.

[Seb's Open Research]

resist the normalization, do what you want, who cares if there is an audience, this is your blog, if you want an audience you should construct it. if you do what other people say about how to do a blog, why are you doing a blog?