Thursday, August 21, 2008

Thing #4: Register and Join the Party

I've registered my blog. Have you?

By 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 21, 2008, 158 blogs were registered as part of Learn & Play @ CML. It's great that so many staff are playing around with the 23 things. Was it hard to create your blog?

Over lunch on Tuesday, I was chatting with some friends about blogging. We were talking about the good and the bad. I read a lot of blogs (to be honest, I scan many of them) and post comments on a few.

What makes a good blog? I saw this post that came up in my RSS feeds and I wanted to link to it. Merlin Mann answers the question "what makes for a good blog" and shares his list of 9 things. Merlin does a nice job of summarizing key points. I do like his number 2, "Good blogs reflect focused obsessions." I understand completely. I knit. I'm amazed at how many knitting bloggers are out there! It's the knitting we have in common. It's the blogs that have given us and opportunity to share our obsession and help each other.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Gerald,
Answer# 2 is so true for the entire craft blog genre (sewing, knitting, crochet etc) and I'm sure many others. How cool that blogging allows us to connect in such a fascinating (and useful) way!