Monday, May 02, 2005

Computer Blog Rules

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Friends, here is a fairly decent list of guidelines for blogging.

If you follow them, you'll be in pretty good shape, I think.


Thanks to Linda Rosencrance and Computer for providing this on their site.

"Sidebar: Blog Rules", the original article by Linda Rosencrance, is at:

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News Story by Linda Rosencrance.

NOVEMBER 01, 2004 (COMPUTERWORLD) - Staying out of legal trouble is paramount, but it won't ensure a good corporate blog.

These recommendations from Robert Scoble at Microsoft, Nick Wreden at the American Marketing Association, Rich Ottum at eStrategyOne, and other bloggers will help you write a corporate blog worth reading:

* Be original

* Be authentic

* Have a human voice

* Avoid jargon

* Tell the truth

* Don't guess

* Acknowledge mistakes

* Post good news fast

* Post bad news faster

* Stay relevant

* Use a spell checker

* Update frequently

* Once you start, don't stop

* Never change your URL

NOW...what do you think?

Do you agree with the items on this list?

Are any vital points missing?

Post a comment, and let me know your opinion.

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