The following posts have been published on the UK Web Focus on best practices for blogging.
Summary: The 13 posts published between December 2009 and September 2012 gave examples of best practices for providing blogs including suggestions based on personal experiences and evidence.
- The Blog as a Narrative or the Post as a Self-Contained Item, 10 September 2012
This post reflects on whether blog posts should be written so they can be read independently of other posts on the blog.
- The Importance of Images in Blog Posts, 12 March 2012
This post describes how images can enhance the discoverability and readability of blog posts.
- Risk Register for Blogs, 17 February 2012
This post summarises possible risks associated with blogging and ways of addressing such risks.
- I Built It and They Didn’t Come! Reflections on the UK Web Focus Daily Blog, 3 January 2012
This post describes how blog posts are unlikely to attract traffic if they are not promoted.
- Beyond Blogging as an Open Practice, What About Associated Open Usage Data?, 14 December 2011
This post suggests that in addition to providing open content there are arguments for making associated usage data freely available.
- How People Find This Blog, Five Years On, 1 November 2011
This post provides evidence of how people arrived at this blog.
- Thoughts on Additional Costs of WordPress.com Blogs, 16 December 2010
This post discussed the costs of additional services which can be purchased to enhance a wordpress.com blog.
- Analysis of the 2010 Survey of UK Web Focus Blog, 2 December 2010
This post provides a summary of the 2010 survey of the UK Web Focus blog.
- Guidelines for Professional Blogs Hosted In the Cloud, 6 October 2010
This post provides guidelines for blogs hosted on platforms such as wordpress.com and blogspot.com
- Reusing Individual or Groups of WordPress Posts, 14 April 2010
This post describes how groups of posts hosted on a WordPress blog can be syndicated.
- The Project Blog When The Project Is Over, 15 March 2010
This post suggests practices for ‘freezing’ a project blog when the associated project has been completed.
- Moderated Comments? Closed Comments? No Thanks!, 15 February 2010
This post points out the limitations of moderating comments on a blog.
- Can Your Blog Survive Without Twitter?, 9 December 2009
The post comments on the dependencies that popular well-read blog may have on Twitter.