1. No E-Mail Link. This seems like a no-brainer, but easily 50% of the blogs I visit have no way to e-mail the owner. In a Web 2.0 world this is a must. An easy to see, prime real estate E-mail link. In our Web 2.0 world a blog E-mail link offers the opportunity for conversation-not just a destination.
2. No E-Mail Subscription Feedblitz offers a free e-mail subscription service for your blog. Use it. Place it in prime real estate. 300% more people read my blog each day via an e-mail subscription or RSS feed than visit my blog physically.
3. No FaceBook Feed Most blog platforms now let you display your latest blog post title and link real time on your Facebook profile. You can also tie your Twitter feed to your Facebook profile. This enables you to converge all your platforms into a cohesive and powerful dialogue. The world has changed - 2 of the top 5 referrers to my blog now are Facebook and Twitter.
4. A Poor Quality "About Page" Spare me the cutesy Top 100 lists and give me a well written, concise summary of who you are and why I should care about your blog. Have someone edit it for you and be honest. This is your chance to "Wow" the world.
5. No Comments Accepted Why have a blog if you are not willing to be gutsy enough to accept comments? The Web 2.0 world is a conversation NOT a destination. Enjoy the good comments and learn from the...others.
6. Elements of Style Remember that old classic. Grammatical mistakes were acceptable in the early days of the blogosphere. Web 2.0 readers expect quality and there are myriad stories of bloggers landing book deals. Place The Elements of Style in your favorite quick reading place (i.e. the Loo) and read a couple of rules per day. You will be amazed at your progress.
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