29 May 2006


Dave Pollard, Canadian writer and “radical environmentalist” gave us some ideas on his blog, How to Save the World: Dave Pollard's papers on business innovation & knowledge management.

Blog readers want to see more:
a. original research, surveys etc.
b. original, well-crafted fiction
c. great finds: resources, blogs, essays, artistic works
d. news not found anywhere else
e. category killers: aggregators that capture the best of many blogs/feeds, so they need not be read individually
f. clever, concise political opinion (most readers prefer these consistent with their own views)
g. benchmarks, quantitative analysis
h. personal stories, experiences, lessons learned
i. first-hand accounts
j. live reports from events
k. insight: leading-edge thinking & novel perspectives
l. short educational pieces
m. relevant "aha" graphics
n. great photos
o. useful tools and checklists
p. précis, summaries, reviews and other time-savers
q. fun stuff: quizzes, self-evaluations, other interactive content

Blog writers want to see more:
a. constructive criticism, reaction, feedback
b. 'thank you' comments, and why readers liked their post
c. requests for future posts on specific subjects
d. foundation articles: posts that writers can build on, on their own blogs
e. reading lists/aggregations of material on specific, leading-edge subjects that writers can use as resource material
f. wonderful examples of writing of a particular genre, that they can learn from
g. comments that engender lively discussion
h. guidance on how to write in the strange world of weblogs

What do YOU think? Send your ideas to me AND to Dave (use the form at http://rcs.salon.com/rcsPublic/mailto?usernum=0002007)

URL: http://blogs.salon.com/0002007/

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