Top 10 Tips for .. Huh What?

December 16th, 2007

Top 10 Tips for New Bloggers From Original Blogger Jorn Barger: In many of my daily reads, I come upon an article or a link that makes me go Huh?!? “Original Blogger” Jorn Barger gives us his Top 10 Tips for new bloggers. Blogging has evolved a lot since he coined the term and intended it to be no more than a list of interesting links. Still, this post in Wired gives us an insight into what the original Weblog first was intended to be and prompted me to think about how it has evolved over the years. To me a blog is so many things at once that it is difficult to classify and the diversity of the term and the variety of purpose is what makes blogs so interesting to me.

What is your blog to you? What purpose does it serve?




  1. Rasmus (3 comments.) says:

    I have two blogs – one about software development and tech stuff, and then I have a blog for all the personal stuff and the pictures I take.
    I use the tech blog to write about my experiences and “discoveries” as I (hopefully) keep getting smarter.
    My personal blog is used for writing about my thoughts about everything else, and as I mentioned before, I also post pictures on it.

  2. Metta (4 comments.) says:

    My blog is intended as a journal/letter home, to keep a promise to old friends that I’d never go incommunicado again. But because I chose not to make it limited-access, people come in looking for information on Kuan Yin, crystal gridding, and recipes for leftover roast beef. I wasn’t expecting that, but I kind of like it. :)

  3. Elaine Vigneault (5 comments.) says:

    My blog is a diary / journal. It’s about eogism, veganism, feminism, and atheism. It’s a semi-random collection of thoughts, pictures, and other.

  4. benj (4 comments.) says:

    Re: The Top 10
    Wow. What a lame attempt at homogenization. My blog serves as my soapbox and performance stage.

  5. Muhammad Shakir Aziz (1 comments.) says:

    My English blog is a mixture of my experiences in linux world, personal thoughts and politics and and every thing which inspires me in the online world on in real world.

  6. BlaKKJaKK (2 comments.) says:

    I’ld never heard of this dinosaur and I feel none the richer for having read is rant because lets be honest, that is what it really was. Its clear that blogs today are not what they were in John’s day nor should they and his top ten list was nothing more than a thinly vailed poke at the blogosphere.

    As for my blog, primarly it started as a way to prompt my gallery of images which moved from Gallery2 to being native with NexGen Gallery plugin. It has evolved into a bit of platform to prompt urban models and get feedback from my readers. Also, the comments make a nice pat on the back to keep me booting up Photoshop.

  7. roffi (1 comments.) says:

    i just blog on my blog :smile:

  8. thecitydesk (1 comments.) says:

    See- I’m not sure about this. The City Desk is more of a fiction zine using the weblog format and weblog software. What the heck does that make it?

  9. Arun Pal Singh (1 comments.) says:

    My blog is a mission that I work upon everyday. A mission to spread true knowledge of online business and internet marketing.

  10. Marisa (5 comments.) says:

    This is interesting. My first blog, linked to my name here, is a diary-type of blog. However, my second blog, is more like what Barger describes. It’s a record of some of my favorite websites, many that are not well known or have long been forgotten. I never knew until just now that what I’m doing on that blog is kind of a throwback to the original. Heh.

  11. Cyndi (1 comments.) says:

    I love blogs as a very organized way to present my interconnected and oftentimes disorganized associative thoughts! I have a business blog to help generate business leads for a top health product and a ‘labor of love’ blog for a very cheap ‘homemade’ product that is healing lots of people ( I have yet to put up a personal blog. But I love blog software and the community, timely information and sharing of great ideas it promotes.

  12. Chad (1 comments.) says:

    My blog is me as jumbled up as I can get. But my blog is a deep inner self I dig at more and more. So where am I going I don’t know but I’m spreading the information I find along the way and hopefully it’s helping everyone else on their journey as well!

  13. Kristian (2 comments.) says:

    My blog is about my food journey, recipes and culinary pics, all in danish af course

  14. Emmie (1 comments.) says:

    I have created my blog to share my thoughts and useful information. Writing something from my real life or from my experience I just hope that someone will find it interesting or perhaps useful.

  15. Chas (1 comments.) says:

    It’s the hub of my business. I speak to my readers and relay the latest information I find. Plus when I get questions, they often get answered on-line.


  1. Heute: 10 Jahre Bloggen, 10 Tipps für BloggerInnen…

    Vor zehn Jahren prägte Jorn Barger den Begriff Blogging – urteilen Sie selbst, ob seine 10 Gebot für Blogger in dieser Zeit an Aktualität eingebüßt haben oder nicht.

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