Here are some things I've noticed about blogging. They are highly technical so you may want to move right along.
1. I suspect many Google Friend Connect followers don't read the blogs they follow, whereas the rss subscribers and the darling old-fashioned bookmarking people do. And yet the follower count is an international mark of honour. Whoever has most followers when the music stops will win their own chat-show and a handcrafted floral headdress. I hardly dare to hope that it might be me.
2. My preference is for bloggers who post once or twice a week. Any less frequently and I worry that their quest for the perfect shoes has led them into unsuitable company; more frequently and the breakneck progression from their chandelier revamp to the new slipcovers for their sofa makes me feel faint.
3. The perfect number of comments for a blog post is 10-20.
[chocolate guinness cake]
4. Blog posts should ideally include an image. This is so that a commentator can leap straight to the breathless admiration without struggling through the text.
5. Word verification tests for posting comments are pesky. The easiest way to deal with moderation is to set it so that comments will appear with neither verification or moderation for a week, and thereafter are moderated. The occasional alert marketeer will slip through with a link to their once in a lifetime yoga mat offer during the first week, but that's no great matter. Sure you might even need a yoga mat yourself. Moderation after a week is in case one gets struck by a bus and lies in hospital worrying about all the pathos piling up in the comments, or not piling up.