Tips for New Bloggers

Tips for New Bloggers

10 dicas de Jorn Barger, o cara que criou o “Robot Wisdon” e cunhou o termo weblog em quase exatos 10 anos, 17 de dezembro de 1997. A matéria é da Wired com os Top 10 Tips for New Bloggers From Original Blogger Jorn Barger.

Acho algumas dicas muito sem graça e mesmo inúteis, mas vai o post pelo histórico personagem e pelo aniversário dos blogs. Mas nao posso me privar de fazer algums críticas. Para Barger, o melhor período dos blogs (oh, como sempre o melhor é o que passou!) foi em 1998-1999 (quando ninguém usava, escrevia ou sabia o que isso signifava ou significaria, mas bom, ele é o inventor!) quando esses 10 princípios foram melhor entendidos (por quem mesmo?). Bom, aí vai!

Photo: William Colburn


1. A true weblog is a log of all the URLs you want to save or share. (So is actually better for blogging than

2. You can certainly include links to your original thoughts, posted elsewhere … but if you have more original posts than links, you probably need to learn some humility.

3. If you spend a little time searching before you post, you can probably find your idea well articulated elsewhere already.

4. Being truly yourself is always hipper than suppressing a link just because it’s not trendy enough. Your readers need to get to know you.

5. You can always improve on the author’s own page title, when describing a link. (At least make sure your description is full enough that readers will recognize any pages they’ve already visited, without having to visit them again.)

6. Always include some adjective describing your own reaction to the linked page (great, useful, imaginative, clever, etc.)

7. Credit the source that led you to it, so your readers have the option of “moving upstream.”

8. Warn about “gotchas” — weird formatting, multipage stories, extra-long files, etc. Don’t camouflage the main link among unneeded (or poorly labeled) auxiliary links.

9. Pick some favorite authors or celebrities and create a Google News feed that tracks new mentions of them, so other fans can follow them via your weblog.

10. Re-post your favorite links from time to time, for people who missed them the first time.”