Sunday, 10 December 2006

James Higham's Blogpower

Well, despite being an anti-voluntary code sort of guy, I like this idea of James Higham's - to defend and promote the smaller blogs (ie not the norms or Tim Worstalls of this world). I've managed to post the banner promoting it but I can't do it properly so it doesn't link to anything: but he's set up a new site, Defending the Blog, to discuss issues surrounding his idea of a loose collective of non-world shaking bloggers.

His eight key points are as follows:

1] adopt the motto: ‘do unto other blogs as you would have them do unto you’;
2] be broadminded and accept that others in the scheme are going to have views opposed to ours. So what?;
3] include at least ten posts in a week, no matter how small;
4] actively try to get round to each blogger on our own roll at least once in two days and comment at least three times in the week;
5] promote our blogfriends with either banners, buttons or the occasional link;
6] join in their little promo things e.g. normpoll, tomlist, voluntary-code-free-zone, chicken yoghurt’s book and so on;
7] comment on other’s comments on your own blog whenever you can;
8] link – if it’s in your power to blogroll someone who’s blogrolled you, try to do it. If you can link to a member in a post, do it.

I can't think of any of these principles I'd disagree with. I have tried to get the voluntary code-free thingy but have failed to raise a response.


Disillusioned and Bored said...


Apologies if I haven't come back to you. Let me know what I can do to help.



The Tin Drummer said...

That's ok. As you can see, James Higham has furnished me with the requisite code!