Is A Blog Post Ever Finished?

Today I came across an interesting post by Joshua Porter of bokardo.com. The post, 9 Lessons for Would-be Bloggers, as you might expect from the title are some lessons Joshua has learned in his years of blogging. Darren Rowse has a follow up piece, Lessons from the Heart for Would-be Bloggers, at ProBlogger. While I’m not planning on talking in depth about each point there’s a theme running through a few of the points I would like to discuss.
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Is There An Optimal Post Length For Blogs?

Yesterday Graywolf raised an interesting question in regards to the length of blog posts. Is there an optimal post length? Will shorter posts help to retain readers and even lead to more links?
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Do You Prefer Full Or Partial Feeds?

Since the day I began posting on my blog I’ve always published partial feeds of my content. I’ll be honest in that I don’t remember why I made the decision originally, though I suspect it had something to do with not wanting all my content scraped and republished. Until an hour ago I had always thought the partial feed decision was the best way to go. Then I read a single post and did a little research and I now think I may have been wrong all this time.
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Where’s The Fire? WTF It’s At Technorati

If you spent any time at Technorati today you may have noticed a new link for WTF. And if you’re like me you might have thought WTF? Has Technorati lost it’s mind? No it’s not that WTF. Technorati is seeking to reclaim the acronym to mean where’s the fire which is the blog engine’s entry into the social news space ala Digg.

How soon till bloggers begin salivating at the newest opportunity to gain traffic through social media?
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Improve Your Writing With An Active Voice

When a visitor lands on your page you have at most a few seconds to capture their attention before they reach for the back button. Why waste those few seconds with passive writing?
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