This brief list from SEO for WordPress. Love this list (I’m not always a list-person, but this one I think is just so sharp, and so representative of what it says! Bold added).

1. Good blog posts are laser-focused.
2. Good blog posts are relevant to the target audience.
3. Good blog posts are personable.
4. Good blog posts have original content.
5. Good blog posts are readable.
6. Good blog posts link to other relevant information.
7. Good blog posts have accurate, intriguing titles.


  1. Posted Wednesday May 9, 2007 at 10:43 pm | Permalink

    Great post! As simple of a list as it is, it really hits on the important aspects of a good blog post. Thank you!

  2. Posted Thursday May 10, 2007 at 4:20 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the note, Maria – I totally thought so too.

  3. Posted Friday May 11, 2007 at 1:11 am | Permalink

    hmmm… I agree with this list, except for one.
    I don’t read a lot of blogs, so maybe I’m not one to comment. I might be old fashioned here, but I find that when there are more than one or two links in an article, it becomes overload. Give me an article that I can sink my teeth into or will give me some laser-point info that I can come away with. Don’t give me 16 more links to follow just so I can understand what the writer is trying to say in the first place. That gives me the feeling like I have to follow all of these links to really understand what’s being said… and we wonder why we all feel like we have less time in our day while surrounded by more time-saving technology and information than ever before.
    Playing devil’s advocate.

  4. Posted Friday May 11, 2007 at 1:21 am | Permalink

    Good to know, thanks Nick.