RSS Feeds - Full vs Partial Feeds
- My opinion: Full feed.
Comment Sections – Comments vs No Comments
- Comments always open.
Post Frequency – Post More vs Post Less
- Short posts daily.
How Many Blogs? – Focus upon One Single Blog vs Having Many Smaller Blogs.
- I have 3-4 blogs.
Domain Names – long vs short, hyphens vs non hypens, .com vs other extensions (like .net, .org), local vs global domain extensions
- Short names, free domain names by Blogger.com.
Hosting – hosted vs self hosted
- Hosted by Blogger.com.
Post Titles – descriptive vs keywords
- I use natural language post titles - descriptive.
Content – Link content vs Original content
- Mostly links and comments, I wish I had more time to write long-form original content.
Design – Professional Design vs Templates
- I modify the templates to create my "own" designs. It's quite enjoyable actually.
Ownership – Use Social Media vs Build Your own properties
- I think your blog should be your "home" on the web.
Post Length – Long in Depth Posts vs Short, Sharp Posts
- Again, I wish I had the time to write long posts but I don't.
Topic – Niche vs Broad Topics
- Niche topic blogs work better.
Blogger Name – Anonymous blogging vs Using Your Name
- Using your name is a much better approach for medical bloggers.
Subscribers – RSS is Best vs Email is Best
- I like RSS better.
SEO – Writing for Search Engines vs Writing for Humans
- I write for humans only.
Personal Blogging – Sticking to Topic vs Injecting Personality and Personal details
- I try to write objectively from a scientific perspective. Personal stories are probably better suited for a paper diary.
Comment Moderation – Highly Regulated and Moderated vs Anything Goes
- I moderate all comments and delete all self-promotional and possibly offensive material.
Social Media vs Search – focus upon social media rather than search engines as traffic sources
- If you write quality content, Google will find you.
LinkBait – Anything goes (e.g.. Personal Attacks) vs Strong Boundaries Around What is and Isn’t Acceptable
- I don't use link baits and I have never posted anything even close to a personal attack on my blogs.
Bloggers Participation in Comments – Respond to Every Single Comment vs Let Readers Talk to Each Other and Don’t Interact
- I don't feel compelled to respond to every single comment. Let readers interact.
This Google video shows that it takes about 2 minutes to start a blog on Blogger.com. Creating a web site has never been easier.
29 Debates Bloggers Have about Blogging. ProBlogger, 2010.