I missed this on Monday, but Jacob Nielsen, the scourge of bad Web site design, has tackled a list of The Top Ten Design Mistakes to avoid with blogs. (Thanks Aaron)
These are the basics, but good for people getting started. And also sort of reminders for people already cruising along, I think. Something that we have struggled with is sticking on topic, though we might want to write about other things. Says Nielsen:
"If you have the urge to speak out on, say, both American foreign policy and the business strategy of Internet telephony, establish two blogs. You can always interlink them when appropriate."
And of course, this old chestnut bears repeating by Nielsen:
"Whenever you post anything to the Internet -- whether on a weblog, in a discussion group, or even in an email -- think about how it will look to a hiring manager in ten years."