What we all want

According to Dave Pollard, here is what the blogosphere wants.

Blog readers want to see more:

original research, surveys etc.
original, well-crafted fiction
great finds: resources, blogs, essays, artistic works
news not found anywhere else
category killers: aggregators that capture the best of many blogs/feeds, so they need not be read individually
clever, concise political opinion (most readers prefer these consistent with their own views)
benchmarks, quantitative analysis
personal stories, experiences, lessons learned
first-hand accounts
live reports from events
insight: leading-edge thinking & novel perspectives
short educational pieces
relevant “aha” graphics
great photos
useful tools and checklists
précis, summaries, reviews and other time-savers
fun stuff: quizzes, self-evaluations, other interactive content

Blog writers want to see more:

constructive criticism, reaction, feedback
‘thank you’ comments, and why readers liked their post
requests for future posts on specific subjects
foundation articles: posts that writers can build on, on their own blogs
reading lists/aggregations of material on specific, leading-edge subjects that writers can use as resource material
wonderful examples of writing of a particular genre, that they can learn from
comments that engender lively discussion
guidance on how to write in the strange world of weblogs

I think that we all have our work cut out for us. Any comments?

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