He has been dead for nearly a century, but Mark Twain knew what it takes to be a good blogger. The Mark Twain Guide to Better Blogging. Surely this article was written mostly as link bait, but that doesn’t mean its any less interesting. Not only is it funny to be getting advice from an old dead guy on technology he couldn’t have dreamed of, he is right. He knew what his audience wanted and he gave it to them. As the article says, Twain would have really loved blogging.
Here is another Twain quote I found relevant to blogging:
“I notice that you use plain, simple language, short words and brief sentences. That is the way to write English – it is the modern way and the best way. Stick to it; don’t let fluff and flowers and verbosity creep in.”