When I write about blogging, I focus on trying to show people how to write the best blog posts possible. But I have to admit that sometimes you need to focus on the appearance and mechanics of your blog. Not to the exclusion of writing good content, but to complement it.
As I look back at the evolution of my blogs, and looking at other blogs, I’ve learned more than just a bit about the elements of a good blog. And by that, one that’s not only visually appealing but which also allows readers to focus on the content and not get overwhelmed by anything else.