What makes a successful blog? As a place where reader and writer come together and a connection sparks, interaction between people generally defines success for a blog. When a stable community forms there’s definitely blogging gold.
Conventional wisdom insists there are only certain ways to achieve this. Short snippets of text, lots of photos, links, techno talk, and highly personal content are supposed to be How It’s Done™. But a quick glance at Minnesota based blogs shows that these “rules” are consistently broken among those with the highest interaction. Somewhere in here is a definition of quality – or at least relevance to reader’s lives – that is not exactly what many blogging mavens would have you believe.