Four things he looks for in a good blog:
(1) someone whose life is not defined by their blog.
(3) their treatment of others
(4) gospel-centered in their blogging
"There a number of factors I consider when reading a blog."
9. Personal edification
10. Blog aesthetics
A few turn offs:
First, don’t be controversy-driven or try to build a readership by focusing on controversy.
Second, don’t prostitute your blog.
Third, don’t be a jerk.
Fourth, beware of self-promotion.
Fifth, allow comments.
Lastly, don’t get into the “inner circle” mode with your blog.
Michael A. G. Haykin also recently commented on what blogs are for (here). After chastising Christian bloggers for (a) self-promotion and pushing personal agendas and (b) being full of "rude and full of vitriol," he writes:
This was a very helpful post in thinking about why one should and should not blog. How does one conduct themselves.
So what are blogs for? They should be places of winsome proclamation, explicitly and implicity, that Christ is Lord