I have nothing against bouncing on other people's ideas (I do now), but starting conversations rather than just replying to others or reporting on conversations others start can lead bloggers to a type fairly one-dimensional blog. 3. If warranted, cite an "unknown" source Chris is spot on with that. It's easy to just read A-listers and use them as the source for a story, but the fact is, there are plenty of other talented bloggers out there saying similar things that deserve attention as well.
This is of course a challenge (as are all the other 9 points) as it can be difficult to find the quality "unknown source", partly because no one links them (hence they are unknown). Real Estate Photo Editing I guess what I mean is that sometimes it takes a bit of work to find them - but it's worth it when you do. 4. Do not link to the same site more than once every two weeks I'm not sure about imposing a time limit, but the underlying principle is sound.
I hesitate to say this (to sound arrogant and not mean to offend) but I've come across a number of blogs that link to ProBlogger in almost every post. Real Estate Photo Editing It's almost like reading ProBlogger itself, they refer to it so much. Now - I'm very grateful for the links and I'm flattered by them (really I am) but I also want to tell these bloggers (and sometimes I have) that maybe it would be good not only to respond to what I write but to find other sources of stories as well. If their readers just wanted to read ProBlogger stories, they would subscribe to ProBlogger.