Most blogs are an excuse for the blogger to write deep thoughts about whatever is on their mind. I don't do that very often; my main goal in blogging is to provide info on events happening in my local area.

 

I’ve been writing a couple of different kinds of entry in the blog.

 

Some are really short, and just give the basic facts about the event. This is an example.

 

http://blogs.msdn.com/gsnowman/archive/2004/03/13/89223.aspx

 

Some are longer, and try to add a little more content. Here’s an example:

 

http://blogs.msdn.com/gsnowman/archive/2004/03/13/89080.aspx

 

And I occasionally write entries that aren’t event related, like:

 

http://blogs.msdn.com/gsnowman/archive/2004/03/13/89106.aspx

 

and

 

http://blogs.msdn.com/gsnowman/archive/2004/03/01/82028.aspx

 

I would love some feedback from both my readers:

 

  1. When I blog about an event, which style of blog entry do you prefer?
  2. Do you think it distracts from a “community diary” style blog to include non-event items?
  3. Are there any other types of entries that would be useful?
  4. What else can I do to make this better? It’s a lot of work, and I want to make sure I maximize the value.
  5. What other kinds of online presence would be useful?  

BTW, I would like to thank the awesome Anil John for prodding me into doing this. (I needed a LOT of prodding.) It’s sucking up all my time, but it’s a good thing.