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Two other thoughts to share:

1. For a newsy blog, I strongly recommend a word count for blog entries. If you have to write it in 75 to 100 words, you’ll be concise. (75 words was the limit for entries at FPOW; there’s no serious magic to this, but when we went from 100 to 75 words, the entries became more readable and–more to the point–scannable.)

2. Consider an editorial model with a permissions-based workflow. For example, you could determine that all new bloggers would be able to create and edit posts, but not publish; then more seasoned editor-bloggers could review, tweak, and post entries. You can’t be your own editor, and this blog is proof of that.

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