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7. Adding Features to Your Blog

Making Your Blog Better

The core of blogging is that it’s an ongoing conversation between yourself and the people who visit your blog. Some of those people are bloggers themselves, some are visitors who comment, and the vast majority are lurkers—people who read your posts, but rarely or never comment themselves.

You can think of your blog as being like a tree, with a core approach that reflects a certain set of interests and beliefs as the trunk. You can, in effect, make the tree bigger by adding static pages. Static pages, which visitors can refer to again and again, add to the base of your blog.

The major categories for your posts—whether you do a careful job of specifying them explicitly or whether they’re implicit—are ...

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