A Blogger’s Check List

The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande piqued my interest in using checklists. Having a list to ensure processes are followed is vital in fields like aviation and medicine. In blogging, they’re less vital, but still helpful. Here’s one for you to use when you post:

  • Will the title lure in the reader?
  • Did I write something that will help my reader and / or continue my discourse community’s conversation?
  • Did I link to resources?
  • Did I include a picture?
  • Did I credit images I did not create?
  • Do I invite the reader to participate in the conversation?
  • Did I proofread?
  • Is there a narrative arc if I’m telling a story?
  • Did I add tags and categories?

Not every post will warrant every item on this list. What would you add to the list?

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s