I’d like to recommend a talk by Diane Jacob at Word Camp, SF. http://wordpress.tv/2011/09/09/diane-jacob-killer-food-blogs/
She made some really important points about what makes compelling blog reading.
1. Personal story telling
a. About your life as if you were telling a friend: the experiences you have; the people in your life
2. Beautiful Photos
a. Well cropped
b. Repeating shapes
c. Conveying an emotional response
We are all longing for human connection so these techniques speak to this need of our readers. Thanks Diane.
Word Camp SF was held at the Mission Bay Conference Center shown in this Google Maps image, along with my name tag.