Jakob Nielsen would bitch-slap me

… if only he could be bothered. Last week he published “Weblog Usability: The Top Ten Design Mistakes“; reading it, I found myself thinking, “Check. Check. Check.” I suspect myself to be guilty of violations on every count save the last, “Having a Domain Name Owned by a Weblog Service”.

To Nielsen’s list I would add, “Using Your Blogging Software’s Default Theme Unmodified”, thus ensuring that your site will be a completely unmemorable, cookie-cutter affair, indistinguishable from a slew of others. I’m guilty of that one, too. I hope to do at least some customization in the near future.

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