Amy Gharan over at Contentious has some posts up about Blogging Style: The Basic Posting Formats (Series Index) which are worth a read for some people out there. I know I got at least one good idea from them.
After reading blogs for awhile, I?™ve come to see some patterns in the ways postings in text-based blogs are formatted. As I see it, there are seven basic formats for blog postings. Each serves a different purpose for bloggers and their readers.
The format of a blog posting, if chosen consciously and carefully, enhance communication ??particularly the delivery of certain types of content. Consequently, some formats work best for commentary or explanation, others for alerts and references, etc.