Seth Godin weighs in with a post that spells out all the traffic-building rules and regs. 'Tis a list of 56 behaviors that will impact, improve and develop your blog. There's something there for everyone. My personal favorites:
38: Write about blogging.
39: Digest the good ideas of other people, all day, every day.
51: Write about only one thing, in ever-deepening detail, so you become definitive.
Some contradictions in there, or at least apparent ones, such as be topical - be timeless, and include comments - don't include comments, with solid arguments for each approach. Check out the list, and I'm sure you'll pull together enough points to find your personal philosophy validated.
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