The author of this blog, on his balcony.
It needs content. (You're reading that, more or less).
Um, it needs a name. Which you can find at the top of the page.
It needs a soul. I have actually split off a small part of my soul for this purpose.
A piece of my soul (artist rendering).
Most importantly, a blog needs a comments policy. Bloggers, according to the ancient adage, "thrive on nurturing the interaction between themselves and their readers through blog comments." But without a policy, the comments area is likely to dissolve into hopeless anarchy. Which would be intolerable. Here is my preliminary policy:
I do not censor comments. I in fact encourage comments of any kind, especially those containing ad-hominem attacks, or blatantly off-topic 2000-word anti-capitalist rants. Links are also encouraged, especially links to your own blog, or to any type of internet scam from which you earn your livelihood. Please do not confuse "its" with "it's." That really sets me off.
Suggestions for additions to the policy should be made in the comments section.