Avoid any mention of poetry altogether.
Do not use standard templates unless you tweak them.
Use as many fonts as you please.
There is no such thing as irrelevant content: found text, recipes, videos, random observations – all good.
It doesn’t matter if you have links or not.
Especially, do not ever ever “engage current debate.”
Welcome comments, but delete as you see fit.
Use gimmicks: a flickr badge and a label cloud are signs of a “quality blog.”
Don’t set yourself up as an authority on anything.
Let people secretly guest-blog as you.
Blog as frequently or as infrequently as you please: you owe no one anything.
You may use your blog as a catalogue of pet peeves if you like.
Possibly to be continued…