This is an updated list of guidelines for what appears on this site. I originally wrote about "What Qualifies" here, but I felt that I now have quite a few posts under my belt and it's time to be clear about what appears on this site and why.
Purpose of the Small Business Blog of the Day:
The main feature of this site is the SBBotD. Five days a week (not always the week days, depending on my schedule), I write about a small business that is blogging. I do this as a resource for other businesses to turn to in order to get ideas for their own blog.
With this in mind, I'm looking for blogs that are useful for another business to look at. It may be your design, the functions available on the blog, your use of photos, your writing style, or even your flaws that make your site useful to other businesses. I highlight these aspects in the "Features" and "Further Comments" sections of my reviews.
In addition to the blog being 'useful' to other businesses, the blog must:
1) be the official blog of the small business I review,
2) be a business that sells an actual product or service,
3) be updated regularly (as a guideline, if it's not updated at least once a week, I won't write about it), and finally...
4) be a blog about a small business (I'm not interested in big corporate blogs).
If you think you meet these guidelines, please leave information about your blog in the comments and I will definitely check your blog out and consider it for the Small Business Blog of the Day. At least half of the blogs I've reviewed have come from suggestions from readers, so please let me know if your blog, or another you know, should be on this website. If the blog belongs to someone else, I'm always happy to mention your website as the site that pointed me to that blog.
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