There'll be a full-on second edition of Hot Toddy later on today - this week with added snark! - but for the moment I just wanted to point you, dear readers, towards a very interesting discussion going on over at Stomping on Yeti.
Master of ceremonies Patrick posted earlier an incisive article entitled 10 Things I Hate About You(r Blog). I'd suggest you read it, firstly, via this link, and then jump into the chatter that's followed. I agree with just about every point Patrick makes, particularly the 1st, 3rd and 5th rules of being a blogger worth reading.
I can't honestly say that The Speculative Scotsman hasn't fallen foul of a few of the other rules he points out - it feels like I've been at this blogging business for an age already, but realistically, it's early days yet. Truly, the rule I'm most afraid of breaking has to be number 4: try not to come across as pretentious.
Sadly, the capacity to write like a know-it-all git is what a degree in English Lit gets you, in the end. That and a sheet of pinted A4 paper. Not even card!
Anyway. Go visit Stomping on Yeti and tell the lovely Patrick I sent you.