The secret of the most popular bloggers, maybe: Lots of short posts.
Perhaps, but I suggest before accepting this as conventional wisdom, you speed read the book Freakanomics. I agree that blogging popularity has a correlation with frequency and breavity, but is this the secret?
Another consideration: The top sites aggressively give crediting links to those who provide their post ideas. By following this ethic, they have a natural following of bloggers who alert them when they see something blogworthy.
It amazes me how many bloggers miss out on the benefits of this simple courtesy. Let’s see some research on my thesis: Credit links and popularity have a correlation.
(Need I say more, except, via: Blogspotting)