The Rules of Blog Club (Great Minds Thinking Alike)

In my archive trawling of the other night, I was reminded of this great Chris Pirillo post from a few years ago:

(1) The first rule of Blog Club: you talk about Blog Club.
(2) The second rule of Blog Club: you TALK about Blog Club.
(3) When someone says stop or goes limp, the conversation has begun.
(4) Unlimited links in a post.
(5) One post at a time.
(6) No shoes.
(7) Conversations go on as long as they have to.
(8) If this is your first night at Blog Club, you have to Comment.

The link to Chris' blog in my original post, from 2003, was broken, alas. Googling around to see if I could track it down, I came across the "Make Marketing History" blog of John Dodds. (Love that double meaning in the title, John.)

John seems to have independently come up with his own set of Blog Club rules:

1st RULE: Everyone talks about BLOG CLUB.
2nd RULE: For the love of links, everyone talks about BLOG CLUB.
3rd RULE: If someone says "A list" or goes limp, the blog is over.
4th RULE: Only two brain cells to a fight.
5th RULE: One blog at a time.
6th RULE: No links, no points.
7th RULE: Blogs will go on as long as they have to - and then some.
8th RULE: If this is your first night at BLOG CLUB, you HAVE to blog.

Like it.

John's blog is well worth a read, btw. Spent a happy hour wandering through his archives and learning that we appear to share some common perspectives on the need for marketing aforethought, particularly in tech circles.

Duly subscribed.

[BONUS LINK: Hugh MacLeod's "Random Notes on Blogging"]