Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Ben Smith gets a B+
That's the masthead for Ben Smith's blog at POLITICO.
Day two of the blog? I'll give it an A.
He did a solid job with a mix of items. Most importantly, you can click on the masthead to go to the home page if you enter his blog via a post.
I'm changing the grade. I'm dropping him to a B+.
There's a sidebar that features links to his recent writing.
Not blog posts.
The blog is supposed to promote the blog and make it easy for readers. If you just glance at "Recent Stories: Ben Smith," you'll assume it's his most recent blog posts, see November 7th on the list and think, "I guess he hasn't written much today."
Based on content, I was happy to give him a solid A but not listing the blog posts is a big error.
Closing with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"