It's always interesting and sometimes entertaining to lurk into the minds and musings of others. Blogs have flung wide the door to thoughts that would previously have been kept tucked safely away in a paper journal and seen by very few people other than the author. Sometimes, this is good (the instantaneous sharing of valuable information and all that). Sometimes, not so much (anyone can shoot off his/her mouth and sound authoritative without necessarily having any clue what he/she is writing about). Example: Hypothetically, one could start an official blog for the LSSHP-Lutheran Synod of St. Huldah the Prophetess, and sound like something of an authority figure, even if the synod only consists of yourself and your cousin in WI who was kicked out of the CLC for praying WITH WELS members. (Mark and Avoid, people, MARK AND AVOID!)
It's to stem the tide of the latter flow of information that we suggest the Angry Lutheran Rule for Blogs. It's simple:
YOU MUST READ AT LEAST TWICE AS MUCH AS YOU WRITE.
To state the obvious, qualified reading must be on the subject on which you choose to blog.
Though following this rule will give us less fodder, it will make you smarter, which will make the interweb a better place.
If you are a Lutheran blogger, here's a start to your reading list (feel free to add to the list in the comments, but be warned, anything suggested which does not live up to Angry Lutheran doctrinal review will be deleted):
Book of Concord