Tim Carmody, who guest wrote for Jason Kottke last week, wrapped up his stint with a post about why he loves Kottke.org and, really, what makes for a great weblog.
These [link, pull, and response] are also the elements that help establish bloggers’ identity as readers in conversation with other readers: I have seen something that I feel strongly enough to think and write about, and what would make me happiest is if you look at it, then think and write about it too.
What I like about Tim’s post is how he relates the structure of a weblog to its voice. Especially for sites that post a high frequency of links to other sites, the structure of link posts can contribute greatly to the voice of the author. The words used are not the only elements which establish voice. Other key players include structure and site design.