I have that list - written with a hangover on the plane back from Sydney, where I attended the inaugural Aussie Bloggers Conference, this weekend.
My list is long, and ever increasing as of this morning.
But my list is contradictory - so I have a lot of pondering before I start making any changes to the way I blog, if, indeed, I end up making any changes.
The weekend, on every level, was a huge success for me.
I met successful bloggers, and I met self professed "newbie" bloggers. They were all gorgeous, inside and out.
I met bloggers who have always utilised pseudonyms, and bloggers who have always avoided real photos of themselves. I have met bloggers who are my heroes. They were all so amazingly charismatic that I felt more than a little humbled.
I heard stories and words that I had read before, and cried again.
I hugged friends I have made over the past year or so - friends who I suspected would be very real, and they truly are.
I made new friends. Other bloggers who reached out and won me over totally with their charm and their smiles and their charisma.
URL meeting IRL was a very wonderful thing this weekend.
I got to hear the experts and realised a really key thing - from these big engaging popular blogs with amazing communities - there is no perfect "set of blogging rules".
These blogs that are so enchanting, the ones that draw me in with their words and their images - it is the bloggers themselves that share their personalities through their blogs that win us over and make us feel connected.
To advertise or not? Your choice. There is no right or wrong on a successful personal blog.
Followers or Feeburner? Either works, as long as your content is king.
Wordpress or Blogger? Both do the job brilliantly.
Sponsored posts, or not - your call - make them good and true and folk will love them. Or not.
Just words, or just photos? Or both? Your own images or attributed? Either is great.
Giveaways or not - your call - if it is a win win and it fits, that's OK. Or not. Your choice.
To meme or to not meme - as long as you have fun , there are really no rules.
To blog daily or weekly or randomly - it all works - your voice will be heard.
Deep and meaningful raw content? Versus frippery and fluff? It's up to us, to write and post what works for us, today.
Blogs are the most dynamic of spaces to write in, and I mean that in a literal old fashioned way and in a web space way - dynamic and moving.
And I am so very glad, and feel so very lucky, to be involved in all this Australian blogging business from the early stages of the trajectory....