Just getting my new blog ready to go out into the wild, so this list was perfectly timed - thanks Mila. #11 is really key - bad design can make blogs unreadable for mobile visitors. I came across a classic example yesterday - a big pop-up covering half the screen but positioned so that you couldn't get to the 'close' button. Not good!
@hannahkirkman Hannah, hope by now your blog is well underway, I am glad this list gave some points to think about. I totally agree with you in regards to the mobile challenges, more and more we are going mobile, and in my opinion its actually our doorway into the general population. Not a lot of people are online looking at blogs, many of the general population are checking them out via mobile! A great way to see this is in the Google analytics. Let me know how things are going with your new blog, I would love to check it out!
@milaspage thanks Mila! I'm still very much on a learning curve with blogging and your list has helped immensely. #8 on your list rocketed up my priority list after a disaster with a Wordpress upgrade :( If you'd like to take a look, I'm at http://richmondgreen.co.uk/wordpress/blog/