This post, referred to by Dale, (mainly because it cites Dale), published on the excellent site "The Conservative Blog", almost wittily lays down guidelines for adequate political blogging. It frames these guidelines in terms of ten "commandments." Read them to believe them.
However, it missed one piece of vital advice - the Eleventh Commandment, if you will.
It's this: Never post on your own blog if you're absolutely shitfaced. And, let's face it, most of us happy amateur bloggers are generally off our faces when we put finger to keyboard (we wouldn't even bother reading the mainstream ones otherwise, obviously)
This is what happens if you do post when you're pissed: