It is not uncommon to find websites that republish RSS feeds of other blogs without permission. Why they do this is anyone's guess but as a content owner, this is something to worry about especially when you publish full feeds.
PDF book - Boom and Bust in the Blogosphere looks at successful blogs like TechCrunch, Gawker, Robert Scoble, BoingBoing or Darren Rowse and also analyzes blogs like PVR Wire, Blognation and Know More Media that were popular at one time but no longer exist on the Internet.
Paul Boutin, who writes for Wired and the gadget blog at NYT, has some useful advice for group blogs (multiple authors contributing to one or more blogs): Hire someone to handle all images for posts, so your writers can focus on writing.
This presentation includes tips on how to write a successful blog. Some of the main points include: Schedule – Don’t disappoint readers Thick Skin – Cannot please everyone Never Flame / Avoid Personal Attacks Avoid Spelling / Typos Intelligent Formatting – Most People Will Scan, Not Read Think and Write to Avoid Embarrassment Later Never Blog When Angry – It Reflects Anything Posted Online is Undeletable Wrote a killer post ?