The aim of this first discussion is to put together a list of all the factors that might be measured when judging the success or failure of a blog.
This is a hypothetical situation, and we want to be looking at both objective factors, and subjective factors.
When i have raised this sort of discussion before, i tend to get pounced on; "Blogging is about how the writer feels, not about what other people think". That is very valid and i encourage it to be part of the discussion, but lets look at the more objective factors as well...
Looking forward to joining the discussion :-)