Playlist blogs are emerging as a distinct subgenre of MP3 blogs. As part of this they are taking on a common layout.
This blog entry catalogs layout patterns in these four playlists:
The following is the standard form of these playlists, in order from top to bottom:
- Date and time the post was created.
- An image related to the mood or theme of the playlist.
- Song list, with each song formatted like this:
- Direct links to mp3s.
- Link text usually formatted as “artist – title”
- Sometimes (2/4 cases) with “(release information)” appended.
- A paragraph or two of prose.
- The traditional footer of a blog post. This usually includes a permalink to the post and the date and time that the post was created.
- Comments on the playlist.
In all cases the blog home page incorporates the full text of the playlist inline rather than linking off to a separate document.
4 thoughts on “standard layout of playlist blogs”
When you write “taking on a common layout,” you mean: a content convention for playlist blog posts is starting to emerge?
Not: someone is calling this convention a standardized format and promoting that bloggers take it on?
The first — a convention or idiom for how to lay out the content, rather than a standardized format.
Kahlo is posting for MdM and feedmegoodtune is MdM friend as well. (ie. the format you talk is distinct of a tight group of people)
There are few more playlist blogs. But overall a regular playlist blog is fairly rare. Almost every big players post at MdM. eg. Music is art is another site. The rest is DJ’s site.
since it is playlist, naturally the playlist has to easily read like a list. (video, text, pix are to support the list)
It would be interesting to see if other people can come up with better formatting. (easy to use, looks good/interesting, and flexible)