Lessons Learned

This may end up a series ('cause I need an excuse).

If you want to pretend you blog in a vacuum to guard against your readers jumping to other blogs/sites that scoop you, or just do it better, yet you're rational enough to want to avoid the appearance that you're just following your competitions lead while denying them attribution: a) start a forum and create a few sockpuppets which you can use to post updates in your forum w/o proper attribution and then attribute to them your blog updates; and b) simply pretend readers emailed you about the latest and thank them in your blog posts for the tips. Both of these methods give the blog author/site owner plausible deniability, with the bonus subterfuge of feigning popularity.