My 13-cent advice: Take up the task of blogging only if you desire to and you thoroughly enjoy writing. Otherwise, it will be a hard road ahead—a burden rather than a blessing. So a good question to ask yourself is: “Why do I want to blog in the first place?” (You can see how I answered that question myself.)
Keep in mind that even if you have the coolest looking blog on the Web, few people will read it unless they find the material you write valuable. And writing great content takes time, a lot of thought, and energy. So once you’ve decided that blogging is for you and you’ve counted the cost, roll up your sleeves and get to work. And don’t look back. Strive to write killer posts. But even if you write great content, you aren’t going to please everyone. So follow your own compass.
If you decide later that you missed the mark and should cancel the blog, no harm done. But don’t take it up or quit it unless you’re pretty confident on both ends.
Once you’ve applied all 25 tips, I recommend you get Bryan Allain’s excellent book, 31 Days to Find Your Blogging Mojo (only $4.99 USD). It’s a great supplement to this post. It will give you additional ideas, all peppered with a good dose of humor.
See also: Advice for Authors
What should be added to this list that I left out?
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