If I could start my blog all over, I would write daily & hire someone to make a design for my blog (But moneys not there). Tho I would love to learn how to make them myself. & of course join blogging networks alot sooner.
I just started my blogging life all over again. I had a blog that was private and I sent out to all my friends. It had over 300 posts. I changed my focus, and then contributed another 50. I lost those 50 posts when I tried to archive my blog. I just feel awful about it! I wish I had some of those posts back :(
I just started my blog about 3 weeks ago and I did a ton of research before I jumped into the blogging world. But I think if I had to start over I would have started off with WP. I started with blogger then decided I hated it and went to WP. I got real caught up in the technical stuff which got very frustrating.
... do it right from the start. I started it just to check out "what is this blogging thing about?" and I started checking out Wordpress, and other software. So, it just kinda sat there and I hardly paid attention to it. Then one day I was going through old spam mail and I saw that people had actually been leaving me comments! That changed my whole outlook, although I did not do it frequently.
I would have built my blog on Wordpress, instead of having to migrate later in the game. I had no idea there was a self-hosted Wordpress--I just thought there were two free blogging platforms from which to choose and that was it.
Actually, if I knew then even half of what I know about blogging now, my blog would be entirely different. Ah, hindsight! :-)