If I could start over again, knowing what I know now...I would have picked a shorter blog name. I would have started on wordpress self hosted- now I have to think about moving it all. I would have been more anonymous and not told family. I also would have had a plan about my goals and what I am posting about- I have tended to post more random type 'day in our life' type posts.
Not stopped.. started my blog in 2002 as well as a definite product review one w/my BFF. That blog would have been AMAZING now, 8 years later. My personal one has stayed alive thru that time but I have changed formats so many different times.
If I was to go back and do a redo on my blog first thing I would do would be to bypass the paid blogging sites where I paid just to be able to write. Now I use blogger and am happy with what control I have over the blog. But it cost me to find my comfort zone.