The nature of blogging is to speak in your own voice...the best advice I ever got from another professional blogger was to be as opinionated as possible and find my voice...."not everyone will love it but some will and those fans that find you, will be the ones that stay, the ones who share & support your work and that's why you write"
I never looked back after that....so speak your mind and never stop & the people that come back will come back because they love the sound of your voice....probably because it sounds like their own!
Think the biggest mistake I have made (and apparently still make) is telling it how it is. People don't seem to like the truth, for whatever reason... Oh I know. Denial! But yea. It's killed my readership but I still do it :P
When I first started I was all over the place with my posts, no specific focus. I think it helps to have focus and make what you write about matter to you.
Fantastically great post! Perceptive yet entertaining as well. Thanks.
Waiting three years while I built a stockpile of archived content for a content-rich blog, until I finally set up the google friend connect, the facebook page, the twitter account and started my stat counter.
All my stats and so on would be MUCH higher if I'd started it at first, but I wanted so much to make a great first impression, that I thought it best to wait until I practically had a novel's worth of posts in.
I am a new blogger and I'm sure I've made plenty of mistakes. However I have a question for those of you who listed using blogger instead of wordpress in the beginning. I looked into wordpress but how do you make money with wordpress if you can't use adsense or any advertising on your blog? That is my biggest concern. I would really appreciate any feedback.