Here are the key elements you must recognize in your blogging quest…
*You need no one’s permission to start.
*You can choose any topic you are passionate about.
*State your purpose/niche/approach early on.
*Link to authorities and add your thoughts. Trackback.
*Write original stuff too. *Tell others in your network/industry about your site, especially non-bloggers. Get their feedback, encourage them to refer others, invite them to write a guest article.
*Comment on other related blogs.
*Enter related carnivals.
*Reuse your blog postings as new workshops, handouts, articles, or tips.
*List yourself as the author of your blog. Include it in your bio, especially off-line.
*Treat yourself as an expert. Maybe no one in the off-line world thinks so, yet, but build your expertise.