Hmmm, seems I’ve broken several of these rules over the years! Namely: making the blog all about me, ignoring my About Me page, not embracing social media. Maybe a couple of others, it’s hard to tell. 🙂
This has always been a place for me to vent and observe and complain, so I don’t really care. I’m not interested in making money off it (hence the absence of ads), and I really have no idea how many readers I actually have. I’m just one of those people who has to say what’s on my mind, even if that seems to be happening less frequently lately (here, at least). But if I were just starting a blog and wanting to really make something big of it, these rules would be excellent advice.
Are you thinking of starting a blog in 2012, or making significant changes to your old one?
One thing that you should always be 100% clear on is your purpose of writing. Is it to start a personal blog where you don’t really care if you have a total readership of 9 or is it to have a blog that you want to monetize at some point.
If you belong to the former camp, then do as you please, and skip this post. If not, read on.