Erick, thank you for this very informative blog post, and for Charles French for reblogging it. I wish I had seen this five years ago. Your information is so clear and pertinent to what a successful blogger must do to reach the audience he or she is looking to develop. Just wonderful.
I have been thinking about creating a post with some tips and tricks for blogging for some time now; though I already made a post regarding the unforeseen consequences of blogging, I wanted to give some advice and examples that have helped me gain the dedicated following I have. When I created my blog 3 years ago, WordPress provided a free e-book that gives tips for starting a blog and gaining traction. I will preface my advice by saying I followed a lot of what the e-book said, especially regarding tags and using SEO to get views and draw an audience to my site. What follows is advice I wish had been shared with me when I was first starting out.
View original post 1,443 more words