From: D. Keith Robinson
Duncan Riley has some good advice for those of us who might get a bit discouraged trying to build a successful blog. His main point is to stick with it, keep posting quality posts on a regular basis and try not to let “the blogging blues” let you down.
“Very few people find fame and fortune through launching a blog overnight, but over time most people can build a reasonable audience, or even more, based on perseverance at blogging, literally going the distance.”
This is so true and can be hard to remember. It took literally almost a year before my first blog, Asterisk, saw much readership. I had to keep posting and wait. Eventually it “tipped” and I began to see comments and links coming in. But even before that I was having fun and I think that is key. If you’re not having fun, you might have a hard time sticking to it.
I’ve got a newish site I’m working on (Sweetdex) and I hit a bit of roadblock because it was kind of a chore to post in. I decided to mix it up a bit, not worry about sticking to the format and have a bit of fun. Now it’s much easier to post because I enjoy it more. Think about something like that if you are thinking about throwing in the towel.
So, keep at it, make it fun and hopefully you’ll get something worthwhile out of it.