How to Create a Wildly Successful Blog in Just 6 Months


The great thing about blogging is that you can create a big, popular, famous site, become well known, gain influence and quit your day job (if you play your cards right and have the patience and drive)–from scratch. It’s truly a shot at the American dream. Blogging also presents an interesting dichotomy as well: it’s at the same time easy to get started blogging and hard to make a blog successful. We all know a few of the “big bloggers” that have come before us: Mike Arrington, Darren Rowse, Arriana Huff-n-Puff-and-blow-your-house-down, for instance. But I’ve been wondering lately who represents the next generation of successful bloggers. Could it be you? I’ve decided to try to share what I think contributed to the rapid growth of this blog in it’s short 6-month lifespan in hopes that someone else might find it interesting and, even better, useful.

I’ve seen a lot of chatter lately about blogging being a “thing of the past” or on its way out. I actually don’t believe that is true at all and here’s why: aside from the variety of excellent blogging platforms and tools that continue to emerge every few months, without blogs there would be a huge gaping content hole. The internet is about content. That’s what people consume. Not everything can be said in a picture–some things need to come ...

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