If you have taken on the challenge of writing your own blog, you have probably also discovered that if you want to build an actual audience for your blog it is a lot of hard work. Whether you are maintaining tidbits about your family, like my friend Sarah (http://dunham6pack.blogspot.com/), or are trying to drive business for your small business, you will find that it will take a lot of work, lots of mistakes, and lots of time before you start building any kind of audience.
As for myself, I made a small New Year’s resolution with myself to focus a bit more time on my blog. There are two major goals that I have. First, I would like to blog more often (2-3 times per week). Second, I would love to improve the overall quality of the writing. Both of the commitments require me to devote more time.
There’s no secret formula to blogging success. I’ve watch this play out dozens of times on Twitter and Facebook. Businesses try to engage a community by “selling,” offering deals, coupons, etc. But they never contribute any meaningful content that is significant to the larger community. Before long, everyone stops listening and leaves the “community.” Hey, no one said this would be easy and social media is no different. There’s not magic bullet, no “secret” program to build instance success. It take time, hard work, and patience.
Here are some great tips from ProBlogger to help you get a jump on your blogging resolutions: 52 Blog Tips to Kick Start Your Blog in 2010.