However, PlanetOfSuccess wrote their take on how to start a blog over at
How to Start a Successful Blog and Make $$$ | Planet of Success
With close to 100K readers they have a hugely impressive lineup.
What's the best take away?
The 5 Year Rule:
"...I believe it was Steve Pavlina, one of the most popular personal development bloggers, who said that you should only start blogging if youre willing to do it for the next five years. I think this is a good rule of thumb. If you are willing to invest five years of your life into this project, you should absolutely go for it. At the same time, the time span of five years gives you a rough estimate of how much work and dedication is required to grow your blog continuously.Like everything worthwhile....
This, however, does not mean that you have to work full-time on your blog for the entire five years. Instead, it is simply an encouragement not to give up when confronted with initial difficulties. Similarly, it is a reminder that it probably isnt the best idea to start blogging for a couple of months, only to give up when youre seeing no results...."
It takes *time* to grow your success.