Im looking for some advise. Thinking of starting my own blog, for a bit of fun and to cover my other hosting commitment costs elsewhere or more through ad revenue.
First I need some advise with advertising, so please look in this thread as myself and someone else could do with some help.
Ive already thought of a USP, so that's in hand.
Next, I need some general advise about blogs. Im a seasoned developer, so I dont need some crappy html builder like geocities or blogger.
However is it beneficial to be part of blogger or another network? Does it help increase hits and popularity being part of the community or doesnt it matter where I host?
If it doesnt matter, id prefer to host elsewhere, where im not so restricted. But if one of these sites is going to help drive the masses it may be worth it.
Finally any advise from bloggers currently out there? Any way to drive the traffic? Can I get regular people coming back month after month? How do I draw them in? RSS feeds? What else could I do to make this blog a popular one instead of a waste of hosting space?
Please feel free to give any constructive opinions, thanks peeps.