Darren Rowse at ProBlogger has a nice post on some lessons he have learned from his 3 years of blogging. Some of them are really true, and this is a must read if you are blogging, if your blog to be a hit – no matter if you commericalize your blog or not:

  1. Be Lucky
  2. Work Hard
  3. Use the Power of Exponential Growth
  4. Differentiate Yourself
  5. Provide Value
  6. Target a Niche
  7. Diversify
  8. Don’t Spread Self too Thin
  9. Have a Backup Plan
  10. Be Light on Your Feet
  11. Relationships are Key
  12. Establish Boundaries
  13. Don’t read your Own Press
  14. Beware of Hype
  15. Get a Life
  16. Make Mistakes
  17. Be Yourself
  18. There are No Rules

Some of them I learned elsewhere and I have applied those into this blog. The success of this blog (As of today, we have over 5700 unique RSS readers who fetch this blog’s RSS feed daily from feedburner!) really shows those key elements work!

Come to think of it, those lessons that Darren talks about can be applied to general business. Entrepreneurs and business owners, what do you think?

Are there any extra bits that you can think of? What sort of lessons you have learned in your business or blogging?

Would lifehack.org readers with blogs please show hand and comment about their blogs and their experience?

18 Lessons I’ve Learnt about Blogging – [ProBlogger]

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