The Evangelical Outpost has a great series of posts on How To Start a Successful Blog that might be worth checking out if you’re towards the beginning of your blogging journey. His tips cover the topics of:
Part I – Before You Begin
Part II – The Beginning Bloggers Toolbox
Part III – How to Become an A-List Blogger
Part IV – The Art of Marketing Your Blog
Part V – Owning a Micro-Niche
Part VI – Three Essential Elements of Blog Design
I particularly find part IV useful as he explores the idea of owning a micro niche which is an approach that I myself subscribe to in most of my blogging. Rather than blogging on a wide variety of topics it is much easier (but still not simple) to establish a reputation in a smaller niche with a blog.
Some of his other posts on blogging are also quite insightful including How to become a Higher Being (a look at the top ten blogs on the ecosystem) and How to get linked by Instapundit (a look at who Glenn links to and how to get his attention).