09 Mar 10 3:27 pm
Agreed, Blogs are like gardens, they need constant care, watering and love but if you plant fresh flowers (ie new relevant content), you will get visitors and praise.
A great blog post will get people to comment on it, which will make others want to leave a comment. I judge the popularity of a blog by the number of comments left and am less impressed by review postings which are really sales pitches.
A blog supplements an affiliate website but does not replace it. In other words, it is another traffic and loyalty generation strategy.
I made the mistake of doing a blog by itself and had no luck with it so I decided to leave it and build a squeeze page to get my mailing list started. After several mailings, I might refer people to my blog and/or use the blog to promote my newsletter. Of course I am still a newbie myself.
In summary, make some money first by following Mark's plan, then build your blog to make more money later.