How to succeed in the blogosphere

Via Instapundit, I was directed to a several posts Joe Carter at the Evangelical Outpost has written on how to be an effective, successful blogger. Since he’s written those posts, he’s linked up to several other successful bloggers who’ve added their own tips. His series, as well as the posts he links up to, are well worth the read on anyone who is interested in increasing their traffic and gaining the respect of other bloggers you enjoy reading in the blogosphere.

I’d also like to point out again a post that helped englighten me when it comes to what needs to be done in order to be a successful blogger. I’ve linked up to this post in the past and it deserves a reposting here today. So here ya go :)

Back to Joe Carter’s series, his best points, in my opinion, come on this page when he discusses the specific criteria for being an A-list blogger. One that I need to work on is the following:

Consistency — Morrissey’s [Ed, from the ultra popular Captain’s Quarters blog] niche is current events. Before most people have even heard of a breaking story, he’ll have already produced a post providing his analysis and opinion. He doesn’t wait until everyone else has jumped on the bandwagon before he chimes in; he gets out in front on a story every single day. The vast majority of the time he’ll cover a story that will not catch fire throughout the rest of the blogosphere. But when a brushfire breaks out he’ll have already been fanning the flames. Morrissey isn’t a prophet, he’s just consistent.

That’s the key – to me. Once the election was over, I wasn’t around as much here due to the holidays, busier workload, and in some instances just suffering from blog burnout (which is what’s happened with Stephen Green, who I was glad to see post on his whereabouts yesterday to concerned posters at his blog). This is a new year and I’m refreshed and ready to tackle the latest issues. Everyone who knows me will tell you that I can be quite long-winded when I want to be (see the “Toldjah So’s” on the left hand column for proof!) so it’s not a case of me not being able to write lengthy detailed posts, it’s just a matter of taking the time to compose and post them. Which I’ll be doing a LOT more of this year :)

Cheers and good luck to my fellow bloggers! May this year bring success in the blogosphere and beyond to us all no matter what our individual definitions of success are!