Door Sixteen has a little FAQ page, and I originally went over there to find out what sort of camera she was using. I've been looking for a new camera so that I can start posting more personal photographs on my blog, which is ultimately my goal.
I ended up running into that question, and I thought it was pretty great advice. So far, my blog is none of the things that makes someone want to follow a blog, but my blog is young, and I'm still nursing it. I consider it a miracle that I even have a blog. Two years ago, it was a dream of mine, but I didn't think anything I had to say or think would interest anyone. It's still a fear of mine, but that's why I'm keeping at it- to conquer that fear.
Here is her advice for having a blog with a following:The best advice I can give you is to be yourself. Don’t worry about what you think a blog is supposed to be like, just focus on getting out the stuff that you think is interesting. If you like it, chances are there’s someone else who does, too. Aim for quality of content over quantity of posts. Don’t apologize for liking a trend. Don’t lift content from other blogs. Include your own photographs. Let your readers have a little window into your life, not just a bunch of product photos. Make it personal.
I'm not sure where my blog will take me, but I've told Trent that my ultimate goal is to make some really great friends through this blog. If I do that, then I consider my quest a success.