First of all forget everything the experts have said. Just go ahead and blog and sooner or later the algorithms will find your material online and will present it for view and somebody will come and read your stuff that you write.
What I just said is all you need to know about blogging …. well not everything …. you also need to know how to stay out of legal trouble when blogging and you can learn a lot of what you need to know about that from the ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION.
But, as most of my blogger friends always tell me, just be yourself. Do not worry about “Key Words” and topical nonsense. Just blog your heart and sooner or later you will find a few people who like you enough they will stick with you and you will have built an audience.
Of course, if you are wealthy enough to have your own Internet server and if you can afford to hire the professionals to design your interactive website, that is another story altogether. If you can do that, you can actually make some money from blogging. If you have the money to advertise and promote your blog on a wide scale, then that is a definite advantage too.
I, for example, can afford a private server … and I have actually rented space on one at times past …but I have nothing to sell and I finally concluded that it was a waste of money, so I reverted to the servers used by the platforms upon which I blog and I have never missed a thing.
But if you can be satisfied with an average, ordinary blog that attracts perhaps a thousand followers over the span of a few years, then you are good to go with whatever talents and knowledge you already possess.
Just remember that it takes time to build a solid blog and to obtain a faithful following. How much time? I haven’t the foggiest idea. I have been blogging for more than 11 years now and I have about a dozen wonderful, devoted, kind-hearted blogger friends who follow me for one reason or another and I consider them to be more precious than gold.
Be patient and perservere.
If you write it, they will come.