Go anonymously amidst facebook and twitter, and remember what power there may be in lurking.
As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all bloggers.
Post your opinions regularly and clearly; follow all the blogs you can, even the dull and plagiarised; they too have their story.
Avoid loud and ranting bloggers, they’ll just bring you down.
If you compare your number of followers to others, you may become a pain in the ass; for always there will be more popular and less popular blogs than yours.
Enjoy your awards as well as your drafts.
Keep interested in your own blog, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of the internet.
Exercise caution in your traffic sources; for the internet is full of paid-to-click scams.
But let this not blind you to what search optimised content can deliver; many bloggers strive for high adsense returns; and everywhere life is full of new ideas.
Be yourself. Especially, avoid copypasta.
Neither be cynical about the comments you get; for in the face of the nameless hordes of the internet it’s nice to get to know people.
Follow tutorials from those that have gone before, diligently adding tips as your experience grows.
Nurture a good group of followers to shield you from sudden dips in traffic due to changes in search algorithms.
But do not distress yourself with thoughts of being banned.
Many fears are born of caffeine and insomnia.
Beyond a regular posting schedule, be gentle with yourself… we all have real lives.
You are a blogger of the universe, no less than the Huffington Post or Mashable; you have a right to post when you feel like it.
And whether or not it is clear to you, visitors will find your blog.
Therefore be at peace with your provider, whether Google or WordPress, and whatever your page views and click rates, in the noisy confusion of your reading list keep peace in your soul.
With all its spam, piracy, and deserted blogs, it is still a beautiful internet.
Strive to be happy.
(originally posted on my other blog…but it seemed perfect for D)