"If you build it, they will come" doesn't work. Millions upon millions of bloggers have done just that ... and they haven't raked in the bucks. As one article said, American is just not awash in multimillionaire bloggers! Of course, I'd settle for being a millionaire blogger. I'm not greedy!
The very best blogs are works of art in some cases and they are all daily events. The readership comes in the thousands to many thousands ... A DAY! Efforts to raise funds produce small individual results, but when the readership is large enough, that works. Those small results add up. Further, the most successful bloggers spend time reading posts on the most successful other blogs and commenting on them to draw eyeballs to their own blog posts as well.
So, from what I picked up:
- First and foremost, you need time and writing talent. Write continuously for maximum success. Focus diligently on one topic you know where you can provide useful information and stick with it.
- Find and cultivate various methods to procure ad revenue.
- Draw people to your blog by commenting many times and intelligently on other top blog sites.
For additional posts on blogging success, see: http://jsbrookspresents.blogspot.com/2014/07/sloggin-thru-blogging-10000-hours.html and http://jsbrookspresents.blogspot.com/2014/07/sloggin-thru-blogging-top-ten-blog-post.html. If you just can't get enough, search for Sloggin' Thru Blogging on this blog for more posts!