John Welsh has given his views on the essential online skills that you should master before you start a blog. Hat Tip Jon Slattery
He believes that
1.You should identify a community that you are writing for.
2.that you should comment on other people's blogs within your community as a way of getting traffic to your blog.
3.that you should make sure that your blog has many connections to other sites.
4.You would be amazed how much the web will help you with what you are doing. You can start with one question and receive so many responses that you soon have another idea for an article. But you will only receive that reward if you yourself have helped others
5.Focus on the content