"Blogging is like a puppy. Don't get one if you can't look after it properly." Veteran Australian blogger Kate Carruthers says that's always her first piece of advice to aspiring bloggers, and they are wise words.
One of the most common blogging phenomena is the abandoned blog: a site started in a rush of enthusiasm and then neglected for months on end. Maintaining a successful blog requires time and planning; you should schedule content and ideas in advance and set aside time regularly to write.
Check out Kate's full presentation from last weekend's WordCamp Sydney for lots more hints on getting started and succeeding as a blogger.