Tell me about the challenges you’ve faced creating a new blog

I’ve created a few blogs in recent years. The most successful — The Urban Alchemist — only achieved a couple hundred visitors per month at its peak. That’s not very much, and there’s actually sooner rally good content there, but it was a personal blog and initially I never set out to gain a large readership, it was really a place to gather my thoughts and document my life lessons.

But now I’m on the verge of creating a new, more targeted and ambitious blog, and so many questions come up:

Who are my readers?
What do I want to provide?
What will make my content valuable?
Should I go niche or broad?
Personal or less so?
And so on…

So I’d love to hear from you:

What challenges have you faced when starting a new blog from scratch?
How did you overcome them?

What questions were you faced with?
How did you answer them?

Have you tried and failed?
Will you try again?

Have you seen some success?
What was key for you?

Let me know in the comments or via Twitter @LatnBlack.

Thanks!

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