Now, the most important question here is this: What's in it for you and how can you learn from my unfortunate mistakes? Here are the things I'm about to discuss: Why I think that writing a 100% personal blog is very unlikely to stand the test of time. How to find out if you're heading towards failure or not. How to launch a personal blog better. When is a good time to pull the plug on such a site.
I personally love templates. I've always been a fan of finding some structured solutions for common problems or challenges that appear frequently in our lives. For example, why would you try to reinvent the wheel, so to speak, with every headline you write, when you can just use a tested template, something that others have been using for years.
This blueprint is just one of the possible approaches for writing blog posts, but it is my favorite one. The reason why I'm sharing it is because I believe it can be helpful to other bloggers too; especially when faced with a writer's block of any kind.
Reviews are like flyers in your local travel agency - some have no impact on you whatsoever, but some make you want to visit a certain place so bad that you literally can't wait to reserve a flight and a hotel. Writing a review is not about convincing anyone to do anything. It's about giving some honest opinions about a given product and listing its pros and cons.