The other day I came across a post on the Social Media Examiner website titled, 17 Ways to Grow Your Blog from Top Bloggers. Although the title suggests that it is for those who already have blogs and want to increase their readership, the tips offered are wonderful for those thinking about launching a blog. In addition to picking up some great tips (e.g. Be Active in Other Communities First, Offer Real Value, Focus on Evergreen Content, and more!), you can click through to blogs that practice what they preach. In addition to following music blogs, it’s also fun and beneficial to follow blogs in other fields so that you gain a broader perspective of what is going on in the blogosphere!