One thing I've found is that blogging doesn't have to take over your life. That's one of the beauties of conversational media (of which blogging is only one facet). The trick is, I've found, to use your blog to get a good conversation going and to keep it rolling.
It's also especially helpful (good karma and otherwise) to set aside a little time regularly to read and *comment on* other blogs, in addition to working on your own. This type of media is deeply interconnected. Getting involved in other blogs provides an incredibly rich source of serendipity.
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