The charming Gina over at hiya love posted a great blog this morning, Nurturing your blog 1 (for beginners).
She offers some great advice on how to get your blog started and some key tips on how to make your blog a success.
I think one of the best pieces of advice there is Don't compare yourself to other bloggers/commenters. Emulating another blogger's style will eventually drive you batty as you struggle to keep trying to use their voice instead of your own. Be yourself. You are fabulous as you are!
But I digress....definitely go check out Gina's blog. You will love it!