What makes a successful blog

I came across an article of sorts detailing what makes a blog successful:

I’ve recently received a few e-mails asking for advice on creating and maintaining a successful blog. I decided to sit down and think about what I felt made a blog (or blogger) successful. It was a bit of a challenge because I’m not sure how to define success in terms of …………………………………..

I can tell you hear and now what makes a blog successful, the one true fire way to make sure that your blog becomes the next Lawrence Lessig Jihad……………………………….
Actually there is no true fire way to anything. Nothing is simple in this life, if you don’t believe me, ask me a question?
So, forget about making it popular and write about what interests you. Don’t worry about what people say, spelling mistakes or any other sort of crap because everyone is different and you could never accomodate everyone.
I don’t have a blog roll or a list of blogs I read (the two might be the same thing, I don’t know). I don’t read tabloids, peridicals, newspapers or magazines and I am not interested in slashdot, the register or any geek news portals. Neither am I interested in new fangled gadgets, latest trends or famous people so some might say I am quite boring, so what!
Things I like:
1. The BBC:
Why? I grew up with David Attenbourough. In fact the only thing we could watch on a Sunday was his nature programmes. This was quite ironic considering his take on religion etc.
I like BBC Radio 4. It has some of the funniest programs you could imagine and has been the springboard for hundreds of famous acts ie The Goons (Originally started out on BBC Home Service, became R4).
2. Music:
I love music but detest the industry.
3. Food.
I grew up hating it, then after my first 3 months in the Navy eating nothing but chocolate (food was awful at HMS Raleigh) I realised that savoury is better and have not looked back.
4. Google
Gets me what I want, when I want it and has saved me more time than anything I can think of.
5. People.
Far more interesting than some text on a monitor. People are what make the world go round not money.

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