Today's Tip: This goes along with all of the other tips I give, but goes a step further. I've told you to read other blogs and pay attention to the people in your community. I've also told you to be wary of people who do nothing more than blog about blogging with little experience at actually blogging. Well now it is time for you to go out there and figure out how all of these things work. Pay attention to what people do and not just what they say! As your parents would have told you at one time or another, "do as I say not what I do" etc.
You know the old tired rhetoric that I espouse all the time. SEO is great assuming that you have something worthy of looking at. Advice is great as long as you can see the benefits of that advice. The internet is full of people with opinions, and a lot of them seem to make sense, but unless you see it in practical use, you really can't tell if something is a fact or just an idea. Even worse it could just be something that someone comes up with to keep others from walking on their shtick. In the end any and all advice that you get online is an opinion and you should trust but verify at all times. Even the guy writing this right now.