The only blogging advice you should ever need:

  1. Blogs are a platform, not a business model
Everything else flows from this realization. The blogging bubble was much like the Internet bubble. All one had to do  was whisper “blog” into the ear of a fool with money and call themselves a blogging guru. Things like Facebook and Twitter were kind enough to distract people with walls and streams while the bubble popped, so it only led to disappointment when people realized it–unlike the ruined fortunes of the Internet bubble.
Blogging isn’t dead. It’s just returning to its natural state.