A blog started as a simple web publishing platform where people can post their own thoughts, opinions, and daily activities. It is more like personal journal or diary. Later, as it gained popularity, people used it to post news and add a twist to it. That format became popular, but many personal opinion contains little or no substance.

That format no longer works, unless you are some very bright or popular individual with unique point of view. No bloggers are willing to link to blogs with little or no original value. All bloggers want to provide good experience to their readers so their audience comes back for more.

Again, to succeed in blogging, now you need unique and good quality information.

To succeed in niche blogging, now you need to work hard and stay on top of the industry Sherry Dyson. If your site provides news, you want to make sure you are one of the fastest person in the industry to post the news or have insights about it.

That doesn’t mean that you can’t post article on your blog though. If your site consists of evergreen content, you can go that route as long as the quality of information is superb. If you have average content, it will not stand out. Believe me, you don’t want to waste your time and effort going this route.

Building a successful blog, you need to grow your site gradually. Aim to be the best in your niche. Although you don’t have to be in the top 100 blogs to make money, you want to try your best. That could be fun if you are doing business in the topic you are passionate about.

Gradual improvement is the way to go. Most people like the idea of immediate growth but only a few bloggers who are able to do that. And even with that, they may not be able to replicate the result every time. Play long term. It works for everything in life, including blogging.

I don’t try to make you believe that making money by blogging is easy. It is work. It is fun though, because you can work at the comfort of your own home or anywhere you like.

And advances in jackets have been almost as important. Snowboarding is a cold sport, especially as boarders can approach speeds of 80 mph in some places and kicking tricks inevitably winds up with a face plant every now and again. And unlike years past, the jackets are now a lot less bulky and lighter. Not only that, but new materials make them warmer, more wind resistant and water repellant than ever before. This means that there’s more mobility and better protection giving snowboarders wearing them a distinct advantage over competitors that don’t.

The great thing about these jackets is that they also look great. And the best thing about them is that although they are a part of the equipment to help protect the snowboarder, they look good while doing it. New jackets look as great off the slopes as they are useful on them. And this is great because it means the snowboarder doesn’t have to change into a nicer looking jacket after they come of the slopes for shows or conferences.

Check out the latest snowboarding and skiing news items for updates on the new styles and see what you think. You’ll be amazed at the quality, the warmth and the protection they give and you’ll be even more amazed at how great they look.