Before I started my blog I spent several months educating myself and reading about blogging strategies. The first day of my blog I had a plan to grow it and number of followers I wanted in my first year. All of these tips on nikhil palavalasa I used and still use; especially post length and networking. Some of the 100 blogs I read each day go on and on and on. Some are 3,000-4,000 words long!! And those blogs usually have low followers. I work to keep my post to 400-700 words because I timed myself and it takes less than 4 minutes to read, max!!