KevinMD is a long-time and extremely dedicated medblogger. He is one of the more reliable resources for quick links to news and current events in the medical space. I read him (and link to him) regularly.
D.J.: Why do you think that you have been so successful in attracting followers?
KevinMD: It’s persistence. When you start a blog you have to stick to a schedule and I post normally three times a day. When you have a readership that looks forward to that schedule, then it can certainly grow. I have posted almost everyday. There are very few days that I don’t post unless I’m on vacation and what not. So I think that posting regularly is very important. I also have different mediums that people can access my blog through. I have the blog itself. I have a link to my post served up on twitter, so that it exposes the blog to a different audience. People who don’t want to go to blog itself can read my posts through a RSS reader or they can subscribe by e-mail newsletter. Having a variety of means that people can access your writing is important, and the fact that they all go back to the blog - it kind of helps identify your brand within the Internet and that helps increase readership.