Like seriously --> Why do you want to blog?
Why do you want to grow your blog?
Traffic, email subscribers, and fans are great. Affilliate revenues rock...
but these are not your "why."
Side note: I personally believe "Find your Why!" sounds incredibly corny, but the fact remains right now...KNOWING your purpose and mission is critical.
Not "important," but "critical."
It will aid decision making. It will help you persist through months 6-18...when a large majority of bloggers quit.
It will also help you produce better content that resonates with people.
You must explicitly define your purpose and mission.
No need to write a ton unless you'd just like to...but please choose one of those and comment below.