Wake up, fellow bloggers, it’s almost 2007. The halcyon days of blogging are over.

There are 55 million blogs, according to Technorati.com (97 percent abandoned), and 1,430 law-related blogs, according to Blawg.org. The novelty has worn off. To truly succeed at blogging, you must avoid making the five most common snafus that can dead-end your blog.