Always keep your WordPress installation updated to the latest version.
Make commenting easily accessible and write about stuff that gets people talking positively. Invite others to guest post or even ask readers to contribute to your blog.
The e-book did go on to sell well but that was mostly just luck. Twitterfeed is a great tool that automatic publishes your posts to your Twitter and Facebook accounts — great for Twitter but looks a bit spammy for Facebook at present.
We personally use Bluehost to host The Minimalists. There is not always something to learn but it is smart to at least keep your mind open so you do not miss opportunities.
Be Interesting. Just changing a color in these forms, adding or removing a few words or a sentence can affect how many sign up for your email list. But always trying to go for the free or inexpensive option instead of investing a bit of money into better hosting, premium plugins and programs can really hold you back.
Create a focused mission statement in order to know what your content should be and who your audience is. If you have already written a lot about a topic, zoom in on a smaller subtopic.