Ive been a very keen blogger for a few years now and I'm still just beginning. There is something about blogs that draw me in, the way they look the way the are very user friendly and the fact that they can be huge money makers.
Don't try and start blogging just from a money point of view, it will not work and if you make no money you will find it hard to continue. There are so many ways to make money with your blogs but above all the competition has to be google adsense. If your looking for high PPC and little effort google adsence is but far the best. The only problem with google is their rules,, its their way or the highway.
NEVER click an ad, even if its just to test its working....google will shut you down. ALSO never spam your blog with endless amounts of updates from software, google will close your account and that it, no more google ads for the URL, ever!!!!!
When i first started blogging i was told of some amazing software that updates as much as you want has many times a day as you like, SOUNDED amazing so i tried it.
It started off amazing but i got greedy to fast, and google closed my accounts.
MY lesson was learnt and i needed to share with you.. if you are going to use software DONT Blast the hell out it like i did.
The best way to blog is to use your own content and build your blog over time, which is hard to do but will work in your favor long term. Don't put any ads of any kind until you are hitting somewhere in the 800-1200 visitors a day.
Best ways to start your new blogging venture, check out wordpress.com you can start blogging for free 100% and when you are happy you can go out and buy a domain name and start hosting your own blog.
Wordpress is so easy to use and is my favorite site for blogging but you can also try blogger.com which is even easy to use but doesn't have as much customization as wordpress.com
Blogging is great fun and can make a lot of money if taken seriously but i highly recommend you start blogging for fun and take your time.
Make sure to blog about something you love and give your readers value, fun and advise.
Good luck blogging.