I've been tossing around the idea of starting up a blog for awhile now. The problem is I don't really understand how all the SEO and backlink stuff works. I'm more of a "I enjoy writing, and writing often" type of person. Awhile back I tried a worldpress.com blog, and posted on a few forums just to see if people would be interested in what I have to say. The niche was Sports, and Entertainment (movies, music, ect.) -- I was getting a couple thousand views a week with only a few postings and the bare minimum of promoting. So it really got me thinking that I could make a real blog work. Anyways, my question for everyone is this: Should I start from scratch with my own blog, or should I buy a blog that's for sale, and continue building the foundation that it has already started? Buying one for sale seems like a safer option since it would give me a start, instead of not even knowing how to start. I appreciate those who take their time to answer.