Some good info here.
You are very right – however, you may still not make any (or much) dough from blogging. My own blog has a large following and very active readership, but outside of a few contributions I'll never make much from it – because the following is international and does not lend itself to selling ads.
So you may need to add "sell out bigtime" to the list of things to do. But then again, I like your list as it is.