Years ago, aspiring authors struggled in a sort of abyss, with no information about the publishing industry and process available. Maybe you had some colleagues who could provide a few tips. Maybe you relied on some out-dated books for strategies and techniques. But as a whole, information was pretty lacking.
Nowadays, with all the information available online, some writers get paralyzed by info-overload. And so much information is contradictory with Agent X suggesting this and Editor Y prescribing that. It can all be a bit overwhelming to aspiring authors out there.
Agent Nathan Bransford has a great post about weighing and evaluating advice from blogs. It’s well-worth checking out and might just save you some frustration and headaches.