Most bloggers want to get better, so naturally, they turn to other bloggers for advice. Being a talkative and giving breed, bloggers often give their insight and wisdom freely (although there are a few who ask for some moolah for premium content/advice). When I was first starting out with blogging, I often turned to other blogging blogs to learn about how to do things, what works and what doesn’t new technology, and pretty much anything else I needed to be in the blogging know. Thankfully, many of these blogs are still around and along the way, I’ve discovered a few new ones.
If you’re looking to learn more about blogging, or even if you just want some fresh reading material, here are a few of my favorite blogs for bloggers:
Copyblogger: This was one of the first blogging blogs I ever came across and after reading a few posts, I was hooked. Granted, some time has passed since Copyblogger first launched as a place to learn all things for writing on the web and today, it’s a full on marketing machine with online training courses, site hosting and design tools, optimization plugins, and other goodies to help someone launch and succeed online. The blog is still top notch with plenty of tips for writing copy that truly speaks to readers, plus, plenty of free marketing advice from the Copyblogger team and a host of talented contributors.
Chris Garrett on New Media: Chris Garrett is best known for his Authority Blogger product and today, he’s a member of Copyblogger Media. His blog (and two free ebooks) are filled with great information on creating killer content and building trust with readers, as well as in our new economy. A great read for corporate or business bloggers.
ProBlogger: ProBlogger is probably the most well-known and respected blogging blog in the world and there’s a reason for that. Founder Darren Rowse is a blogging genius. This guy really knows what he’s talking about and not only does he share his own advice and experience, but he also invites a variety of talented guest posters. (P.S. Want to go pro as a blogger? ProBlogger has a blogging job board where organizations/individuals can post freelance and *gasp* legit blogging jobs!)
Write To Done: With a tagline like “unmissable articles on writing”, what’s not to love? Write to Done is a very zen-like hangout for the blogger. The woman behind it, Mary Jaksch, gives awesome tips on how to unlock your inner wordsmith and create content that you absolutely fall in love with. Her free ebook, The Ultimate Guide to Better Writing, is well worth the read.
Kikolani: Kristi Hines is the mastermind behind Kikolani, which is more of a content curation powerhouse than pure blogging blog. It has TONS (and I mean TONS) of links, tips, tricks, and resources for just about every blogging, marketing, or social media subject. Truly a gem and one of my favorite reads for when I need to learn about something new.
Pushing Social: Stanford is a bit newer, but I’ve always found his writings on Pushing Social to be practical, informative, and actionable. He gives concrete feedback and guidance, which is something a lot of bloggers have trouble doing. Plus, he does blog reviews and coaching to help you get started or get back on the right track.
Blogtrepreneur: Blogtrepreneur is all about making money while blogging and growing your brand using online marketing tools, specifically, your blog. It’s a hub for personal development, social media, and entrepreneurship, making it a favorite amongst aspiring business owners, freelancers, and those involved with small businesses.
Fuel Your Blogging: Fuel Your Blogging offers tools, articles, and inspiration for bloggers of all experience levels. You could get lost in the sheer number of interesting posts. Plus, Fuel Your Blogging is part of the Fuel Brand Network, which means it also showcases sister sites that focus on subjects including photography, coding, product design, writing, illustration, and creativity.
Boost Blog Traffic: Jon Morrow is known for being a guest blogging guru, but his blog, Boost Blog Traffic, is packed with ideas for making your blog the best it can possibly be. There are cheat sheets for writing viral posts, tips on finding inspiration, ideas for promoting your content once it’s live, and much, much more.
I know I’m leaving out some very, very talented writers and bloggers, so maybe I’ll circle back in a future post to talk about them, but in the meantime, share with us: