Blogging Resources You MUST to Read to be Successful

[My writing and blogging space at the day job...two years ago. Now I'm in a different room.]
 
I wrote my Top 5 Tips for Blogging Success post to answer questions I receive on successful blogging. The following resources are another way to take your blogging to the next level. Bookmark them and keep coming back to read more!

1)  Copyblogger: The premiere resource for online copywriting news, tips, tricks, and information.  

Must Read: Content Marketing 101. Their Headline Writing section can't be missed, either.

2) Problogger: A comprehensive site to help you make money from blogging.   

Must Read: 31 Days to a Better Blog

3) Penelope Trunk: Penelope Trunk's "controversial" blog is all abut the intersection of work and life, but her practical business tips can be applied to blogging.

Must Read: How to Blog an excellent and unconventional guide. I love it's brutal honesty.

4) Simple Dollar's "Building a Better Blog" A comprehensive and practical 31 part series (!!!) on starting a successful blog.  

5) Scoutie Girl: I just started reading this blog- but I love it so far. It's not a blogging resource, but it is a practical business resource for creatives.

Must Read: This blog fits right in with my niche, there's even a Thrifted Thoughts section! (Written by Lia, who owns the thrifty blog Mod Nest


Check out my business and blogging tips:

I'm writing a business tips series on Papernstitch. My focus is practical creative business tips, web marketing information, and blogging information. I hope you'll stop by to read them. Here's what's been published so far:

- The Secret Ingredient to Blogging Success: Passion

- 5 Ways to Use Twitter to Engage Your Community

Brittni is an excellent writer with valuable tips of her own to share. A recent post of hers I love is: 5 Tips for Working from Home and Getting Things Done, written for Lauraroeder.com.


Be Yourself: I haven't finished reading every single one of these resources, nor do I follow their rules like they're blogging bibles. These are essentials guides that will help you become a better blogger, but remember to stay true to yourself. Keep blogging, keep trying new things. You'll continue to develop techniques that work for you.
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8 comments:

  1. Thanks for the links!

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  2. I posted a comment earlier but it didn't go through...so here goes again: Thanks for pointing me in the right direction, Van. I already read some random posts from each of these sources and can tell they will be a great guide. I like that none of them are dry and boring - they definitely have some spunk to them beyond the wealth of information they share. :)

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  3. Awesome i've been in many of these sites, Tara's site is very inspirational :D

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  4. Van - You are amazing! Thanks for sharing these great resources. My weekend just got booked up!

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  5. Thanks for sharing these helpful resources! I've only just discovered your site and am loving it!

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  6. Jackie: It's definitely a LOT to take in, but apply their tips and you WILL see an improvement in your blogging endeavors!

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  7. Flo: It would take a weekend and more to read up all the essentials, there's so much to take in and then apply- I love it! Good luck absorbing the goodness!

    Angela: Thank you so much for the kind words, I appreciate that!

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  8. Thanks for this info. I will start the New Year off reading and applying the tips and techniques. This is like having my own private tutor going to school!

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