I can’t decide whether the best part of blogging is in the sharing or in reading other blogs.
Both aspects take me off on wonderful tangents and introduce me to some fabulous people who I might not otherwise have gotten to know.
I think it’s safe to say that without other bloggers being so generous with their information, I probably wouldn’t be where I am today.
I’d like to take some of that spirit and vibe and pay it forward a bit. Today, I’d like to share some terrific resources to help you in your blogging. These blogs aren’t all about blogging, but they will all offer insight, tips and tools to help up the ante a bit.
(In no particular order…)
30 Truly Useful Blogs for Bloggers
1. ProBlogger – The number one blog for bloggers features tips, tools and ideas to help make you a better blogger.
2. Chris Garrett – Chris Garrett has been doing this for more than ten years and offers insight on blogging, networking and being an online entrepreneur.
3. Kikolani – Kristi Hines shares tips and ideas plus highlights others in her “Fetching Friday” series.
4. BlogWorld Expo – Ok. So I work for BlogWorld and I blog for the BlogWorld blog, but still, it’s becoming an important resource in the world of blogging. Every day Nikki Katz, Alli Boyer and a variety of guest bloggers share news and advice for bloggers of all levels.
5. Daily Blog Tips – Daniel Soccoco discusses traffic and monetization and he’s spot on with each.
6. David Risley – Dave shares the secrets of six figure success, with tips you can actually use.
7. Blogging Tips – A collaborative effort offering tips and secrets to blogging success.
8. Copyblogger – It’s all about content and marketing but it doesn’t hurt to have a kickass headline, either.
9. Write to Done – Leo Babauta’s killer blog about writing and productivity.
10. Writing Thoughts – Laura Spencers blog offers useful tips for making a living writing for the web…and beyond.
11. Freelance Writing Jobs – Ok, so I founded the Freelance Writing Jobs network, but that doesn’t mean it lacks awesome. FWJ provides a daily list of job leads, as well as tips for writing and blogging success.
12. About Freelance Writing – Anne Wayman has been writing for the web (and clients) since before you knew what the web was. Listen to her, she knows her stuff.
13. Brand Savant- When Tom Webster reflects, people take notice.
14. Chris Brogan – I hesitated when putting Chris Brogan’s blog under social media because it’s more than that. It’s like a manual of what to do right in business and goes far beyond social media. If you’ve been living under a rock, you might want to do yourself a favor and subscribe.
15. Brass Tack Thinking – Amber Naslund walks the walk AND talks the talk.
16. Convince and Convert – Jay Baer discusses coaching and strategy.
17. Social Media Examiner – Mike Stelzner and friends teach businesses how to succeed using social media.
18. Web Strategy – Jeremiah Owyang’s thoughts on social media, community and marketing. Of special interest is the regular “People on the Move” series.
19. Social Media Explorer – Brands hire Jason to teach them how to achieve social media success. He gives away his tips free on his blog.
20. Hub Spot – Marketing, social media, analytics and more.
21.UnMarketing – People spread awesome. Scott Stratten is awesome.
22. Duct Tape Marketing – Practical tips for small business marketing.
23. AdRants – A badass look at marketing and advertising.
24. Plagiarism Today – Jonathan Bailey helps you navigate copyright laws, rules and etiquette.
25. Jonathan Fields: I hesitate to define Jonathan’s blog because he speaks his mind without conforming to a particular niche. However, if it’s not on your daily reading list, you’re seriously missing out.
26. 10,000 Words – Where Writing and Technology Meet
27. The Art of Non Conformity – Chris Guillebeau shares. You can’t change the world by doing the same thing as everyone else.
28. Read Write Web – Thoughtful analysis on what is going on in the world of blogging, social media, community and the web 2.0 world in general.
29. Mashable: News you can use about all sorts of webby stuff.
30. TechCrunch: Reporting on all things technology and web.
What blogs do you feel are most useful for bloggers – tell us in the comments and no fair listing your own!