Want to start a blog worth reading? Truth is, we all do.
Whether you’re a complete newbie or you’ve been running a blog or online business for a while with little to no traction, your search ends here.
The contents of this “Ultimate Guide to Start a Blog Worth Reading” were written by some of the top Bloggers, Marketers, Copywriters, Authors + Thought Leaders of today. Each article has been hand picked to help you go from “meh” to “OMG! I love your work girl!”
Here’s how you should use this resource:
- Bookmark this page
- Dig in!
- Implement along the way
- Implement some more
Introducing: The Ultimate Guide to Start a Blog Worth Reading.
Simply click on any of the chapters to get started.
- Chapter 1: Blogging for Complete Newbies
- Chapter 2: The Rules of Blogging for Complete Newbies
- Chapter 3: How to Not be a Newbie Blogger when You’re a Newbie Blogger
- Chapter 4: How to Gain Popularity Through Your Blog
- Chapter 5: How to Write Better for Lousy Writers
- Chapter 6: Copywriting for Beginners
- Chapter 7: Inspiration for Blog Topics
- Chapter 8: Using Social Media to Increase Your Blogs Popularity
- Bonus Chapter: Pep Talks for the Dark Days – No One is Immune
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Chapter 1: Blogging for Complete Newbies
Whether you want to start a blog for leisure or you’re starting one for business, these 7 resources will help you save time trying to figure out the best way to do it properly.
≅ 23 Questions for Prospective Bloggers – Is a Blog Right for You? | Darren Rowse
≅ 7 Magic Ingredients to Start a Blog Worth Reading | Theressa Young-Ngoungou
≅ How to Choose a Niche Topic for your Blog | Darren Rowse
≅ A Newbies Biggest Mistake + How You Can Avoid It. | Theressa Young-Ngoungou
≅ The Non-Designer’s Essential Glossary of Web Design Terms | Ginny Soskey
≅ Your First Week of Blogging – Write Compelling Content | Darren Rowse
≅ How to Launch a Brand New Website (with a Bang!) – The Ultimate Guide | Pat Flyn
Chapter 2: The Rules of Blogging for Complete Newbies
In this chapter you’ll discover some simple rules to follow when you start a blog. But keep in mind that rules were meant to be broken (when you get better at it of course).
∴ The Rules of blogging | Jeff Goins
∴ The Dysfunctional Guide to Blogging (and Business) Success | Demian Farnworth
∴ 30 Quick Editing Tips Every Content Creator Needs to Know | Stephanie Flaxman
∴ 16 Top Tips from Blogging Experts for Beginners | Belle Beth Cooper
∴ 10 Blogging Myths You Must Ignore | Onibalusi Bamidele
∴ 1,000 True Fans | The Technium
Chapter 3: How to Not be a Newbie Blogger when You’re a Newbie Blogger
There are common mistakes most newbies make when they start a blog. So in this chapter you’ll learn what these are + how to bypass the awkward ” new kid” stage.
≈ How to Not be a Newbie Blogger when You’re a Newbie Blogger | Pat Flyn
≈ Avoid These 7 New Blogger Blunders | Marya Jan
≈ 11 Ways to Bore the Boots Off Your Readers | Henneke
≈ 5 Silly Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Blog without even Realizing it | Tommy Walker
≈ 3 Deadly Mistakes to Avoid when Writing Blog Posts | Jeff Havens
≈ Why No One Cares what You Think (+ How to Stop being So Freaking Boring) | Jonathan Morrow
Chapter 4: How to Gain Popularity Through Your Blog
There’s really only one way to gain popularity through your blog + Corbett Barr says it best “Write Epic Shit”! This chapter focuses on content creation to build your audience.
… Write Epic Shit | Corbett Barr
… 7 Types of Blog Posts Which Always Seem to Get Links and Traffic | Skellie
… How to Write Blog Posts that go Viral | Pat Flyn
… How to Craft Contagious Content (the Secret is Triggering Emotions) | Derek Halpern
… 30 Ways to Build the “Know, Like + Trust” Factor that Grows an Audience | Georgina El Morshdy
… 10 Ways Specificity Helps You Build a Profitable Audience | Kelton Reid
… A Simple Plan for Writing One Powerful Piece of Online Content Every Week | Pamela Wilson
Chapter 5: How to Write Better for Lousy Writers
If you’re like me + were still sleeping when God was handing out the gift of communication through words (both verbal + written) then this chapter is for us!
∴ How to write the perfect blog post | Derek Halpern
∴ The Difference Between Good Writers + Bad Writers | Jeff Goins
∴ Write Quick + Better: The “Aha” Index Card Method | Chase Reeves
∴ How can I write a Successful Blog Post + Get More People to Read it? | Melanie Pinola
∴ 7 Bad Writing Habits You Learned at School | Jonathon Morrow
Chapter 6: Copywriting for Beginners
If you wanna start a blog worth reading then you must know the basics of copywriting. Your copy is what will grab your visitors attention – or not. In this chapter you’ll discover timeless + tested copywriting tips to draw an audience.
≈ Copywriting Essentials from A-Z | Ali Luke
≈ 317 Power Words that will make You a Better Writer | Jon Morrow
≈ 7 Scientifically-Backed Copywriting Tips | Gregory Ciotti
≈ 5 Easy Tricks to Write Catchy Headlines | Jeff Goins
≈ The Velvet Rope Approach | Demian Farnworth
≈ How to Use Cialdini’s 6 Principles of Persuasion to Boost Conversions | Marc Schenker
≈ Introducing the 6+1 Model for Effective Copywriting (Better than AIDA!) | Danny Iny
Chapter 7: Inspiration for Blog Topics
Every blogger needs an injection of inspiration occasionally + with these resources, you’ll never be without blog post idea again.
≅ Don’t Know what to Blog About? 88 Pieces of Fill-in-the-Blank Inspiration | Alexandra Franzen
≅ 101 Blog Post Ideas to Make Your Blog Hot | Mike
≅ 42 Timeless Ideas for Attracting More Visitors to Your Website | Corbett Barr
≅ How to Cheat Your Way to Writing Irresistible Headlines | Detailed Success
≅ Write Something Dangerous | Jeff Goins
≅ 50 Can’t-Fail Techniques for Finding Great Blog Topics | Carol Tice
Chapter 8: Using Social Media to Increase Your Blogs Popularity
In this chapter you’ll discover how to use social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter + Google+ to increase your blogs popularity + build your tribe of loyal fans.
… Is Blogging Still Relevant in a World of Social Media? | Darren Rowse
… Why + How I use Social Media | Joshua Becker
… How to Ensure Your Future Blog Posts Are Popular | Eric Siu
… The Remarkable Power of Social Media | Corbett Barr
… Use Facebook + Twitter to Drive Crowds to Your Blog | Donny Gamble
… 7 Ways Writers can Build Online Authority with Google+ | Demian Farnworth
Bonus Chapter: Pep Talks for the Dark Days – No One is Immune
Unfortunately, there will be dark days. Day’s where you just want to trade in your keyboard for a J.O.B. No one is immune (well not in the beginning anyway). So for those days, refer to this chapter.
∴ Discipline, devotion & dazzling charm: what I learned from three of the most famous bloggers in the world | Alexandra Franzen
∴ Kicked, Beaten Down, Back Up Against the Wall, Now You Have Nothing to Lose | Corbett Barr
∴ A Pep Talk from Kid President to You | Kid President