Yesterday I was asked on Twitter what one resource I’d recommend for beginning bloggers. One?! Just one?!
I couldn’t pick just one. Really, there’s so much great stuff out there, I had trouble narrowing it down from the first dozen that popped into my head.
But with some effort, I narrowed it down to three choices. These are for any level of blogger and the platform you’re blogging on (WordPress, Blogger, TypePad, etc) doesn’t matter.
If you’re a beginning blogger I also recommend getting some good training on whatever specific platform you’ve chosen so you can learn the time saving tricks, best practices, and advanced strategies that work best for it.
31 Days to Build a Better Blog
It’s a great value for $19.99 — on May 10th, 2011 the price is going up to $29.99 so if you’re thinking about it, grab it now.
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Chris Brogan’s Blog Topics
I wrote about this a while back. I’m still subscribed. Every week he sends out not only blogging ideas but also tips for better blogging and writing.
Check it out here: http://www.humanbusinessworks.com/blog-topics
Subscribe to CopyBlogger
Copyblogger is one of the few blogs I read every single time it lands in my inbox. I’ve never read a post that I didn’t get value from.
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I also love highly recommend getting involved in blog challenges, commenting tribes, and just engaging with other bloggers in your niche and in the wider blogging community. The resources I’ve recommended above are some of the “big names” — and they’re big for a reason (they’re worth following).
But there are hundreds (thousands?) of successful bloggers in their niches who are offering great advice, making a difference, and running profitable blogs. So see who’s around you. Run them through your own filters and you’ll find lots of places to learn. Being able to reach out for a helping hand from someone who’s fought through whatever challenge you’re fighting at the moment is invaluable.