Updated 7 August 2018.
If you’re starting a blog, or even if you’ve been blogging for a while, it’s helpful to read about what others have done. You might have questions like:
- How can I set up a blog?
- How do I find a niche?
- Where can I find inspiration for topics to write about?
- Where and how can I publicise my blog?
- How can I make money from my blog?
I’ve rounded up 10 websites on blogging which will help you start and keep going with blogging. The beginner’s sites are first, going up to pro bloggers.
1. Start Blogging Online
Start Blogging Online is managed by Mike Wallagher, who became a blogger 4 years ago. Mike goes through everything you need to know to begin a blog from scratch.
Useful post: 101 Blog Post Ideas That Will Make Your Blog “HOT”
2. Build Your Own Blog
Run by Matthew Loomis, a writer and content marketer, Build Your Own Blog has a step-by-step guide on creating and launching your blog.
3. Blogging Basics 101
Blogging Basics 101 has a beginner’s guide to blogging, recommending WordPress as your blogging platform. Jessica Knapp runs the site. It features tips and a resources page.
Useful post: Choosing a Blogging Niche
4. Become a Blogger
Become a Blogger focuses on internet marketing. It’s managed by Leslie Samuel. There are free courses and a regular podcast.
Useful post: How To Get Traffic To Your Website Or Blog
5. Be a Better Blogger
6. Sark e-media
Sark e-mediais run by Sarah Arrow, a respected blogger. I’m currently participating in her 30 day blogging challenge. Sarah coaches bloggers and writes content for many business blogs.
Useful post: Writing faster and better blog posts
7. How To Make My Blog
How To Make My Blogis run by Marko Saric from Denmark. It features a getting started section plus tech tutorials and tips on promotion and monetization.
8. Blog Success Journal
Blog Success Journal covers many aspects of blogging and features video tutorials. The owners Dan and Jennifer run their own hosting and training company, BlogPress.
Useful post: 3 Quick Tips To Start A Blog The RIGHT Way
9. Blog Marketing Academy
Blog Marketing Academy by David Risley, is for you if you want to make money from your blog. It features a bi-weekly podcast as well as expert tools and products for bloggers, plus a VIP area.
If you’re really serious about blogging, check out ProBlogger, It was founded by Darren Rowse, a full time blogger. There’s a ton of information here. Ebooks on blogging are for sale and you can join their blogging community for a monthly fee.
Useful post: 10 Quick Tips for Going Viral
First Site Guide have a Beginner’s Guide to Successful Blogging. It’s worth checking out if you are a newbie.
Robert Mening also has a step-by-step guide How to Start a Blog with illustrations.
Award-winning blogger Matthew Woodward has written How To Start A Blog THE RIGHT WAY In 2019 Step By Step.
Did this list of sites on starting a blog help you? Or have you found any others? Please leave a comment!