Updated 30 June 2020.
This is Day 15 in the 30 Day Blogging Challenge. You can read Day 14’s post here.
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 with starting a blog and keeping it going.
1. Start Blogging Online
Start Blogging Online was managed by Mike Wallagher and now is run by a team of writers. They have a free e-course on making a living blogging in 3 months.
Useful post: 134 Blog Ideas: Post Topics & Unique Things to Write About
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
Kevin J. Duncan got the blogging bug in 2014 and decided to blog full-time. His site Be a Better Blogger has a step by step guide on starting a blog.
Useful post: 6 Simple Steps for Creating Remarkable Content
6. Content Nitro
Content Nitro is run by Sarah Arrow, a respected blogger. I took part in her 30 day blogging challenge. Sarah coaches bloggers and writes content for many business blogs.
Useful post: 31 Different Types of Content for Your Blog [Free Checklist]
7. Smart Blogger
Smart Blogger is one of the world’s largest websites dedicated to blogging and writing. With content written by Jon Morrow (Founder and CEO), Kevin J. Duncan (Editor-in-Chief), and a host of talented professionals, it’s a go-to resource for all bloggers and writers, regardless of their level of experience.
Useful post: Start a Blog (& Make Money): Free Beginner’s Guide
BlogPress has tips on all aspects of blogging. It’s run by experienced blogger Jennifer Baritchi, who offers hosting, support and coaching for WordPress blog owners.
Useful post: Find A Niche For Your Blog: Step-by-Step Guide
9. Blog Marketing Academy
Blog Marketing Academy, started in 2008 by David Risley, is perfect for you if you want to make money from your blog. You can sign up for a free weekly newsletter and access their community for further support.
Useful post: 32+ Headline Formulas: The Non-Copywriter’s Guide To Writing Headlines That Get The Clicks
If you’re really serious about blogging, check out ProBlogger. It was founded in 2004 by Darren Rowse, a full time blogger. There’s a ton of information here. Listen to the podcast, check out the blog, buy one of the ebooks or join a course (like the Start a blog course).
Useful post: 10 Quick Tips for Going Viral
These are articles from sites that don’t focus solely on blogging but have useful guides.
First Site Guide have a Beginner’s Guide to Successful Blogging. It’s worth checking out if you are a newbie.
Here is a helpful a step-by-step guide on How to Start a Blog with plenty of screenshots.
Award-winning blogger Matthew Woodward has written How To Start A Blog THE RIGHT WAY.
Read this case study on promoting your blog.
Did this list of sites on starting a blog help you? Or have you found any others? Please leave a comment!
Really thoughtful list thank you. Will check out problogger now. Thanks.
Claire Brotherton says
Thanks Sarah – glad it helped. 🙂
Thanks for sharing with us Claire, I suggest also adding Neil Patel’s blog to the list.
Really great post Claire Brotherton. Many of them are new to me. Thanks for sharing!