All of us who run online businesses are constantly consuming information. And we all know that we’re only as good as the information we consume and those that we surround ourselves with.
If you consume poor content and surround yourself with so-called experts that are only looking out for themselves and do not have your best interest in mind, you’ll never be more that what you are today.
Like you, I’ve spent literally 1,000s of hours on the internet looking for ideas, coaches, experts and anyone I would want to affiliate myself and my brand with.
Below are my top 10 favorite blogs about blogging (plus 2 bonus blogs) when I need encouragement, a splash of creativity or someone to partner with. You’ve probably heard of a few of these blogs. Hopefully, a few are new.
I’ve listed the following blogs in order of how they’ve helped me and others I know. They are not listed in order of popularity, site visitors or monetization model.
Blogs about Blogging
Copyblogger has been around since 2006 and was launched by Brian Clark. They pride themselves on teaching people how to create “killer online content”. Their mission is to teach people how to create online content that attracts attention, drives traffic, and builds their business.
Copyblogger literally covers all things blogging. If there’s a topic on blogging I’m having a hard time finding I head straight to them. Trust me, they will have what you’re looking for.
As the name implies, Duct Tape Marketing is all about marketing. They cover everything from paid search to local markets. John Jantsch started the company and blog. John is a marketing consultant, speaker and best-selling author of Duct Tape Marketing.
Income Mesh is run by John Whitford and offers solid advice on software. Johns’ passion is to help entrepreneurs grow their business using powerful, data-driven marketing strategies.
#7 Chris Rucker
Chris offers a wealth of information on building your personal brand. He also covers tools, tips and tactics you need to start, run, support and grow a business in the 21st century.
Blogging Wizard is a phenomenal resource for anyone who wants to start a blog. They’ve got content for new bloggers but also provide in-depth resources for entrepreneurs who want to take their blog to the next level.
Alessandro is a digital marketing expert. He helps entrepreneurs and companies to build and grow their online businesses. Alessandro can help you grow your online business, gain more exposure across the web, and increase conversions and sales.
Not to mention, Alessandro is a friend of mine who I’ve spent 4+ hours with working on my own marketing efforts.
#4 Adam Enfroy
Adam is a guy who has proven you can still build a blog in 2020 and make serious money. Adam started his blog (focused on software review) in early 2019… yeah, 2019! And his last income report for May 2020 shows he generated $80k in revenue.
Stay positive! There’s still plenty of room for your blog and ways to make money.
Miles Beckler is the man! He is the epitome of offering first before asking. Miles is all about helping you build your online business and blog. He helps entrepreneurs and internet marketers increase leads and conversions through efficient sales funnels, pay per click, and strategic internet marketing ideas.
#2 Neil Patel
Neil is probably considered one of the most successful online entrepreneurs. He continually offers solid, helpful content on marketing, blogging, advertising, and anything else regarding you might need to be a success online.
Be sure to checkout Neils free SEO tool, Usersubbest.
Smart Passive Income (SPI) is the brainchild of Pat Flynn. SPI covers just about everything you would ever need to know about running a blog or online business. Their blog covers affiliate marketing, business development, email marketing, and podcasting.
Pat is just about as honest as they come. You would do well to check out his stuff.
Bonus #1 Torque
Torque Magazine launched in 2013 and is a leading resource for WordPress news and continues to be on the forefront of news and events in the WordPress community.
Bonus #2 Buffer Blog
Most of us know Buffer for the social media tools, but I love their tips for creating, sharing and converting content for social media.
Buffer covers engaging topics on working remotely, the science behind social media and building an online team that has been helpful.