So you want to be a pro blogger? That is fine. But do you have what it takes? More specifically do you have the knowledge that it takes? If you don’t, no problems. Below you will find 8 blogs that will give you just that. These guys have been playing online for quite some time, and they are eager to share their expertise. Enjoy!
The author: Darren Rowse is an Australian blogger, 34 years old, and he has been shaping the blogging scene since 2002. He became famous for being one of the first professional bloggers around the World, and he also co-founded a blog network called b5media.
Why you must read it: Whether you are a beginner or a blogging expert you will certainly find some very useful information over Problogger. Darren covers all the facets of blogging, you just can’t go wrong reading this blog (he also makes a six figure income from his blogs, so he knows what he is talking about).
- 34 Reasons Why Readers Unsubscribe from Your Blog
- 31 Days to Building a Better Blog
- 11 Ways to Find New RSS Subscribers
- How to Market Your Blog in 2007
- How to Generate High Quantities of Content
- Blogging for Money: A Passive Income?
- 23 Ideas for Finding New Readers
- 10 Tips for Writing a Blog Post
The author: Brian Clark is, in his own words, an Internet marketing strategist, content developer, entrepreneur, and recovering attorney. He has been playing with blogging software since 2003, and he is also involved with consulting projects and online ventures all over the web.
Why you must read it: You know what they say, content is king! If you are looking to improve the quality of your content then you should definitely read Copyblogger. The place is packed with tips about copywriting. No wonder the blog generates almost 500,000 page views monthly.
- 5 Common Headline Mistakes
- The Mark Twain Guide to Better Blogging
- 10 Sure-Fire Headline Formular that Work
- 7 More Sure-Fire Headline Templates that Work
- 5 Common Mistakes that Make You Look Dumb
- How to Attract Links and Increase Web Traffic
- 5 Simple Ways to Open your Post with a Bang!
- 5 Steps to a Truly Unique Blog
The author: Although the blog features a whole team of writers, Rand Fishkin is the anchor man. He started playing with the Internet in 1993, and today he is one of the most respected SEO experts in the world.
Why you must read it: Like it or not search engine optimization is an essential part of web development and Internet marketing today. If Google loves your blog, you are on the right path. SEOMoz has everything you need to optimize your blog for search engines, from â€œhow-toâ€ articles to web tools and resources.
- Search Engine Ranking Factors
- 19 Gorgeous Website Footers
- Web Developers: 13 Command Line Tricks
- CSS Properties You Probably Never Use (but should)
- 21 Tactics to Increase Blog Traffic
- 8 Web Design Tactics to Help When You Are Stuck
- 5 HTML Elements You Never Used (but should)
- 11 Best Practices for URLs
The author: The man needs no presentation. Jeremey Schoemaker, aka Shoemoney, runs one of the most popular blogs on the Internet. Jeremy is a very successful affiliate marketer, and recently he launched an advertising network called AuctionAds.
Why you must read it: The blog touches on a wide variety of topics, from making money online to Internet marketing. Jeremy participates on most of the industry conferences, and he is always sharing the latest news and trends around the Web.
- 9 Tips on Being a Successful Online Marketer
- 5 Ways to Make Passive Income on Your Website
- 11 Reasons Why OpenID Rocks-Sucks
- How to Deal with Digg-Slashdot-Delicious
- 5 Quick and Easy Ways to Stop Blog Spam
- How Hackers Are Using Google to Pwn your Site
- When to Make a Landing Page
The author: Lorelle is a public speaker and consultant on web design and blogging. She is involved with the development of the WordPress software, and you can also find her articles over the Blog Herald.
Why you must read it: The blog has an extensive collection of articles about WordPress: how to customize it, how to optimize it, interesting plugins and so forth. Even if you are not running WordPress, however, you will still find most of the information useful from a web design and usability point of view.
- Designing a WordPress Theme from Scratch
- What to do when someone steals your content
- Hundreds of Resources for Finding Content for Your Blog
- HTML-CSS-PHP Cheat Sheets
- DIY Search Engine Optimization
- Choosing a WordPress Theme
- Buttons, Bows and Badges for Your Blog
The author: Also known as the Dot Com Mogul, John Chow started playing with the Web in 1999. He owns a very popular technology site and, in 2006, he started blogging on JohnChow.com with the objective of sharing his experience.
Why you must read it: The blog itself is a case study about making money online. Every month John publishes a detailed review about his revenue streams (you can read the latest review for April 2007 here). While some of the monetization strategies used are polemic, I am sure you will find useful tips and ideas on the blog.
- The Art of Link Baiting
- How Much is a Domain Name Worth?
- Other Advertising Networks Besides Google Adsense
- My Top 10 WordPress Plugins
- How to Start a Tech Site
- How Much is a Link Worth?
About the author: Neil Patel is a SEO guru and the CTO of a consulting firm called ACS. Neil started blogging late in 2005, and currently the blog is listed among the Technorati Top 100 Popular Blogs.
Why you must read it: Apart from packing solid SEO advice, Pronet Advertising also covers the latest developments on the social media environment. If you are trying to promote your blog through social bookmarking sites, Pronet Advertising is the place to go.
- 10 Most Popular Brands on Digg
- Should we Measure Traffic in Minutes?
- The Rise of the 125×125 Ads
- URLs Matter in Social Bookmarking
- My 50 Favorite Blogging Resources
- Beginner’s Guide to Digg
- 5 Ways to Optimize Your Design
The authors: The website went through a couple of modifications (it was acquired by Splash Press Media) and now it is working under a blog-forum hybrid model. Nevertheless you have some popular authors contributing regularly like Raj Dash and Ryan Caldwell.
Why you must read it: As the tagline suggests, Performancing is helping bloggers succeed. Through out the website you will some solid articles about blogging and web publishing. It is also a great community to get involved with if you are looking to share your ideas and make some friends.