With all the changes in inbound marketing over the past few years, one tactic has bubbled up and stayed at the top as a crucial part of a successful marketing strategy: business blogging. You know you need to blog, and whether you find it easy and fun or a difficult fact of life as a marketer, any valuable information you can get to make that job easier is certainly welcome.
You probably have a hefty mix of blogs and websites in your RSS, some of which might talk about blogging every once in a while. But there are a lot of killer blogs out there that dedicate themselves solely to the discussion of...well, blogging. And these bloggers do it really, really well.
So what blogs should you be reading? There are certainly more than 10 rockin' blogging blogs (that's a mouthful) out there, but we thought it was important to curate a manageable mix of sites for you to reference; some that you might have heard of, and some that are hopefully new gems to incorporate into your daily reading regime and help you kick some blogging butt.
10 Blogs About Blogging You Should Be Reading
1.) Copyblogger - You've probably come across this superstar blog many times if you're one of the many people interested in learning more about writing well. The site teaches you how to write compelling copy, the genesis of online marketing success. It has compiled its own best-of list, a good sample of blog posts to read if this site is new to you.
2.) Blogging Basics 101 - As the name suggests, this site is perfect for you if you're just starting out with blogging. On this site, you'll learn everything from legal use of logos on your blog to repurposing your blog posts into new types of content. We hope this site begins updating more frequently in 2012!
3.) Fuel Your Blogging - If you're an avid blogger who wants to suck every last bit of ROI out of your blog, this site is the place for you. Here you'll get tips and info beyond the basics, like details about comment spamming, how to integrate your blog with other social media networks, and how to use data and statistics in your blog posts.
4.) ProBlogger - The content on ProBlogger focuses on monetizing your blogging efforts. The posts are thorough, thoughtful, and often feature either guest posts from other industry titans or discuss new thought leadership content being published. It's a great blog for both beginners and seasoned pros.
5.) For Bloggers By Bloggers - What better source for blogging advice than a blogging community? Get information from the front lines on this site to make every aspect of your blog better.
6.) Blogging Tips - This site is just what it sounds like...tips on blogging! The site is helpful because it understands the day to day problems bloggers encounter, and presents tips and tools to solve those problems and make blogging easier.
7.) Blogussion - With a tagline like "Blogging for the Mind" you better believe the folks at Blogussion are creating some cerebral content. This site is ideal for a more advanced audience looking to go beyond the basics of blogging.
8.) Daily Blog Tips - If you're wondering how to make money on your blog, this site will help you figure it out with tips on SEO, blog promotion, writing tips, and web design best practices.
9.) Spice Up Your Blog - Although these folks focus on all types of blog tips, go to them for some exceptionally good tips on making your blog more visually appealing.
10.) The Blog Herald - Where do bloggers go to stay up to date on news in the blogging world? The Blog Herald will ensure you're in the know on all the latest news and releases that bloggers need to know about to stay current in their industry.
Got another great blog or website about blogging that you think people should be reading? Share it in the comments so we can check it out!
Image credit: Kristina B