Many writers know that when you are just starting out, a blog is one of the best ways to grow readership and authority online.
Personally, when I read an article online, I Google the author, find their website (if one exists), peruse their about me page, and then read their blog posts. If I love the blog, I’m signing up for a newsletter to read later through my inbox.
Over the last few years, a number of blogs became my go to resource for learning how to become a better writer and follow my passions. I’ve decided to include a number of these blogs in this article. I use these blogs authentic advice to improve my own writing, and I hope they can help you in your own creative endeavours.
GoinsWriter by Jeff Goins
I stumbled upon Jeff’s blog when I was trying to learn how to build a readership online. He knew how to break down information into edible chunks, which helped my teenage-self decide if pursuing my writing goals is a good idea.
I’m glad I read this blog and took Jeff’s advice.
As an adult, when I needed advanced assistance, I signed up for Tribe Writers program. I gobbled down all of the generous info that Jeff’s class provided.
When you follow the Tribe Writers method you don’t just get a bunch of videos, podcasts, articles, and books, but you discover how awesome this resource is for both beginning and veteran bloggers.
Copyblogger by Brian Clark
This blog taught me a lot about the business end of copywriting. Whenever I had a question about SEO and content marketing, Copyblogger had a post for that. Brian Clark and his team of content writers not only broke down difficult concepts, but they gave helpful advice which was both valuable and timeless.
For instance, when I needed to know what and how to create keywords, Copyblogger not only gave me a definition but showed me how to develop my own keyword gathering strategy.
If you want to learn how to create SEO friendly content and build website traffic, this blog is for you.
I didn’t know what a hedge fund was when I started reading James Altucher’s blog, but it didn’t matter. I knew I needed what he was writing.
At the time when I discovered his writing, I was trying to decide whether to get into debt with attending a university in the state of Florida or pursue my dream to be a writer. I read this article and decided to pursue my dreams.
This blog shares facts and information that makes you rethink everything you are trying to do.
Declan Wilson is a vlogger, writer, and devoted father and blogger. Observing someone else working on their goals is the best way to keep you motivated. I enjoy the vlogs he creates about his family life and how hard he works to get interviews and writing done.
He’s a great role model on how to balance work, life, and your dreams. If you aren’t sure about what he’s all about check out his book, The Millennial Way. It changed my life and made me want to pursue my goals after reading it.
This writer knows what he is talking about and he is walking the walk, too.
Honorable Mentions: Anything on Medium
Medium is a great outlet to discover a number of writers and their rich content. I’d recommend this website to anyone willing to listen to another person’s “been there, done that” story.
This list is far from exhaustive. Are there any bloggers or writers that you follow and would like me to check out? I’d love to get comments with their links below.
Thanks for reading!