These are the fundamental articles every blogger should read in order to get to the next level. I spent quite some time surfing other blogs, and took the most spiced up posts from each. Bottom line: I chose them for their content, as the’re easy to read, give valuable information and won’t ever get old. I am not receiving any sort of credits for it, so please enjoy and leave your feedback.
3 Books Every Blogger Should Read
A recent article from one of my favorite blogs- Blog-Tweaks. It’s mainly a suggestion/review of books that can make a good writer out of a simple blogger, based on the idea that successful blogging is divided into 2 parts: writing and marketing. The 3 books Joseph Putnam suggests out of personal experience are highly rated by most respected writers, and easily reachable anywhere.
You may think you’re a great blogger and deserve attention just because you provide valuable content, well… Martyn Chamberlin proves the opposite. In his opinion, and I stand to it, the whole blogosphere it controlled among some powerful bloggers that decide your blog’s faith. Presenting the top 10 rules of getting accepted by the higher blogger society, he describes each and one of them step by step.
Professional Guest Posting
A most valuable post for those considering guest posting. Aman Basanti writes about his journey towards becoming a guest blogger at problogger and gives 4 tips that may help you become a professional in this field, also referring to another article that describes different aspects of getting accepted as a guest writer. (Read it here)
The Art Of Writing
Amy Harrison describes blogging as something beyond writing. She introduces the most powerful hooks that keep the reader’s attention for good. I won’t exaggerate calling it the recipe to success, as Amy briefly describes her screenwriting methods and helps you implement them.
A Perfect WordPress Theme
A different approach to blogging was mentioned by Joost de Valk on yoast.com, where he defined 10 exact aspects of a good blog theme. The principles to which he referees are mostly technical, but are a result of his own practice may hold the answer for your blog.
Pressing The Refresh Button
Ran out of ideas, think you’ve got nothing more to offer? This is the article that will keep you posting. Another great article from Sonia Simone on copyblogger, where she offers the “7 tips to falling in love with your blog all over again”. Seven simple but practical ways overcome that block and bringing back that success.
Another great article from Joseph Wesley, explaining how to understand what readers want, and offering 5 great resources for post ideas. The post is about getting to know your readers, and offering them exactly what they need, which isn’t that easy. Coming up with successful article ideas is hard, but not if you know where to look.
The Social Media
This is one of my own articles. Got all my social media experience & latest info in it, proving that social pages like facebook & twitter is a “must” these days.