33 Must-Read Tips & Tutorials for Bloggers

Where do I get started? What platform should I use? What are some of the best ways to get more traffic, earn more subscribers and generate more business? Well, here’s a comprehensive list from around the web to help you get started on answering some of these questions and more.

If you don’t read through them all today, that’s ok. You can just bookmark this page for later reference. Sound good? Now let’s dig in…

33 Must-Read Tips & Tutorials for Bloggers:

Getting Started:

How To:

Building Traffic & Community:

How To Earn More Business from Your Blog:

Over to you…

Which of these posts did you find most useful? What are some tips that you can turn around and implement on your site RIGHT NOW? As always, the comments are yours… :-)

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  1. says

    “Which of these can you implement on your site right now?” How about all of them. LOL. Having said that, thanks for sharing this @Ribeezie. There may be some changes to my blog that I will implement by the time our next homework assignment rolls around. I've had a lot of questions come up and these links will surely help me answer them.

    Also, I have been having writers block lately!!! ARG. Any tips or pointers group? Thanks. And glad you are back Ricardo and that your trip was successful.

    • says

      Now there's a familiar face! Hiya Jaclyn, how are ya?

      It was kind of a fun exercise digging through these. Yes I have in fact read through all of them and there's some good insights in each and every single one. I bookmark my articles on delicious here: http://www.delicious.com/ribee

      I'd love to hear your thoughts on which ones in particular you find most helpful and what ideas you implement. As for writer's block, try digging through your Google Reader (that's what I do when I'm feeling stuck). Surely there's an idea or two (or three) in there somewhere.

      P.S. Thanks for the welcome back! My back's a bit sore, but I'm taking it easy and writing/relaxing :-)

      • says

        I am ALMOST done reading this in its entirety. I read some of the articles in the morning right after I wake up and some before bed.

        Tips wise from what I have read so far—I am going to take a look at my side bar and see if it is too cluttered after reading some of the posts.

        I also added a Lijit search tool on my blog and submitted it to the Yahoo, Google and Bing.

        My Alexa rank is down to 988,412 which is nothing worth bragging about but at least I am under a million AND my blog has only been around since November so I think that is good, right?

        I thought it was interesting how Copyblogger advised to spend 20 minutes on a post when I tend to agree with Martyn. If you read through some of the articles you provided, even the experts have blaring typos which means they should SLOW DOWN!

        I also never had noticed that Seth Godin does not allow comments until recently either.

        I almost think I need two blogs–one for social media simplified and one that is my Jaclyn of All Trades personality. Or better yet, different topics each day may help. Anyhow, GREAT POST!

  2. says

    This is a fantastic list! I especially liked Seth Gordon's “How often should you publish?” blog post. Blog post frequency is something I have been thinking about recently. The frontlist and backlist idea is fascinating.

  3. Hollyschwartzoc says

    Great resources! I definitely want to work more on marketing my blog and encouraging comments. It's good to see that I am doing some of the items but there's so much more to do! Off to work!

    • says

      Holly: I know that you're doing 365 Things To Do Costa Mesa… How about doing interviews with local businesses? Or when you go to a local event, consider doing a video slideshow on Animoto to recap the event…? Each of those two is a great way to engage with your local audience and encourage conversation.

  4. says

    Hmmm – question about this one

     “Launch Without Comments (and Add Them Later)There’s something sad about a blog with 0 comments on every post. It feels dead, empty and unpopular. Luckily, there’s an easy solution – don’t offer the ability to post comments on the blog and no one will know that you only get 20 uniques a day. Once you’re upwards of 100 RSS subscribers and/or 750 unique visitors per day, you can open up the comments and see light activity. Comments are often how tech-savvy new visitors judge the popularity of a site (and thus, its worth), so play to your strengths and keep your obscurity private.”Agree or disagree? It seems like it would be forever until I have 100 RSS subscribers. and sometimes a comment i the

  5. Anonymous says

    21 Tactics to Increase Blog Traffic is a great list to provide. It really hits all the major points of creating and increasing your blog traffic. Number 14, Use a Human Voice, is my favorite point. Blogging isn’t about writing a college essay, its all about connecting and establishing a relationship with your visitors. Thanks for the comprehensive list. Lots of reading ahead tonight.

    • says

      Re: “Blogging isn’t about writing a college essay, its all about connecting and establishing a relationship with your visitors.”

      Amen Mark! I couldn’t have said this better myself. At the end of the day, that’s what people long for. Someone that they can relate to. Someone that can “speak human.” As far as I’m concerned, in blogging and email marketing, it’s totally fair game to write like you speak. Well, unless you cuss a lot, cuz then we gotta work on editing some of that out… :-P

      Hope you found some of these helpful!

  6. Anonymous says

    Great list, my real estate business is busy this week as well as my teaching (not complaining).  I will get through this assignment by the end of the week. What I have seen so far is perfect for someone like me (who studies too much)

    • says

      Heh, well then less studying, more action! 

      But really, great to hear it’s been a productive week for you Paul. Here’s what I’d do, pick a question from one of the classes your teaching and blog your response. Or write a follow up post that outlines the key takeaways from what you taught in the class. Pretty easy post, eh? 

  7. Anonymous says

    Believe in what you write about.  That’s pretty much it.

    d(^_^)bhttp://libertyatstake.blogspot.com/”Because the Only Good Progressive is a Failed Progressive”

  8. says

    Amazing write-up! This could aid plenty of people find out more about this particular issue. Are you keen to integrate video clips coupled with these? It would absolutely help out. Your conclusion was spot on and thanks to you; I probably won’t have to describe everything to my pals. I can simply direct them here!

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