One of the wonderful things about the fabulous blogging industry is that it’s constantly evolving. From new social platforms to widgets that help you share your content on them there’s always something new to explore. Here are some of the websites that I’m using right now for inspiration, tips and tricks to keep improving my own blogging – hope you find them useful!
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#1 RAZOR SOCIAL – literally every week I get an email from Ian Cleary who runs Razor Social and I will click on at least one of the links in it. There is usually a takeaway that I can implement straight away to improve my blogging like this post on How to use IFFFT for social media automation.
#2 PROBLOGGER – Probably one of the best resources for intermediate to advanced bloggers there’s a wealth of information here from tools and techniques to how to go about monetizing your blog.
#3 CO-SCHEDULE – If you’ve read my post about how to win at blog planning then you already know I’m a huge fan of this planning, posting and sharing tool, but the team at Co-Schedule also have a great blog with useful info that’s often very visually presented, easy to read and share.
#4 MOZ – Search Engine Optimisation, three words that spark fear of confusion in many bloggers – including me before I learned more about it! You absolutely don’t need to be an expert in SEO to make use of it for your blog and SEOMoz has created a fab Beginners Guide to SEO which shows how search engines work and how to make websites SEO friendly.
#5 FABULOUS BLOGGING – If you’re looking for tips and tricks to help improve the design of your blog then this is a great place to start. It’s written by Julie, who runs a wed design business so you know you’re getting professional advice.
#6 COPY BLOGGER – Although CopyBlogger is targeted at corporate content managers there is a lot of useful information here for bloggers who want to take their content to the next level including this post on content auditing. The trick is to take the essence of the posts and apply it to your own blog
#7 BlOG MARKETING ACADEMY – If you ever get stuck writing headlines for your posts or suffer from ‘blogger’s block’ then bookmark this post 32+ Headling Formulas – The Non-Copywriter’s Guide To Writing Headlines That Get The Clicks. It even has a list of fill-in-the-blank headlines to spark off your imagination.
What are your go-to websites for blogging hints and tips? Do you have any favourites? Let me know in the comments below!