How to Blog: Blogging Tips for Beginners

Blog Tips for BeginnersWelcome to my How to Blog – Blogging Tips for Beginners Guide.

On the page below you’ll find links to a series of how to blog tips that I’ve written with blogging for beginners (and ‘Pre’ Bloggers) in mind. It unpacks the basics of blogging and a lot of the decisions and strategies that you’ll want to consider when setting up and starting a blog.

How to Blog – My Ultimate Guide to Blogging for Beginners

Since developing this series I’ve produced a book specifically for beginner bloggers. You can learn more about it on our ProBlogger the Book page. The book is filled with up to date blogging tips for beginners – you can get it on Amazon here.

3 More Excellent Resources on How to Start Blogging for Beginners

Also – if you are looking for some more personalized help in starting and running a blog I highly recommend that you check out these resources by a blogger that I respect – Yaro Starak:

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Blogging Tips for Beginners

Introductory Posts

Blog Design Tips

Tips for Writing Content for Blogs

Tips on Making Money from Blogs

Blog Networks

Other Beginner Blogging Tips

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2. Check out the archives of ProBlogger – Over the last few years I’ve published over 3000 posts and blogging tips to ProBlogger. The links above just scratch the surface. One way to get into our archives is through our Archives Page which highlights the different categories of the blog and suggests some of the more popular posts from DEHE. Alternatively use the search feature at the top of the blog to hunt down the topics you want to know more about.

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  1. Mike J says:

    This site has such wonderful content and it never ends. I can always find something new that gets me excited and pumped up to go and try every time i visit. Something I have always liked is mind maps. Have you at ProBlogger ever produced any mind maps on blogging and blog community?

    Thank you for providing this FREE and valuable site.

  2. For a blogger starting out, what blog site would you recommend. In other words which ones offer the most exposure to search engines and give the best bang for your word.

  3. Am delighted to find your blog. We all need to find a site that makes our life easier and is informative at the same time.

  4. Nice tips and tricks for beginners. I love how this article helps you even if you do not know a lot about blogging. This one really helped me on my sites.

    ROCK ON!

  5. elsa shella says:

    thanks for the tips, you’ll hear a lot from me when i’ve learned it all… -_-

  6. sun says:

    I’m a beginner, thank you for your beginners guide. I definitely need all the information.

  7. A great way to get your blog out there is using forums which is ingenious IMO! This post shows most of it.

  8. planettech9 says:

    Most people who blog are blogging for either two reasons: making money from the blog or just passionate enough to blog (even without getting compensated).

    Only few people do understand that blogs can be used as an online reputation management tool.

    How is that so?

    Let me explain. In an online business, or just even business in general, reputations are like “trust cards.”

    Most people won’t even care to talk to you unless they know you. Even worse, they may even blacklist you if you have a bad reputation.

    Another example is when doing transactions in forums. One thing to notice is that when you’re just starting out and you are virtually an unknown to everybody, they are skeptic to do transactions with you. They want to you to do a condition first before doing a business with you to gain trust. There’s no big deal about that and it’s the thing most newbie face when they jump into the online marketplace.

    So why blogs?

    It’s been talked about so much how search engines love blogs. Blogs are easy to spider, ranks well on some keywords and most provides high quality content (if not all).
    Business Forums

  9. Thanks making this list, make it easier to learn blogging from step by step article.

  10. I have a log ranked 3. But these tips will definitely help me increase the rank when making it look better! Thanks a ton!

  11. Hi there,

    your list for beginners is just amazing, you have cover almost all the areas someone should first look at. I’m sure all newbies would look at your list, thanks for sharing.

  12. SEO India says:

    Nice Tips! Really these tips are very useful for me because i am beginner. Thanks a lot.

  13. cancerinfo says:

    thank you, I am a new and much-read the lesson from your article, very useful for me

  14. tiffanys says:

    great tips. beginners always have no idea of what they could do to their new blog and day by day no updates added into it.
    what you really help is tell us beginners how to find resource to update our website. really awesome, thanks

  15. Aman says:

    Hey Darren, Thanks for the great informative tips… I as a beginner have learnt a lot from your posts… :)

    Thanks again… :)


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