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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:

Lastly- if you enjoy these posts and want to keep in touch with ProBlogger – subscribe via our RSS feed.

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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About Darren Rowse

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Comments

  1. rubu says:

    ! I am looking to start a blog.

  2. I’ve tried to take on board your tips in my new blog. Keep up the good work.

  3. Having just started my own blog I found this article, and others on your site to be very useful. On behalf of all of us just starting out in the blogosphere, thanks for all of the great and relevant info!

  4. Kadir says:

    What a great post for newbies! Although it is for blog beginners, I have learnt a lot from this article. Hats off to Darren !!!

  5. Seems to me like its an awesome list. Great find m8! :D Its good for new bloggers to learn all thats needed, and I mean ALL. ;)

  6. Reginald says:

    You have an amazing resource here. I would like to emphasize how rare it is to find this quantity of valuable resources all squeeze into one easy to find place.

    For researchers, especially beginners, it is indispensable.

    Self-employment is no longer the far-fetched dream of a small percentage of the working class.

    There are some business experts who say that now is the time to invest in your own business.

    With numerous business consultants predicting that the stock markets are in for a rough ride, an online business with its lower costs appears to be the more sensible choice.

    Well-known journalist and television host, John Daly, utilized his expertise to create an online series of interviews with creators of online marketing programs with a track record for turning some people into millionaires.

    The obvious benefit of this approach is that individuals actually get to see and hear the people behind these successful programs. ‘The Real Money Show’ is designed to help anyone, with the interest, to find an online business well suited for them and give them the opportunity to live the lifestyle they decide.

  7. I’m also writing an article to help beginners on blogging. I may add a link to the video in the article. Thanks for the great tips,

  8. Tannage says:

    Sound advice! I’m just starting out and have found this post and this site invaluable. Been looking for a way to combine the things I’m passionate about and an alternative income stream apart from my day job and this might just be the way to do it!

  9. Money Source says:

    What about linking with other websites? Any advice?

  10. I really appreciate all your useful information. Thanks

  11. Barbara says:

    Excellent tips! I started blogging back when I was in the Internet Marketing arena and then started exploring advanced options like tagging, auto-blogging, etc. But with the way the Internet has evolved, I think returning to the whole basic premise of community building – putting out valuable content that compels people to tell their friends about your resource, etc., is where the real future lies. It’s all about moving towards the Web 3.0 model.

    Enjoy,

    Barbara

  12. *Bookmarked*

    Wow! That’s a lot of helpful information! If only I had the time to read ALL of them.

  13. Karl Burger says:

    Nice article. Very helpful. I’m going on 6 months on my blog, but I still feel like a beginner and this is very helpful. This article will probably be helpful for years to com.

  14. This is great! Everything anyone would need to start blogging

  15. Darren – stumbled across this today – I did a 2 hr podcast with a large consulting company and now many of the listeners want to know what’s next. I always point them to you and The Copyblogber – Because of great articles like these. Thanks!

  16. Hi Darren,

    Absolutely brilliant blog; the best one I have read, to date! I haven’t had time to read everything, but I will be returning. Keep up the fantastic work!

    Many thanks,

    Matthew.

  17. Hi Darren

    I started blogging end of December last year after reading some of your articles for beginner blogger when i stumbled upon your website… Thanks for your tips! You have been fantastic! Keep it up!

    Demark

  18. I’m speachless about a lot of these articles. I’m going to try to get on here everyday and read as much as I possibly can.
    Thank you for such a great blog.

  19. Your blog is absolutely exceptional. I aspire to have my blog “Make the Most of Your Time” be in your league.

    I have added a direct link to your blog on mine.

    Best wishes.

    Sincerely,

    -Liane Schmidt.

  20. Jamey Lucas says:

    This post has more trackmarks than a heroine addict. Good job!

    Your blog is great Darren keep up the good work and God bless!

  21. Pieter says:

    I’ve been trying to blog for a while and have never really gotten it right properly.

    I’m gonna use the things you said I should do and I’m sure its going to help.

    Thanx. ;)

  22. Great post! I have been blogging for over a year and even though I have had some good success, one can always get better and this post is definately going to improve my skills! Thanks again for a great post.

  23. gm says:

    What Im wondering though, is why would anyone want to look at my blog. Seems the only reason most people are putting them up is to try to make money. Sure there are plenty that have great info but I would say a large number of them are uninteresting or are doing nothing more than trying to generate affiliate and adsense sales..

  24. Reginald says:

    I thought I would add, as well, that your sentiment in this post may be the very deciding factor as to whether or not a blog will survive.

    Blogging has been around for some time now. I think, it is safe to imagine that online surfers can quickly determine by now the objective or bottom line of a blog.

    As I perceive it, surfers are looking for information and are likely blog owners as well.

    Nice point!

  25. Mario says:

    Blogs are great but it’s important to know that interesting blogging does require knowledge and work. Hate to see poor blogs. We would have much more great blogs if people would know more about blogging.
    For this reason the tips laid out here are so valuable and should be set mandatory for anyone interested in blogging.
    When you know better about Internet and making moneyYou do better!

  26. Reginald says:

    Tannage,

    If you are looking for information on venues and options that are available for making money online, you could try the ‘Real Money Show’.

    Self-employment is no longer the far-fetched dream of a small percentage of the working class.

    There are some business experts who say that now is the time to invest in your own business.

    With numerous business consultants predicting that the stock markets are in for a rough ride, an online business with its lower costs appears to be the more sensible choice.

    Well-known journalist and television host, John Daly, utilized his expertise to create an online series of interviews with creators of online marketing programs with a track record for turning some people into millionaires.

    The obvious benefit of this approach is that individuals actually get to see and hear the people behind these successful programs.

    ‘The Real Money Show’, http://www.realmoneyshow.com, is designed to help anyone, with the interest, to find an online business well suited for them and give them the opportunity to live the lifestyle they decide.

    The credibility of this online resource is reinforced by the fact that ‘The Real Money Show’ does not endorse anyone or any particular program.

    These five to ten minute interviews allow people to read, watch, listen, and make an educated decision.

    I hope you find the reference useful.

  27. Steve says:

    It’s great to see so many blogging tips and such a great blogging discussion in one place. Well done
    Steve
    http://www.squidoo.com/download_PS3_games

  28. I am trying to find quality content on the web and one of the points that I was stopped and this is here, always revealing affairs, has been helping me a lot to mount my blog.

  29. michael says:

    Thank you! I have launched my new blog. By following these blogging tips, I see the traffic coming. Content is king. I will always write articles helpful for my readers.

  30. Robin says:

    Building my site now and spending time reading. Makes it easier knowing Copyblogber – and great articles like these. Thanks!

  31. Sam says:

    Very interesting, thanks for the information. I need to just keep building.

    Thanks

  32. Sue (South Africa) says:

    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. Myself (and my mate Caro) will spend some time digesting your info – thanks

  33. Sarah says:
  34. george tomas says:

    ProBlogger the Book proved to be useful .

  35. Reginald says:

    Sarah,

    That is an interesting link you posted.

    The title of the link sounds practical enough.

    I’ll check it out.

    Thanks for the resource.

  36. Yes very great, we know this is very useful especially when we combine this tips and our learning in SEO then there will be a great results.

  37. ROBIN says:

    This article is where I learnt everything about blogging.

  38. Added-Cash says:

    Great article. I really enjoy your site. It has helped me very much. I thank you.
    Do you think trends like the new iPhone for example, can help a blogger’s site by trying to promote or comment on said product?

  39. stephan xiao says:

    I ‘m a beginner and I nearly make money by posting a little of paid reviews out of Payperpost, Sponsoredreviews, etc. And because of my low traffic, TLA and ReviewMe hasn’t accepted my blog till now. So, I urge to know how to improve my traffic effectively. Can you help me? Thank you.

  40. Arul says:

    Awesome Beautiful tips for beginners.

  41. Low Han Yew says:

    Great article… I am also new to blogging. I just started blogging using my new-bought domain, so I also have very little traffic, like stephen xiao (june 18th, 2008)…

  42. Thanks for the list. There’s a week or so of great reading there.

  43. Rory says:

    just started my blog today only hav 2 post to date, the point which were made above are apreciated and will be taken aboard as i expand my blogosphere.

    Thanking you

  44. Maikel says:

    Thank you very much, I’m try to read the list in detail.

  45. Lowline says:

    Trying to learn more about blogging & info like this is very helpful! Thanks so much!

  46. Billigflug says:

    As an internet marketer and author I appreciate the tremendous work which has gone into the site. I especially appreciate the high quality which is very apparent. I have book marked the site and will be returning often.

  47. A Great book by Darren Rowse and Chris Garret. I enjoyed reading Problogger book, really this book is a handy tool for all new bloggers, blogging on any topic to perfectly understand enough about the blogosphere.
    Buying the Problogger book will be a good investment before creating our website to know and to design our own strategies for future blogging.
    I recommend this book to all newbie bloggers like me.
    So far I used by blog only as a hobby but now following ProBlogger I am seriously thinking to improve my website very much in the near future.

  48. Great article for beginners and I think this book will provide quality information to newbies. Continue good work guys

  49. Pangeran says:

    Thank you for this article.
    I am still learning and glad I’ve found this post.

    Besides, make money while blogging becoming a “hot” topic nowaday…

  50. Razvan Dobre says:

    Thanks for all the useful links and the great information, Darren! It really helps me a lot!

    Have a great day!
    Razvan Dobre

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