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How to Blog: Blogging Tips for Beginners

Posted By Darren Rowse 14th of February 2006 Start a Blog 362

Update: See our more recently published post on the topic of starting a blog at How to Start a Blog in 5 Easy Steps.

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:

  • Blog Mastermind Blog Mentoring Program – one of the best coaching and training course going around on blogging.
  • Become a Blogger Videos – a free series of videos that talks new bloggers through how to set up a blog. Easy to understand and best of all, free.
  • Blog Profits Blueprint – a free report on how to build profitable blogs.

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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.

3. Get into these resources

  • ProBlogger the Book – where I and Chris Garrett sum up all of the basic tips about starting up a blog in the one volume.
  • Blog Mastermind Blog Mentoring Program – one of the best coaching and training course going around on blogging.
  • Become a Blogger Videos – a free series of videos that talks new bloggers through how to set up a blog. Easy to understand and best of all, free.
  • Blog Profits Blueprint – a free report on how to build profitable blogs.
About Darren Rowse
Darren Rowse is the founder and editor of ProBlogger Blog Tips and Digital Photography School. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.
Comments
  1. Hi dear Darren from down under there,

    I must thank you for taking the trouble to send me your lessons which I havent had time to go through but I wil do it soon and get back to you.

    However I see that this is just what I need to get over the starting block, me being a rawhand at blogging.

    Thanks again and keep up the good work

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  4. 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.

  5. Thanks for giving all this useful advice to us Darrin. I’m creating my first blog now. I need this info.

  6. I wonder what will eventually take the place of blogging. I hope we can make money off it :)

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  12. This is the best post ever, Darren. This is what I’ve been looking for. More information on blogging. Being a newbie is really painful. Then again, we all have to start from somewhere. I will keep on reading your blog.

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  15. I just visited your site for the first time today and already feel much more informed. I can imagine how I would feel after completing Problogger University :)
    Thank you

  16. I am new to blogging, but without reading all the titles of what blogging is about. I can see the titles are relevant to help anyone to understand what blogging is about.

    I intend to read all the inforamtion regarding blogging as you can always learn more. You always miss something which will loose you money. Or help to make you do things correctly.

    If you want to learn this will give you a lift up the ladder.

    regards

    goodluck222

  17. I am an amateur blogger and have set-up a number of blogs since 2005.

    My blogs do not get visitors because I do not understand the use of Technorati etc.

    However, I find ProBlogger.net by Darren really good as he is really open and since in Teaching Beginners about Blogging either for our personal sharing blogs, infomation blogs or monetizing our blog.

    His tips are very refreshing, open, useful, creative, basic language, good tips.

    I highly recommend this to any Beginner.

    May Ong

  18. I am a beginner who has been blogging almost every day since late June of 2006. For the first few months my ad revenue was close to nothing, but as time went on I began to see steady improvements in both revenue and traffic. My advice is to make sure you:

    1) Post on a frequent basis (daily if possible)
    2) Submit your articles to ezinearticles.com (generates more traffic)
    3) Ping at Pingomatic.com and Pingoat.com (generates more traffic)
    4) Continually make improvements and learn other bloggers
    5) Graph and study your traffic and revenue
    6) Keep at it…the work will pay off, but you have to remain committed. If you can’t handle posting all the time see if you can bring someone on board to post with you. New ideas and perspectives are a great way to appeal to different audiences.

    Best of luck to you,
    Stephen

  19. “My blogs do not get visitors because I do not understand the use of Technorati etc.”

    May Ong, Technonati is not hard to use, all you have to do is submit your site, and ping it when you update.

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  21. Darren,

    Thanks for these great advices on starting a blog. I just started my own blog and will be looking at these for my own resource!

    Mike

  22. Thanks! This series has been a big help to me, and I have highly recommended it on my blog.
    http://ourfamilyporch.blogspot.com/2006/11/help-for-clueless.html

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  26. Thanks Darren. The list above is a brilliant collection of resources. I shall bookmark and refer to it regularly during my blogging journey. I particularly enjoyed your post on blog tools. Keep up the good work.

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  28. Great advice Darren. Is there any chance you can do a series of posts on AdSense alternatives for us unfortunates who have been kicked out?! Top list of resources.

  29. I have been reading Darren’s blog and i must admit is it ia real bible for beginners. You find all the stuff wanted. Even though some aspects are not explained in details, it gives an excellent general overview on how to proceed in order to have a successful Blog !

    I have used many of his advices regarding my blog design, layout, tags and content !

    I have finally launched my own blog to reach my goal which is to make a living as a student ! wish me good luck and dont hesitate to leave a comment on my brand new blog : http://dollarjames.com

  30. Since I started reading your blog about 2 months ago, I was looking for an intermediate check list to go through to get off the ground. The links here are just that.

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  32. Hi!Darren,

    Gerat tips! I really learned a lot from you. I have put up my blog for running an affiliate online hotel booking services couple of months ago. I will improve based on tips.

    Feel free to visit my blog and leave your valuable comment, how should I improve futher.

    Anyone who see this are most welcome to visit and leave comment too.

    Thanks and Best regards,
    Michael

  33. Hi Darren,

    i just wanted to say, you have some great tips on this site and i have learnt a lot from you which i really appreciate, keep up the great work.

    – Phil

  34. I’m a newbie at blogging and you’ve some really useful tips in here. Thanks.

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  37. Hi guys,

    Just got into the whole area of blogging.
    Got any advice? Being following the PB for a while now.

    Great Job Darren

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  43. Thanks for all of the information and your time you put into it! I am have been reading the entire site bit by bit.

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