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:

  • 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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If you want more blogging tips I can recommend two things.

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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.
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  1. asokan says:

    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

  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. Sandal flip says:

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

  4. Slide says:

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

  5. Darren or anyone who has tried text link ads…would be a good way to bring in some additional revenue for my new site? Looking for a free text link service until I my traffic gets up there enough to upgrade. Thanks.

  6. binoculars says:

    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.

  7. Valentine says:

    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

  8. charles keel says:

    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.



  9. May Ong says:

    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 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

  10. 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 (generates more traffic)
    3) Ping at and (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,

  11. Terry says:

    “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.

  12. Mike says:


    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!


  13. Revka says:

    Thanks! This series has been a big help to me, and I have highly recommended it on my blog.

  14. Karaoke Kev says:

    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.

  15. Tom Jackson says:

    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.

  16. James Storr says:

    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 :

  17. Dustin says:

    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.

  18. michael ck says:


    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,

  19. php lemon says:

    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

  20. pebble says:

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

  21. niro says:

    Hi guys,

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

    Great Job Darren

  22. 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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