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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 posts on the topic of starting a blog at How to Start a Blog in 5 Easy Steps and how to make money blogging.

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.

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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.

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.
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  2. i know that i will come here often after reading this segment. thanks!

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  8. Really good post. vERY informative

  9. thanks for the information Darren, and i’ve got an idea now. thnks u very much. horrayy!!

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    can i make an article about your post (blogging for beginner ) in my website I will link this page as well. here in my place blogging is just beginning…thanks

  13. roy reyes says: 03/28/2007 at 9:29 am

    Dear Mr. Rowse,

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    roy reyes of manila philippines

  14. nice post. helpful in many ways….thanks.

  15. Thanks for the information. It really helped me starting out.

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    What I have read so far has helped quite a bit.

    Thanks for all of your wonderful hard work getting this information together.

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  23. Thanks for the great tips. As a begginer it is very helpfull to have such great advice that I can refer to.

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    Was searching for background information to help visitors to my website starting blogs and came across this post.


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  32. Hi Darren,
    Thank you for sharing your growing pleasures and pains as a pro-blogger.
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    Thanks again.

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  34. Your the master when it comes to blogging. I’ve been doing my blogging all i’ll do it from the experts way…your way! Thanks for this great resources.

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  37. Hi there,

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  38. Darren,
    Thanks so much for offering all this advice to rookie bloggers like myself. I am brand new (3 weeks into this) and would be completely lost without your pages.

  39. Hi there everyone… I’m a student and I’m interested in blogging. However, I find that it is too hard to start…

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  41. Hi Darren, Thanks so much for the valuable information in your blog. A 3-day newbie like myself is learning a lot from you.

    I’d like to have my own domain/host, can anyone recommend a good Web Hosting service? Thanks.

  42. Hi Darren

    I agree with misty, thanks for a great resource.

    The crazy thing is just, like with everything new, it takes time. Take yourself for example. I do not know your background, but I bet you have some serious technical, writing, advertising, marketing background.

    You forgot stuff we are only now discovering. Obviously, you are one of those people that wish to share and build society and that’s why you have such a huge following. You share, pure and simple.

    I sometimes wish I could plug into a mind like yours and learn EVERYTHING you know in a flash. Right now, I am building and failing and building and failing, but always forward.

    This resource have been a great help!

    MISTY. I use Godaddy, but I did the database setup on my own. I do not think they are the best though. Try Thirsphere hosting, they have amazing resources on Internet Marketing as part of the package.

    All the best!

  43. Hi Nicholas,

    Thanks so much for your feedback.

    I have just signed up for a Web Hosting Service with Lunarpages today. It is one of the services that were recommended by Damien Rileys (, who has some experience with I’ve also heard that it has good tech support from others. WordPress is included in its Fantastico Script Library at Dimien has offered to help with blog related questions. I usually get his replies in a day or so. Try him if you have questions in the future if you like.

    I have just begun to play around with the tools given there. I’ve installed the FrontPage extensions as per instructions. Still trying to figure out where the FrontPage client resides(i thought that it resides on the server).

  44. Nicholas, This is to follow up on my last post. Looks like I can start to build the blog content as soon as I installed WordPress from Fantastico using Lunarpages. I have a lot to learn moving forward, but I am excited about it.

    Darren, Thanks again for teaching me how to start on blogging. I am a frequent visitor at

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  46. how do i make my blog more popular ? please tell me i have started it 3 months ago and i just have about 1,300 visits please help me !

  47. Really good advice here Darren! I just started my own blog a few days ago (after years of avoiding what I thought was “yet another social web thing”). Having googled around a bit on blogging in general I came across your site and have to say its very cool. Like the design etc, very smart and the information you’ve got on here is just great! So thanks for sharing your tips and thoughts and look forward to your newsletter.

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