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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
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  2. […] following post was submitted by for the Blogging for Beginners Series by Aaron Brazell. Aaron is a major contributer over at b5 (he is a major player in keeping our […]

  3. Hey Darren — Just wanted to thank you for all the great content on your blog. It’s been really useful in developing my own ebook website: http://www.howtowriteandsellyourebook.com/

    Have plans to convert it to a blog format as soon as I can master the WordPress program.

    Anyone have any tips for learning WordPress? Or can you give me some idea of what it costs to have a custom theme designed?

    Keep on bloggin’, buddy.

    Paul

  4. Blogging is very addictive. Thus, when your going to start a blog, you have to stay really focused on your topics of choice and the niche you desire to attract, regardless if your blogs goal is to just speak your mind or to build a strong redearship followed up with some added value revenue streams, i strongly suggest that you stay really focused. Key word is be “original” and have fun with it, thats the key.

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  5. thanks again Darren, I spend an hour or so each week reading tips and reviewing sites-I always find yours the most helpful…and Australian!
    cheers
    Mark at Motive8

  6. great list. will read those article soon

  7. I am a stay at home mom and started blogging due to bordom (and crazy-dom). Then I found I really liked blogging and HTML and CSS and maybe I could create alitte job for myself. Your blog really helped me understand all about the “business” of blogging. I really want to have some great content but at the same time make money doing what I like to do. You and all your guest bloggers have pointed me in the right direction. All of the comments are right–you HAVE to write an e-book!
    Kerith

  8. I started blogging just 3 weeks ago. I agree that once you started making blogs, they become most likely the best part of your every day when you’re about to write about anything, or should I say blogging about everything.

    Thanks Darren for your endless support to us beginners in blogging. I even wrote a blog about you on how I appreciated your help.

    http://pangong-ilong.blogspot.com/2007/09/darren-rowse-problogger.htm

    By the way, I used your picture in your about me page, is that okay?

    Thanks thanks =)

  9. I started my blog three months ago. I am lucky to find your series for begginers. It really help me a lot to develop my blog. thank you.

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  11. I’ve hit a wall. I want to build my blog and it’s pages, around the idea based on the Way Stations of the westerns. I see it in my mind’s eye, but I just can’t seem to make it a reality. I know what I want to say but I can’t seem to get past page 2.

    I guess you can tell I’ve never done this or written anything before. But with so many people crashing and burning on their journey to find and succeed with an online home business I thought I could be of help.

    For many of us, the net is like a huge black hole and we are merely adrift. We need somekind of map!

    Catherine

  12. I’m new to blogging. About a month or so now.
    Thanx be to my brother, who helped me set it up and give me a few pointers. That eventually led me here. I’ve been reading a whole bunch of things on problogger. like 31days to better blogging.

    Now I found this and I’m going to use it alot! :)

    Thanx.

  13. how do i build a “blog” or web site to do a survey on emtpy nest syndron, a study im working on?

  14. Pretty good tips :), keep on the great posts! I used some of your tips and it proved to be reliable.

  15. I am a new blogger. i was just searching how to improve my blog . I came across this article and learnt that millions of people are waiting to help me thanks for the comments and support people

  16. That sounds interesting and I hope I can use some of your tips 8)

  17. Very good tips on blogging. I have used some of these tips and they worked pretty well for me. I am glad I stumbled onto this blog of yours.

  18. I read the article on blog design and agree that blog designs are pretty important. I didn’t think much about blog designs before until I just changed mine to wordpress and am now convinced of this. The article I just read from your blog just reaffirmed my belief and I now have a decent blog design. Thanks for that.

    Peter

  19. These articles have been really beneficial. I am also reading stuff on some of your friend’s websites like Yaro at http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com.

    I am going to implement some of these ideas and see how it goes from there!

  20. Wow… All I can say is this is one of the most comprehensive set of articles I’ve seen on beginner blogging. Great work!

  21. Good tips and very useful for implementing for bloggers.

  22. thank for r tips, it’s very useful for me as a beginner blogger

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  24. Hi,
    I stumbled upon your blogging site about a week ago.thank you for offering all this advise for FREE. everyone wants to sell you something and most of the time its fluff.
    I prefer to research and do the work and then share it. I can’t wait to implement some of these ideas.
    thank you!

  25. Before beginning to blogging we must consult as far as which we are going to do, since those small tips will help to increase ours page rank.

  26. Thanks for the great tips! can use all the help I can get!

    Thanks
    Steve

  27. Definitely my go-to blog information source, very informative, thank you!

  28. I started a blog a few days ago. It’s really new to me, and I really have no experience. I stumbled upon this article, and I assure you, I will be digging through archives like mad.

    This was so informative! Thank you!

  29. Darren,

    Thank you so much for such wonderful tips.You are helping blog sphere to grow :)

  30. This is a great overview of all the stuff I and others need to know.

    Thanks for the tips.

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  32. The tips are found really useful. I am new to blogging.
    I will be implementing the tips in my blogs.

  33. Great tips. I have been blogging for a little while, but I still feel like I have a lot I could learn. Thank you for the help!

  34. very informative and detailed.thats why you are one of the top bloggers.

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    Because blogging is a dynamic and ever changing profession there is a tremendous need for the kind of information provided on this site. Anyone with an interest in blogging full time or part time will benefit from reading this blog routinely.

    Kudos and many thanks to Darren for a job well done

  37. Great information. I have just started my first blog and have found your site to be truly helpful.. Keep up the great work.

  38. Once again, not only is the content exceptional, but you basically hand it to us on a silver platter :) Thanks for everything you do.

    cheers

  39. Blogging profession which unfortunately does not have the same standards as other forms of journalism. This site raises the bar for all those would be bloggers and sets sterling example for others to follow.

  40. I have a blog off of blogger.com and that is working out great. It does much more than you’d expect from a free blog-hosting website. I have even made some money off of it. Blogging is great way to make money online. Darren’s posts have been guiding me well through the process.

  41. I doubt I’ll have anything more to add to a series put on by such a veteran of blogging.

  42. Thanks Darren for all your help. It’s certainly an exciting area to be in and I hope I’m 1/10th as successful as you in the blogging arena!

  43. ! I am looking to start a blog.

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

  45. 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!

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

  47. 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. ;)

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  49. 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,

  50. Tannage says: 02/20/2008 at 4:45 am

    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!

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