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Start A Blog Worth Reading – The Ultimate Guide

Want to start a blog worth reading? Truth is, we all do.

Whether you’re a complete newbie or you’ve been running a blog or online business for a while with little to no traction, your search ends here.

The contents of this “Ultimate Guide to Start a Blog Worth Reading” were written by some of the top Bloggers, Marketers, Copywriters, Authors + Thought Leaders of today. Each article has been hand picked to help you go from “meh” to “OMG! I love your work girl!”

Here’s how you should use this resource:

  1. Bookmark this page
  2. Dig in!
  3. Implement along the way
  4. Implement some more

Introducing: The Ultimate Guide to Start a Blog Worth Reading.

Simply click on any of the chapters to get started.

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Chapter 1: Blogging for Complete Newbies

Whether you want to start a blog for leisure or you’re starting one for business, these 7 resources will help you save time trying to figure out the best way to do it properly.

23 Questions for Prospective Bloggers – Is a Blog Right for You? | Darren Rowse
How to Choose a Niche Topic for your Blog | Darren Rowse
The Getting Started Collecion | Theressa Young-Ngoungou
A Newbies Biggest Mistake + How You Can Avoid It. | Theressa Young-Ngoungou
The Non-Designer’s Essential Glossary of Web Design Terms | Ginny Soskey
Your First Week of Blogging – Write Compelling Content | Darren Rowse
How to Launch a Brand New Website (with a Bang!) – The Ultimate Guide | Pat Flyn

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Chapter 2: The Rules of Blogging for Complete Newbies

In this chapter you’ll discover some simple rules to follow when you start a blog. But keep in mind that rules were meant to be broken (when you get better at it of course).

The Rules of blogging | Jeff Goins
The Dysfunctional Guide to Blogging (and Business) Success | Demian Farnworth
30 Quick Editing Tips Every Content Creator Needs to Know | Stephanie Flaxman
10 Blogging Myths You Must Ignore | Onibalusi Bamidele
1,000 True Fans | The Technium

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Chapter 3: How to Not be a Newbie Blogger when You’re a Newbie Blogger

There are common mistakes most newbies make when they start a blog. So in this chapter you’ll learn what these are + how to bypass the awkward ” new kid” stage.

How to Not be a Newbie Blogger when You’re a Newbie Blogger | Pat Flyn
Avoid These 7 New Blogger Blunders | Marya Jan
11 Ways to Bore the Boots Off Your Readers | Henneke
5 Silly Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Blog without even Realizing it | Tommy Walker
3 Deadly Mistakes to Avoid when Writing Blog Posts | Jeff Havens
Why No One Cares what You Think (+ How to Stop being So Freaking Boring) | Jonathan Morrow

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Chapter 4: How to Gain Popularity Through Your Blog

There’s really only one way to gain popularity through your blog + Corbett Barr says it best “Write Epic Shit”! This chapter focuses on content creation to build your audience.

Write Epic Shit | Corbett Barr
7 Types of Blog Posts Which Always Seem to Get Links and Traffic | Skellie
How to Write Blog Posts that go Viral | Pat Flyn
How to Craft Contagious Content (the Secret is Triggering Emotions) | Derek Halpern
30 Ways to Build the “Know, Like + Trust” Factor that Grows an Audience | Georgina El Morshdy
10 Ways Specificity Helps You Build a Profitable Audience | Kelton Reid
A Simple Plan for Writing One Powerful Piece of Online Content Every Week | Pamela Wilson

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Chapter 5: How to Write Better for Lousy Writers

If you’re like me + were still sleeping when God was handing out the gift of communication through words (both verbal + written) then this chapter is for us!

How to write the perfect blog post | Derek Halpern
The Difference Between Good Writers + Bad Writers | Jeff Goins
Write Quick + Better: The “Aha” Index Card Method | Chase Reeves
How can I write a Successful Blog Post + Get More People to Read it? | Melanie Pinola
7 Bad Writing Habits You Learned at School | Jonathon Morrow

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Chapter 6: Copywriting for Beginners

If you wanna start a blog worth reading then you must know the basics of copywriting. Your copy is what will grab your visitors attention – or not. In this chapter you’ll discover timeless + tested copywriting tips to draw an audience.

Copywriting Essentials from A-Z | Ali Luke
317 Power Words that will make You a Better Writer | Jon Morrow
7 Scientifically-Backed Copywriting Tips | Gregory Ciotti
5 Easy Tricks to Write Catchy Headlines | Jeff Goins
The Velvet Rope Approach | Demian Farnworth
How to Use Cialdini’s 6 Principles of Persuasion to Boost Conversions | Marc Schenker
Introducing the 6+1 Model for Effective Copywriting (Better than AIDA!) | Danny Iny

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Chapter 7: Inspiration for Blog Topics

Every blogger needs an injection of inspiration occasionally + with these resources, you’ll never be without blog post idea again.

Don’t Know what to Blog About? 88 Pieces of Fill-in-the-Blank Inspiration | Alexandra Franzen
101 Blog Post Ideas to Make Your Blog Hot | Mike
42 Timeless Ideas for Attracting More Visitors to Your Website | Corbett Barr
Write Something Dangerous | Jeff Goins
50 Can’t-Fail Techniques for Finding Great Blog Topics | Carol Tice

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Chapter 8: Using Social Media to Increase Your Blogs Popularity

In this chapter you’ll discover how to use social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter + Google+ to increase your blogs popularity + build your tribe of loyal fans.

Is Blogging Still Relevant in a World of Social Media? | Darren Rowse
Why + How I use Social Media | Joshua Becker
How to Ensure Your Future Blog Posts Are Popular | Eric Siu
The Remarkable Power of Social Media | Corbett Barr
7 Ways Writers can Build Online Authority with Google+ | Demian Farnworth

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Bonus Chapter: Pep Talks for the Dark Days – No One is Immune

Unfortunately, there will be dark days. Day’s where you just want to trade in your keyboard for a J.O.B. No one is immune (well not in the beginning anyway). So for those days, refer to this chapter.

Kicked, Beaten Down, Back Up Against the Wall, Now You Have Nothing to Lose | Corbett Barr
A Pep Talk from Kid President to You | Kid President

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Leave a reply…

  • Bishal Biswas August 16, 2014

    As you’ve said at the very beginning- It’s worth reading.

    Thanks a lot for the great resource :)
    – Bishal biswas

    • Theressa August 17, 2014

      Thank you Bishal :)
      I’ll be updating this resource shortly. If you have any relevant resources let me know :)

  • Phillipa Kiripatea September 9, 2013

    LOVE this! Awesome, awesome work!!!