Who doesn't want to be a better blogger? Check out these 45 kick-ass blog posts to help you become a better blogger and grow your audience. Here are 45 outstanding tips from popular and successful bloggers.


Over the past number of months, I’ve been working hard writing an eBook and creating an online blogging course. During this time, I’ve been researching and taking various courses myself – seriously, all I dream about at night is social media, SEO and blog writing. I am beyond saturated with crazy amazing knowledge now and this info is just too good not to share.

Who doesn’t want to be a better blogger? Perhaps you’re new to blogging and you’re looking for a little help to get going or maybe you’ve been blogging for a while but you’ve hit a plateau. A little advice can go a long way to taking your business to the next level.

I’ve created a stellar list of blog posts by some of the best bloggers that are killing it online these days. I know there’s a lot to check out here but I’ve broken it down into categories so you can dive into the topics that interest you most. I hope you find these posts as informative and inspirational as I have.

45 Kick-Ass Blog Posts to Help You Become a Better Blogger

Blog Planning and Niche

What You Want to be Known For  by Braid Creative

33 Things You Can Do When You’re Ready to Get Serious About Blogging by Regina 

10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Your Start a Blog by Blog Brighter 

11 Reasons Why You Should Start a Blog by me

How to Create Your Own Niche by Elle and Co. Design 


How to Create a Brand Board Krishna Solanki Designs

Branding vs Brand Identity Julie Harris Design 

Why Branding Matters by Elle and Co. Design

How to discover your Brand’s Story by the Bad Ass Business Mum

10 Brand Building Mistakes you Can Learn From My Fails by the Branded Solopreneur

Blog Writing

How to Write Conversationally: 7 Tips to Engage and Delight Your Audience by Copy Blogger 

Create a Blogging Mind Map & Never Run out of Blogging topics again! by Living for Naptime 

Blog Brainstorming: 20 Ways to Find Your Best Content in 30-Mins or Less by Think Creative Collective

4-Step System For Writing A Great Blog Post, Even If You Have Writers Block  by CoSchedule

How to Write a Blog Post with Perfection: The Only Step-by-Step Guide You Need by On Blast Blog 

Blogging Tips

26 Blogging Mistakes That Are Costing You Time, Money, and Credibility  by Pro Blogger

17 Things You Should Do to Every Blog Post Before + After You Hit Publish (Free Checklist!) by the Nectar Collective 

12 Habits of Successful Bloggers by the Haute Notes 

19 Tips + Tricks For Planning + Creating Shareable Content by Maya Elious

Search Engine Optimization

A Rookie’s Guide to SEO by the Branded Solopreneur 

Debunking SEO Myths by One Woman Shop  

Easy SEO for Mom Bloggers by Brilliant Business Moms

Social Media and Marketing

10 Marketing Experiments You Can Run Yourself to Improve Your Reach on Social Media by Canva Design School 

The 7 Essential Elements of Effective Social Media Marketing by the Copy Blogger

35 Pinterest Tips from Basic to Beyond by Amy Lynn Andrews

How to Get Noticed on Twitter by Olyvia 

15 Ways to Increase Your Facebook Organic Reach by Small Paper Things

How I Reached 10K Followers on Instagram and the Impact it’s Had on my Business by Yes Supply

20+ Must-Have Tools For Savvy Social Media Managers In 2016 by Twelve Skip

Blog Images & Photography

Create Better Visual Content at Warp Speed with these Shortcuts by Socially Sorted

50+ Resources That Beast Bloggers Use To Create Attractive Blog Post Images by Twelve Skip

How to Make Your Blog Images Perform Better on Social Media by Social Mouths

50 Beautifully Illustrated Graphics With Tips To Make You A Better Designer by Canva Design School

47+ of the Best, Most Beautiful Websites for Free Stock Photos by Olyvia

Blogging Tools & Resources

36 Visual Content Creation Tools the Pros’ Can’t Live Without by Socially Sorted

The Ultimate List of Free Tools for Bloggers & Entrepreneurs by White Corner Creative

300+ Blogging Resources by the Blog Stylist

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Income Reports

How I Made Over $15,000 Last Month From My Blog + Business by Twelve Skip

Pinch of Yum’s Traffic and Income Reports by Pinch of Yum

Income Report: How I went from making $3k/month to $12k by XOSarah

How I Made $12,000 Last Month From My Blog + Business by the Nectar Collective

Let’s Get Real

I Look Like an Imposter: An Open Letter Confessing My Secret Fears as an Online Entrepreneur by Olyvia

How to Get Past the Sh*t That Holds You Back by the Branded Solopreneur

How to Find Clarity & Get Focused with Marie Forleo by Amy Porterfield

30 Ways to Celebrate Your Achievements (Big & Small!) by Sarah Starrs

Who doesn't want to be a better blogger? Check out these 45 kick-ass blog posts to help you become a better blogger and grow your audience. Here are 45 outstanding tips from popular and successful bloggers.


11 Reasons why you (yes I'm talking to you!) should start a blog today! Have you ever thought of starting a blog? Did you know it's an amazing way to build a following and an online presence? It's a great idea and there may be more behind why you should than you think. You may not even have heard about reasons #10 and #11. Go ahead. Get started. You'll love blogging! Get all the details here!

Have you ever thought about starting a blog?

Every blogger has his or her own reasons for blogging but there are some universal truths that most bloggers agree with. I’m going to share 11 reasons why you should start a blog but first a little about why I started blogging.

My Blogging Story

Believe it or not, I had no intentions of becoming a blogger. In fact, I consider myself an accidental blogger.

Four years ago I was running a fledgling Etsy business that wasn’t getting a ton of traction at the time. My husband had a business colleague who suggested that I should start a blog to help draw traffic to my Etsy shop. Personally, I thought the idea was laughable. Me…write a blog…about what? I had all the standard fears. What would I write about? Where will I find the time? I’m not a known expert in my field (do I even have a field?). People will hate my writing style. No one will give a crap about what I blog about.

Fast forward one year later. I decided to quietly take the blogging plunge (I honestly didn’t think anyone would read it). Guess what, it turned out that all of my fears were completely unfounded. The first blog post I ever published has now been pinned over 40,000 times on Pinterest. It didn’t take me long to figure out that blogging was actually pretty amazing. Eventually, it consumed my life and two years after I started blogging, I was generating enough revenue to quit my day job and become a full-time blogger.

I’m not a unicorn. I don’t have any particularly special talents or abilities. I wasn’t top of my class in anything. BUT, I went for it. It turned out that there were people on this planet who were very interested in what I had to share…they just didn’t know how to find me. The very same could be true for you!

11 Reasons Why You Should Start a Blog

1. It’s a Great Confidence Booster

Once I had a handful of blog posts under my belt, I realized that my confidence was growing. Blogging may sound challenging and it can be at first, but as you get more proficient you’ll overcome those challenges and start celebrating your small victories. Just wait until you have a blog post go viral. O-M-G there’s no other feeling like it!

Your readers are also great for boosting your confidence. People are incredibly grateful for anything you can share with them to help them or make their lives easier in any capacity. As long as you’re producing useful content, your audience will start leaving kind and thankful comments and boy does that feel good. You may be improving or benefiting their lives and ways you never even dreamed of (I’ve experienced this many times over and I’m always astounded).

2. It’s Gives You a Creative Outlet

This is pretty much my favorite reason for blogging. See, I suffer from musttryeverycraftanddiy-itis’ – just ask my husband. Seriously though, I have a minor crafting/making addiction. People sometimes have trouble finding things to blog about. Not me. I have pages of things I want to try and blog about but it’s simply a matter of finding the time. My blog has become the ultimate creative outlet where I have a valid excuse to spend hours drawing, crocheting, making natural beauty products, creating recipes and generally making messes all over my house.

Blogging gives you a little piece of online real estate that’s 100% yours. You have complete freedom to engage with your creativity however you see fit. Pretty powerful!

3. You Can Help and Inspire Others

Originally I started my blog for reasons that would ultimately benefit me. What I didn’t understand at the time is how I was inspiring others. People are constantly leaving comments about how I helped them do something they had always wanted to try or how they I inspired a child to learn a new skill. Now my reasons for blogging have evolved to inspire others to follow their passions and live them out in a creative, unique way that makes them feel alive.

4. To Become a Better Writer

Truth be told, this is the number one reason it took me a year to decide to start a blog. Writing has never been my strength but eventually I had to just say what the hell and go for it. While I know I will always struggle with this part of blogging, I am confident that I get better with every piece I write. I no longer let my lack of self-confidence hold me back from following my dreams. I’m proud to say that I recently even wrote my first eBook (part of the new course for bloggers coming this Spring). If you would have told me I’d be writing an eBook about blogging four years ago I would have full-on laughed in your face. As with everything in life, practice makes progress.

5. No Experience Needed

Let’s be honest, anyone can start a blog. You literally need no experience to get going and the setup is relatively easy and inexpensive. Most other businesses can seem overwhelming with business plans, inventory procurement, and extensive start-up costs. With minimal barriers to entering the world of blogging you have an amazing chance to succeed. All you really need is your imagination and a willingness to put the time and energy into it.

6. To Become an Expert

If you can blog about your passion you can position yourself as an expert in your field. Your blog is you own personal classroom for you to share and teach your expertise. The more you consistently write about your particular topic, the wider you audience will grow. Believe it or not, I am now considered somewhat of an expert in the crochet world – seriously! Guess what though, I only started crocheting three years ago. BUT, I blog about crocheting often and I create free patterns for my readers. My audience now perceives me as an expert simply because I’m putting it out to the world on a regular basis.

7. To Learn and Challenge Yourself

It’s a well-known fact that when people learn they activate their brains, grow, and feel fulfilled. It’s so easy to become comfortable and complacent with jobs and what we do on a daily basis. Blogging challenges you to learn new things like how to write convincing titles, how to take great photos, how to maximize search engine optimization, how to promote yourself with social media and the list goes on. I’m so proud of everything I’ve learned during my time blogging and now I’m at the stage where I can teach others to blog – oh, the circle of life.

8. A Blog Can Help Your Business

Blogging is an amazing way to passively (or actively) promote your business. When you blog about your business or expertise you start sharing your ideas, feelings, opinions and personality with your readers. Your audience gets to know you and they start connecting with you. Eventually this connection helps establish trust with them which in turn opens up interesting business and professional possibilities.

By the way, I’d be remiss if I didn’t help mention how blogs rock the socks off search engine optimization (SEO). Every amazing blog post you write gives search engines another opportunity to find you and bring more traffic to your business.

9. To Connect and Build Community

Blogs are such a great way to connect with people. Blogging about your passion opens opportunities for you to develop relationships with people who have similar interests. Not only will you find your tribe within your audience, over time, you’ll likely start connecting with other bloggers and influencers in your niche. Blogging allows you the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life from all over the world. It’s a chance to connect with people you’d have no other way to connect with.

10. You Can Generate Revenue From Blogging

Maybe this is obvious but blogging is a great way to make money. There are many options for generating revenue by blogging including advertising, working with affiliates, sponsored posts, working with brands, selling your services, digital or physical products. You can make hundreds, even thousands of dollars per month blogging if you’re willing to put in the time and effort. Originally, I didn’t blog to make money but rather using my blog as a vehicle to direct traffic to my Etsy shop. Eventually, I decided to work with advertisers and within a few months, I was making more money from my blog than I was with my Etsy business.

11. It Can Offer You Personal Freedom

This is another one of the main reasons I blog. Not only has blogging given me the freedom to share my passion and creativity with the world, it has afforded me certain freedoms important to my lifestyle. Since I’ve become a full-time blogger, I don’t have official office hours which means I’m available to my family whenever they need me (although I maintain strong boundaries around my work time). I can pick up my daughter from school every day at 2:40 pm without checking with my boss. I can take time off when my daughter has a special school activity or professional development day. This year, with some careful planning, I was even able to take most of the summer off to spend with my family and friends at the lake.

I hope you’ve found this list of 11 Reasons Why You Should Start a Blog valuable. If you’ve ever thought about trying your hand at blogging, I encourage you to give it a try. It’s relatively easy and inexpensive to start up and I know you’ll get a ton of personal satisfaction from sharing your passion with the world.

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11 Reasons why you (yes I'm talking to you!) should start a blog today! Have you ever thought of starting a blog to help sell your goods? Did you know it's an amazing way to build a following and an online presence? It's a great idea and there may be more behind why you should than you think. You may not even have heard about reasons #10 and #11. Go ahead. Get started. You'll love blogging! Get all the details here!