I am always finding myself returning to 10 specific blogs! Usually by searching and reading about blogging tips through Pinterest! Here is a list of them for you to check out. I hope they help you in some way. They have definitely given me ideas and inspired me to make my blog. So without further ado, here they are!
10 Blogs I Keep Returning To
- Helene In Between
- Recently I have been reading (and re-reading) her posts about Instagram. Right now, I am trying to up my “Instagram game” so any tips are welcome. How to style photos and types of photos to share are two posts by Helene that I really like. Her posts are easy to read and very conversational. Right now she is doing a 3-part series about Instagram, check it out here!
- Bloggers Bazaar
- Another post centered around Instagram! I like this one because at the bottom of the post, the author includes a list of tools & apps to make blogging on Instagram easier and a lot better. I downloaded the VSCO Camera app because of her recommendation (I even bought filters on it!). She also has a few Instagram accounts listed for you to follow and be inspired by.
- Bloggers Get Social
- The one really awesome post I found on this blog was the book list. 20 books about blogging and social media that they recommend. Some of the titles I have actually seen float around the blogging community… I just haven’t picked them up to read yet. After reading this list, I definitely want to get a few and really read them. Learning something new is always beneficial and I am certain there is something to learn from these books – especially, “#GirlBoss” !
- Drink Coffee & Prosper
- Elle & Co. Design
- I LOVE this post about choosing colors for your blog. It has a really neat suggestion about making a Pinterest board and choosing colors from it. I’m excited to try this out sometime soon! Also in the (hopefully near) future I plan to use affiliate links on my blog to generate a small income. Elle & Co. did a post about ways to do so that aren’t IN YOUR FACE PAY ME kind of ways. The post is an interview but the ideas are listed in an easy to read way. It is 11 ideas total and they are good ones too. Personally, I like #4, 6, and 7. If you want to check it out, here is the link.
- Twins Mommy
- Wow! This post is amazing. It isn’t just for mommy bloggers. Read this if you are feeling drained and/or stuck on blogging. Not only is it inspiring but it also has a lot of great ideas. The author also provides a free download for a list of promotional Pinterest and Facebook groups for you to refer to. I just signed up for it and can’t wait to look at it more in-depth.
- Hey There Chelsie
- I believe this post was written about a year ago but it is still very relevant. Just like the author, I had NO IDEA what an editorial calendar was until I got into the blogging realm. This is a great post explaining what an editorial calendar is and how to use it effectively. Her words, “… I had no idea what an editorial calendar was, nevermind how to fill it up. I often would find myself sitting at the blank screen of my computer struggling with finding a topic to write about…” Definitely check this post out if you are thinking about using an editorial calendar.
- the SITS Girls
- Basically, this is a master post for blog newbies (like myself!). A whole list of links to their own posts explaining different aspects of blogging – platform differences to seo with everything in between. It’ll definitely take some time to go through it all but it’ll be worth it. I have GOT to read the posts about SEO.
- by Regina
- Creating a “target reader” survey and/or profile is an interesting concept to me. I really like this idea to help pinpoint exactly what your blog posts will be about. I plan on doing the exercise myself and posting it for you all to see. Maybe the profile I “create” will be similar to yourself?! If you do this exercise, link it in the comment section because I would like to see what you come up with!
- Blog Brighter
- This post is one I need to read & re-read often. It is very reassuring, especially for new bloggers. “5 things you DON’T NEED to be a successful blogger” really nails it with not needing a niche and not needing to be an extrovert. Blogging is something everyone is able to do and everyone is free to blog as they will (nice-less!). There is no right or wrong way. Definitely read this post if you are needing some reassurance about starting or continuing your blog. I hope you find it just as inspirational as I have.
SO! What are your favorite bloggers? Any posts that you really like? Share the links in the comments! I am always looking for new blogging tips.