Blogs about blogging for non-techie creatives

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Blogs about blogging? Obvious, right? While driving the commute into the city and listening to a podcast, I had an a-ha moment. It was one of those profound moments that occur when someone says something so simple, so deep, that it’s almost embarrassing to see the light bulb go on above your head. I think it was Ali, from Gimme Some Oven, who said to Elise (on her incredible, inspiring, and actual podcast) who said, “Everything I’ve ever learned about blogging, I’ve learned from other bloggers”. There you go – not so deep after all. But yet, all there is to know about blogging can be learned by reading blogs themselves. And that is a profound truth indeed. While there are plenty of blogs about blogging and about other things that sometimes include blogging, the five below are the ones that have spoken most loudly to me, crawled through the screen, grabbed my attention, held me riveted for hours, and taught me so much. As a graphic and web designer and blogging expert, Melyssa Griffin created her “slice of #HELLYES”.

He quickly transformed her hobby blog into a five-figured business by helping small businesses and bloggers. Give her your email address, and she’ll give you access to the TNC blogging library (probably one of the best opt-in incentives I’ve found) which has guides, e-bo0ks, and worksheets that will help you to create a media kit, learn about SEO, define your audience… and so on. Created by master blogger Darren Rowse, there’s probably no one on earth better qualified to teach us about blogging. His 31 Day to Build a Better Blog challenge and podcast is such a helpful exercise drawing on his experience, and he is down to earth, humble, and so utterly reassuring for those of us who are scared cats.

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