The Best Blogs About Blogging
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Blogging has become the essential pillar of content marketing. And while there are blogs covering virtually every imaginable niche, when I ran a recent Google search for the “best blogs about blogging” I was shocked to find the top results were riddled with defunct sites.
Since Blogging Guide has become a major resource for bloggers and digital marketers, I decided to develop a current list of the best blogging websites in 2021.
These are all resources that I recommend to Blogging Guide subscribers, and that I personally follow to stay up-to-date on digital publishing, marketing, blogging, and eCommerce trends.
All of the blogs on this list contain a blog that is directly about blogging or focuses on a relevant blogging related topic (digital marketing, freelance writing, website design, digital publishing, etc.). Some of these blogs are large content marketing blogs attached to a SaaS product (HubSpot), whereas others are small blogs operated by a single writer offering blogging tips (Bloggingwithmo).
Buffer is a software application for the web and mobile, designed to manage accounts in social networks, by providing the means for a user to schedule posts to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Instagram Stories, Pinterest, and LinkedIn, as well as analyze their results and engage with their community.
Buffer is one of the few tech companies built around the concept of radical transparency. As part of this, they operate both a company blog and a marketing blog. Both are full of amazing content and are essential reading for anyone trying to make it as a blogger or establish an online presence.
An example of the high quality posts produced by Buffer:
Since 2006, Copyblogger has been teaching people how to create killer online content. Copyblogger started as a simple one-man blog. It evolved into a highly profitable company with 8 figures in annual revenue thanks to useful content, smart copywriting, and exceptional products and services. They also have an incredibly useful blog, which covers a wide range of writing and marketing topics. True to its name, Copyblogger is rich with well-written content, and a clean minimalist website design.
An example of the high quality posts produced by Copyblogger:
3. Content Marketing Institute
Content Marketing Institute desribes itself as “the leading global content marketing education and training organization, teaching enterprise brands how to attract and retain customers through compelling, multichannel storytelling.”
An example of the high quality posts produced by Content Marketing Institute:
HubSpot’s CRM platform has all the tools and integrations you need for marketing, sales, content management, and customer service. HubSpot also contains one of the most comprehensive collections of blog posts explaining the ins-and-outs of marketing and sales.
An example of the high quality posts produced by HubSpot:
How to Get on Board With the Digital Transformation [+ Examples]
5. Marketing Insider Group
Marketing Insider Group provides content marketing strategy and content development services that helps you build the business case, defines what you need to do, and delivers digital platforms that produce a measurable return on your marketing investment. They also have their own amazing content marketing blog, filled with tons of insightful articles.
An example of the high quality posts produced by Marketing Insider Group:
11 Digital Marketing Trends for Growing Your Business in 2021
6. Blogging Guide
Blogging Guide is an online community of writers. Our content is crafted to help new bloggers monetize their online writing. We also provide in-depth coverage of all digital publishing platforms, to help writers and marketers stay ahead of the curve.
An example of the high quality posts produced by Blogging Guide:
CoSchedule is a company offering a family of agile marketing tools that will help you stay focused, deliver projects on time, and make your team happy. You most likely know them from their famous free headline analyzer. CoSchedule also has an amazing marketing blog, full of high quality and in-depth posts.
An example of the high quality posts produced by CoSchedule:
Marketing Research Strategies: Ideas and Approaches to Conducting Research for Marketing Purposes
8. Upland Software
Upland Software is a leader in cloud-based tools for digital transformation. The Upland Cloud enables thousands of organizations to engage with customers on key digital channels, optimize sales team performance, manage projects and IT costs, and automate critical document workflows. They also have a great blog full of articles, whitepapers, and reports.
An example of the high quality posts produced by Upland Software:
Oberlo is a platform that makes it easy to find awesome products to sell online. With Oberlo, you can access a huge variety of different products with just a few clicks. Whether it’s apparel, electronics, toys, beauty, or the next trending product, Oberlo makes it easy for you to find products from suppliers all over the world and instantly add them to your online store. They also have a really useful blog full of detailed case studies and articles.
An example of the high quality posts produced by Oberlo:
How I Built a Dropshipping Store That Made $6,667 in Under 8 Weeks
Great content marketing requires three key ingredients: a content strategy that delights your audience, a content marketing platform that streamlines campaigns, and great storytellers that make people care. Contently provides all three to help brands create high-performing content that builds awareness and generates leads. They also have several blogs focusing on strategy, digital transformation, storytelling, and freelancing.
An example of the high quality posts produced by Contently:
Moz was founded by Rand Fishkin and Gillian Muessig in 2004. It was called SEOmoz, and started as a blog and an online community where some of the world’s first SEO experts shared their research and ideas. They launched the Beginner’s Guide to SEO and their first Search Ranking Factors study, and have launched some of the first SEO tools. Basically, there are few that know more about SEO than Moz. Not surprisingly, Moz has an excellent blog covering SEO and online marketing, from a wide range of industry experts.
An example of the high quality posts produced by Moz:
How to Detect and Improve Underperforming Content: A Guide to Optimization
12. Heidi Cohen
Heidi Cohen’s Actionable Marketing Guide provides you with marketing insights on social media, content marketing and mobile – including the ever expanding world of connected devices and the Internet of Things. Every Actionable Marketing Guide article includes valuable insights along with practical tips and tactics you can easily apply to your current marketing and business plans.
An example of the high quality posts produced by Heidi Cohen:
Founded by Chris Craft in 2018, InspireFirst was launched to teach you the art and science of good writing. It is our goal to help you become a more productive and profitable writer. InspireFirst has an amazing blog covering writing and blogging tips, content marketing tips, productivity, keyword research, Email marketing, and much more!
An example of the high quality posts produced by InspireFirst:
3×3 Writing Process: 9 Key Steps for Writing More Amazing Blog Posts
AND.CO is a business management software designed to help freelancers, solopreneurs, and entrepreneurs save time on running their business. They also have an amazing blog geared toward freelancers and digital nomads.
An example of the high quality posts produced by AND.CO:
Why Freelancers Should Become Influencers to Increase Their Earnings
Snappa was founded in 2015 when the founders noticed that a lot of small businesses struggled to create quality online graphics. Today, Snappa is used by thousands of marketers, entrepreneurs, and non-designers to create a wide range of graphics for social media, display ads, blog posts, and more.
An example of the high quality posts produced by Snappa:
7 Things You Need to Know About the New Facebook Page Layout