Top 100 Articles to Help You With Blogging

bws100postsThis is our 100th post on Blogging with Success! We appreciate all of the support and encouragement from you, our readers. To celebration this milestone, Mr I, Fransiska and SBA compiled a list of  100 tremendously helpful articles. Sorted into ten categories, they address all aspects of blogging. And no, this list is NOT made up of our blog's 100 posts which you can see in the Archives. We're proud of how far we've come in reaching this milestone and excited about what lies ahead.

The 100 articles in this list will  help you crystallize what you want to do as a blogger; challenge you to learn new approaches; and most importantly encourage you to take action toward your blogging success.

bwsorangequoteWisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing itbwsorangequote2-David Jordan

1.Analyze Traffic

understanding trafficbwsblackquoteSmall opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises." - Demosthenes

To move your blog to the next level you need to master tips and techniques for converting visitor traffic. The first step is to understand and analyze how readers found your blog and what they want. The posts in this section cover most of the things you need to get started.

photo by specialkrb

2. Design

by laffy4kbwsblackquoteThe best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas " - Linus Pauling

Design is about aesthetics and usability. Read how these authors follow best practices in color contrast, visual cues and navigation to move readers down the page and through the blog.

photo by laffy4k

3. Make Money Blogging

bwsblackquoteSuccess is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire” - Reggie Leach

There is no magic formula for monetizing your blog. However these posts can help you come up with a sensible plan and strategy that suits your blog. Make sure your expectations are realistic and you have the desire to work hard, and even fail before you start earning.

photo by Rob Lee

4. Promotion & Marketing

marketingbwsblackquoteWhen someone asks what you do for a living, imagine they’re really asking, “What are you here to contribute, and why should I care? - Steve Pavlina. Can you respond in 15 seconds? Your blog's branding/  marketing and content need to tell readers what's in it for them. Start 'above the fold' with the url, header and first paragraphs of every post.

photo by J. Cooke

5. Social Media & Community

bwsblackquoteCommunication leads to community, that is, understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing " - Rollo May

Social medial sites can be addictive. It's nice to have 352 friends. These article give bloggers' experiences and tactics to get (and give) real value from contacts while limiting the time spent.

photo by B. Oberkirch

6. Content

bwsblackquoteWise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something " - Plato

There are ways to master storytelling and painting the picture you want readers to see. No one likes boring, be it in person or on the page. Learn from these writers how to communicate unique and focused content.

photo by p373

7. SEO

bwsblackquoteWhen we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe " - John Muir

As bloggers we spend most of our energies writing, putting ideas, information and opinions out there. However to be even more successful we need to do some of the 'nitty gritty' to gain favorable position in search engine results. After all, we want to touch as many readers as possible and hear what they can add to the conversation.

photo by FML

8. Blogger's Life

bwsblackquotePeople don’t care what you know until they know that you Care!” - Benny Greenberg

These articles remind us that often the smallest thing can hold us back or give the wrong perception. Sometimes just a few wise words addressed at our real lives can provide spark and inspiration for our blogging world. Time is one of your most important resources. Discover how others increase their productivity.

photo by sirwiseowl

9. Goals & Metrics

measure goalsbwsblackquoteHow many ... goals are aimed at winning the battle, and not the war?" - SeoBook

If we don't plan where we want to go, then how can we get there except by accident? Some blogger's have unexpressed goals that leave them disappointed if they don't come true. Putting it 'on page' makes it more real and attainable in steps. As you'll read in these posts, part of success is learning from mistakes.

photo by Pinkevich

10. Tips

bwsblackquoteThe only thing to do with good advice is pass it on. It is never any use to oneself " - Oscar Wilde

Bloggers in many niches have their favorite 'go to blogs' on blogging tips. That's why the field is so big. Here are some of the tips that apply across the blogosphere.

Photo by debaird™

Comments

  1. Hi,

    There are some interesting nuggets of wisdom on here, it’s amazing how people become inspired to come up with them, unfortunately the Plato quote seems to predominate, at least on my blogs!

    Not sure if this one fits the post but…

    Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils … – Louis Hector Berlioz

  2. wow …great post …with great knowledge.

  3. Hi Guys,

    Congratulations my friend !

    Cheers,

  4. Good post. I loved your thoughts and beautiful lines. Nice words

  5. Excellent post. Love the photos. I enjoyed your thoughts on Goals & Metrics as well. I believe this aspect of blogging is very important. Having a goal in mind is always beneficial.

    • I see you've read quite a few on our blog — we do appreciate that and your taking the time to weigh in on this list. Thanks.

  6. Did I say amazing !!

    • lol yeah you did.

      Do you have another link for recommendation? We could include it as a reference/source on the next post similar to this one.

  7. That's a crazy huge list…

    Must have taken a lot of times picking these posts…

    :D, I like it but I don't think I'll be able to finish it…

    only the design section interest me… =)

    • No need to rush, just bookmark and come back later. I understand you interest in design — nice template you created for yourself, not an easy job. And your niche is 'blog design optimization.' Yet I'm sure you want to bring more loyal readers to your blog (how will they find you and how can to spend as little time as possible getting them there?).

      So I challenge you to set aside time to look at another category and see it the time was well spent. You must have a second priority as a blogger or some 'problem' that tugs at you even a little bit? Followup with a reply here and I know you're not shy… so give us the good or bad news.

    • yeah you bet, there are many things I need to know beside design.

      I guess, I'll just take my time…

      I'll just go over the section which I want to cover.

  8. I surfed over from the 31 day challenge. Woah – this is a monster list. I'm enjoying reading through it – slowly! Thanks.

  9. Wow! This is a great post! Especially the list that teach me on how to promote my blog.

  10. Congrats! We hit our 100th post just last month. It's such a great feeling to hit that big milestone. Great 100th post by the way, that's a great idea!

  11. Congratulations on 100 posts! I just published post 101 myself today actually…

    And thank you for including several links to my articles… I appreciate the support!

  12. Absolutely priceless!!

  13. First and Foremost: Congats on post #100! Quite a milestone.

    It's easy to see whay you've made it this far. Just look at the variety of great information you've put out there.

    As far as this post is concerned, I've yet to see a more attractive and organized post of so much material. This rocks.

    I'm stumbling, Digging and Tweeting this bad bear.

    Cheers!

    George

    • And the same to you on your milestone! We appreciate your compliments since we did spend time on the styling and presentation as well as the content — thanks for noticing. Has anyone ever 'tweeted a bad bear' before today? Sounds dangerous…

  14. Hi Guys,

    Congratulations!

    Cheers,

    Eddie Gear

  15. Alright, our first milestone. Let this be the start of our big success, team.