Over six years ago, I created a blog. I didn’t know anything about blogging, branding, marketing, or web design, but I knew I enjoyed writing and sharing stories with friends and family. Like with any new hobby I pick up, I totally immersed myself in the craft of blogging. I checked out tons of books from the library about building websites and businesses, and I read everything I could about how to be a great blogger.


The number one resource that helped me learn about blogging was Darren Rowse of Problogger. I read all of his articles and purchased his workbook called 31 Days to Build a Better Blog (31DBBB). Problogger is where I gained a lot of knowledge about the dos and don’ts of blogging. I learned how to make money off of blogging and so much more. I have evolved over the years in terms of how ‘hardcore’ I am about blogging, but I still read Problogger posts. And it is great to see that Darren Rowse has continued his 31DBBB tradition.


If you are new to blogging or an online business, I highly recommend following Problogger. You don’t need to buy the workbook to gain knowledge. The blog posts and podcasts are filled with information to help you reach your goals.  Also if you follow the hashtag #31DBBB, you will get some great tips.


And nope, this isn’t a paid advertisement – I would tell you – I just like sharing good stuff!


What helped you become a better blogger?


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