3 Bloggers Every Serious Blogger Should Be Following

I have numerous friends who are attempting to become more serious about their blogging this next year. They aren’t necessarily wanting to become professional bloggers, but they would like to increase their traffic and, perhaps, make money from their site.

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If you are in this camp, then there are three bloggers you must follow. I subscribe to their blogs via RSS and read every article they post.

  1. TentBlogger.com. This blog is written by my friend, John Saddington. His company, MilkEngine, designed most of my site. His StandardTheme also powers my site.

    His new blog, TentBlogger, has come out of the blue and quickly become my favorite blogging resource. The blog is specifically targeted to the blogger who wants to take his site to the next level.

    Some of my favorite articles include:

  2. ProBlogger.net. This blog is written by Darren Rowse, an Aussie and founder of several successful blogs, including Digital Photography School (must reading if you are a photographer) and TwiTips.

    ProBlogger consists of a very helpful blog for professional bloggers, as well as a paid community for professional bloggers. I am a member, though I don’t visit it as often as I should.

    Some of my favorite articles include:

  3. CopyBlogger.com. This blog was founded by Brian Clark. He describes himself as a “serial entrepreneur” and “recovering attorney.” Unlike the first two blogs I mentioned, this blog is written by a team of people and focuses on the art of blog writing. This is why I enjoy it so much.

    CopyBlogger also focuses on writing effective, marketing-oriented copy. It assume you are trying to sell something, even if it is only your point-of-view:

    Some of my favorite articles include:

It is amazing, how much more quickly you can succeed if you just let the right people coach you.

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  • http://blada.wordpress.com/ Brent & Lisa

    Hi Michael, thank you for these resources. We’re learning a lot from you and your commenters. We were re-reading a chapter from John Eldredge where he talks about the value of sages. The value is how sages help you get better at what you do by just being exposed to their craft. It’s hard to pin down the immense value of the entire crowd of writers present here, but we wanted to recognize that to start off 2011. Happy New Year!

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      Thanks, Brent and Lisa. I appreciate that!

  • http://sarcasticxtian.com/ Scott Smith

    Thanks for the tips, Michael. I too am a StandardTheme user, and an early adopter of SoChurch, so I’m happy to follow TentBlogger as well.

    Thanks for the other two to add to my reader.

  • http://musicroad.blogspot.com kerrydexter

    thouh she doesn’t always (or even often) talk specifically about blogging, I’ve found the insights of writing coah Marla Beck’s blog helpful http://www.coachmarla.com

  • http://peterpollock.com Peter P

    Tentblogger rocks!

  • Amrita

    Dear Michael, I would like to link this post on my blog if i have your kind permission?

  • http://libertypundits.net/article/author/George George Scoville

    I have found Ready Made Web (http://www.readymadeweb.com) to be very useful–I’ve heard the site’s author, Cord Blomquist, speak too. Nice guy, very helpful.

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  • http://www.marydemuth.com Mary DeMuth

    Hey, I subscribe to all three already. Maybe this means I’m on my way. :)

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      You are!

  • http://twitter.com/Millmissionary Mark E. Randall

    Great post Michael. Thanks again! Bringing value to your followers! 

  • http://wastelandwarrior.wordpress.com/ Heath Capps

    Brand-new to this scene so this was extremely helpful. Awesome stuff, thank you for sharing!

  • Lindsey O’Connor

    Thank you Michael for including so many article links in this post. As usual, very helpful and inspiring.

  • http://www.thedailybleat.com/ Joshua Breland

    John at TentBlogger.com is the real deal. I have read that blog more than any other, anywhere! Awesome resource!

  • http://www.sociallysorted.com.au Donna Moritz

    Darren Rowse is a wonderful, generous man. Myself and some fellow bloggers (actually 300 of us) went to his Problogger seminar in Melbourne.  He was just so generous with content and value…not the least of which was a party for all 300 of us (never-ending drinks and sensational food at one of the best restaurants in Australia that NEVER closes down for a private function)…..I think we had our registration fee right there!  And speaking of registration fee, he brought in huge national sponsors to keep it down and affordable for everyone. Nice man.  One of the best seminars I have been to (on monetizing your blog mainly) with amazing speakers including Chris Guillebeau.  Problogger and your blog are two of the ones that I follow daily Michael – thanks for this list!  Simple and practical.  Glad to see you are a fan of Darren’s too. I think you two would get along quite well actually! 

    • http://michaelhyatt.com/ Michael Hyatt

      I would love to meet Darren sometime. I hope our paths cross soon. Thanks.

      • http://www.sociallysorted.com.au Donna Moritz

        I am sure they will. Just a quick question – have I missed beta for your wordpress platform or is it still coming up – I want to start a new blog and would love to try it.  Thanks.

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  • http://jeremysarber.com/ Jeremy Sarber

    I agree, Michael. I love each of these sites and read them daily. (Your blog is also on my must-read list.)

  • Mark Sanderson

    Michael, I took your advice. Saddington and Rouse have helped me greatly. Clark, not so much. Using the F word in tweets is offensive to much of the general audience…and doesn’t add anything to the content. I unfollowed. Also learning much from you and connecting some of the guys I mentor with your blog. Keep it up. It is making a difference. P.S. Lovin’ Evernote.

    • http://michaelhyatt.com/ Michael Hyatt

      Sorry about Clark. He seems to have gotten more course over time.

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