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5 Resources to Build a Better Blog

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Whether you have a blog now or are thinking of starting one, here are links to several resources I’ve found useful in helping to build a better blog. They are proven tips and tricks to help you succeed and to draw in more readers.

1. The Ultimate Guide to Launching a WordPress-Powered Blog
If you are new to blogging, start with @tentblogger‘s Ultimate Guide to Launching a WordPress-Powered Blog. Actually, even if you are a seasoned blogger you need to check out this guide. It’s packed with tons of great insight from, in my opinion, one of the best minds in blogging out there (John Saddington). He’s the guy who leads the team that created Standard Theme and many other cool things.

2. 21 Tactics to Increase Blog Traffic from SEOmoz
Great advice for bloggers who want not just more traffic but better, more targeted traffic.

3. A ‘Secret’ of Growing the Readership of a Blog from ProBlogger
Darren Rowse of Problogger, one of the top sites on the net, shares what he would do to promote his blog if he were starting out all over again.

4. How to Get 6,312 Subscribers to Your Blog in One Day via CopyBlogger
This resource is geared more around launching a blog with a big bang but the tips are useful regardless of where you are in the life cycle of your blog.

5. 20 Must Know Websites For Latest WordPress Hacks, and Tips via SaveDelete
A listing of great sites that offer tips to enhance your WordPress blog even further.

Bonus… beyond the traffic building tips for your blog, nothing matters more than content. You can have all the right tools but if the content or the headlines stink… you won’t get much traction. Here is a post by Michael Hyatt on 4 Strategies for Creating Titles that Jump Off the Page. You should also read this post on How to Write Great Blog Content.

If you have run across any good tips, share them.

Daniel Decker
Daniel Decker is President of Higher Level Group, Inc., a strategic marketing and development firm that helps authors, professional speakers, and organizations who are doing good to expand their influence. LINKS: Follow @DanielDecker on Twitter | Visit the "About" Page | Subscribe to the Blog and get updates via RSS or Email.
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  • Great resources Daniel. Answered some questions I had. Thanks!

    • I have about 80 bookmarked pages on blog resources. Decided sharing 5 would be far less overwhelming. 🙂

  • TentBlogger

    thanks for linking daniel!

  • missfitz

    Thanks! Trying to figure out a new blog and these posts are so handy! Tons of food for thought. I keep coming back to the favorited tweet to refer to.

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