How to Blog: Blogging Tips for Beginners

Posted By Darren Rowse 14th of February 2006 Start a Blog 0 Comments

Update: See our more recently published posts on the topic of starting a blog at How to Start a Blog in 5 Easy Steps and how to make money blogging.

Blog Tips for BeginnersWelcome to my How to Blog – Blogging Tips for Beginners Guide.

On the page below you’ll find links to a series of how to blog tips that I’ve written with blogging for beginners (and ‘Pre’ Bloggers) in mind. It unpacks the basics of blogging and a lot of the decisions and strategies that you’ll want to consider when setting up and starting a blog.

How to Blog – My Ultimate Guide to Blogging for Beginners

Since developing this series I’ve produced a book specifically for beginner bloggers. You can learn more about it on our ProBlogger the Book page. The book is filled with up to date blogging tips for beginners – you can get it on Amazon here.

Lastly- if you enjoy these posts and want to keep in touch with ProBlogger – subscribe via our RSS feed.

Blogging Tips for Beginners

Introductory Posts

Blog Design Tips

Tips for Writing Content for Blogs

Tips on Making Money from Blogs

Blog Networks

Other Beginner Blogging Tips

Want more Blogging Tips for Beginners?

If you want more blogging tips I can recommend two things.

1. Subscribe to ProBlogger – This blog is updated daily with news and tips relevant to bloggers wanting to improve their blogs. You can subscribe via our RSS feed or via email by adding your email address to the field below:

2. Check out the archives of ProBlogger – Over the last few years I’ve published over 3000 posts and blogging tips to ProBlogger. The links above just scratch the surface. One way to get into our archives is through our Archives Page which highlights the different categories of the blog and suggests some of the more popular posts from DEHE. Alternatively use the search feature at the top of the blog to hunt down the topics you want to know more about.

About Darren Rowse
Darren Rowse is the founder and editor of ProBlogger Blog Tips and Digital Photography School. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.
  1. Money Source says: 02/21/2008 at 4:16 am

    What about linking with other websites? Any advice?

  2. I really appreciate all your useful information. Thanks

  3. Excellent tips! I started blogging back when I was in the Internet Marketing arena and then started exploring advanced options like tagging, auto-blogging, etc. But with the way the Internet has evolved, I think returning to the whole basic premise of community building – putting out valuable content that compels people to tell their friends about your resource, etc., is where the real future lies. It’s all about moving towards the Web 3.0 model.



  4. *Bookmarked*

    Wow! That’s a lot of helpful information! If only I had the time to read ALL of them.

  5. Nice article. Very helpful. I’m going on 6 months on my blog, but I still feel like a beginner and this is very helpful. This article will probably be helpful for years to com.

  6. This is great! Everything anyone would need to start blogging

  7. Darren – stumbled across this today – I did a 2 hr podcast with a large consulting company and now many of the listeners want to know what’s next. I always point them to you and The Copyblogber – Because of great articles like these. Thanks!

  8. Hi Darren,

    Absolutely brilliant blog; the best one I have read, to date! I haven’t had time to read everything, but I will be returning. Keep up the fantastic work!

    Many thanks,


  9. Hi Darren

    I started blogging end of December last year after reading some of your articles for beginner blogger when i stumbled upon your website… Thanks for your tips! You have been fantastic! Keep it up!


  10. I’m speachless about a lot of these articles. I’m going to try to get on here everyday and read as much as I possibly can.
    Thank you for such a great blog.

  11. Your blog is absolutely exceptional. I aspire to have my blog “Make the Most of Your Time” be in your league.

    I have added a direct link to your blog on mine.

    Best wishes.


    -Liane Schmidt.

  12. This post has more trackmarks than a heroine addict. Good job!

    Your blog is great Darren keep up the good work and God bless!

  13. I’ve been trying to blog for a while and have never really gotten it right properly.

    I’m gonna use the things you said I should do and I’m sure its going to help.

    Thanx. ;)

  14. Great post! I have been blogging for over a year and even though I have had some good success, one can always get better and this post is definately going to improve my skills! Thanks again for a great post.

  15. What Im wondering though, is why would anyone want to look at my blog. Seems the only reason most people are putting them up is to try to make money. Sure there are plenty that have great info but I would say a large number of them are uninteresting or are doing nothing more than trying to generate affiliate and adsense sales..

  16. I thought I would add, as well, that your sentiment in this post may be the very deciding factor as to whether or not a blog will survive.

    Blogging has been around for some time now. I think, it is safe to imagine that online surfers can quickly determine by now the objective or bottom line of a blog.

    As I perceive it, surfers are looking for information and are likely blog owners as well.

    Nice point!

  17. Blogs are great but it’s important to know that interesting blogging does require knowledge and work. Hate to see poor blogs. We would have much more great blogs if people would know more about blogging.
    For this reason the tips laid out here are so valuable and should be set mandatory for anyone interested in blogging.
    When you know better about Internet and making moneyYou do better!

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    These five to ten minute interviews allow people to read, watch, listen, and make an educated decision.

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  19. It’s great to see so many blogging tips and such a great blogging discussion in one place. Well done

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  22. Thank you! I have launched my new blog. By following these blogging tips, I see the traffic coming. Content is king. I will always write articles helpful for my readers.

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  24. Very interesting, thanks for the information. I need to just keep building.


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  26. Sue (South Africa) says: 05/26/2008 at 7:44 pm

    Am delighted to find your blog. We all need to find a site that makes our life easier and is informative at the same time. Myself (and my mate Caro) will spend some time digesting your info – thanks

  27. ProBlogger the Book proved to be useful .

  28. Sarah,

    That is an interesting link you posted.

    The title of the link sounds practical enough.

    I’ll check it out.

    Thanks for the resource.

  29. Yes very great, we know this is very useful especially when we combine this tips and our learning in SEO then there will be a great results.

  30. This article is where I learnt everything about blogging.

  31. Great article. I really enjoy your site. It has helped me very much. I thank you.
    Do you think trends like the new iPhone for example, can help a blogger’s site by trying to promote or comment on said product?

  32. I ‘m a beginner and I nearly make money by posting a little of paid reviews out of Payperpost, Sponsoredreviews, etc. And because of my low traffic, TLA and ReviewMe hasn’t accepted my blog till now. So, I urge to know how to improve my traffic effectively. Can you help me? Thank you.

  33. Awesome Beautiful tips for beginners.

  34. Great article… I am also new to blogging. I just started blogging using my new-bought domain, so I also have very little traffic, like stephen xiao (june 18th, 2008)…

  35. Thanks for the list. There’s a week or so of great reading there.

  36. just started my blog today only hav 2 post to date, the point which were made above are apreciated and will be taken aboard as i expand my blogosphere.

    Thanking you

  37. Thank you very much, I’m try to read the list in detail.

  38. Trying to learn more about blogging & info like this is very helpful! Thanks so much!

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  40. A Great book by Darren Rowse and Chris Garret. I enjoyed reading Problogger book, really this book is a handy tool for all new bloggers, blogging on any topic to perfectly understand enough about the blogosphere.
    Buying the Problogger book will be a good investment before creating our website to know and to design our own strategies for future blogging.
    I recommend this book to all newbie bloggers like me.
    So far I used by blog only as a hobby but now following ProBlogger I am seriously thinking to improve my website very much in the near future.

  41. Great article for beginners and I think this book will provide quality information to newbies. Continue good work guys

  42. Thank you for this article.
    I am still learning and glad I’ve found this post.

    Besides, make money while blogging becoming a “hot” topic nowaday…

  43. Thanks for all the useful links and the great information, Darren! It really helps me a lot!

    Have a great day!
    Razvan Dobre

  44. I am not only new to blogging, I need the idiot’s guide. Although I created a website for my blogs to reside on I have no clue as to how to promote the site. Techie words like SEO, blog networks etc. confuse me. (I am 56 year old grand ma just getting into blogging) I don’t know how to go about getting a reciprocal link. Plus I am a participative learner, trying to read instructions doesn’t work for me. Can you help. Videos also work.

  45. thanks for tips and good source information….. your tips very helping me to tearn more

  46. thanks very useful tips and good sourcing for me to learn more about blog

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    Wonderful references and with links. Simply great! Thank you for sharing this to us newbies. ^^

  48. Thank you,
    for this reference. This is not only for “beginers” but, for
    tired bloggers also