Top 5 Blogs You Should Be Following

A list of my favorite blogs. Some I visit daily, others weekly, but all are updated regularly and are packed with tons of useful information. Enough to lose yourself in :)

1: BloggerScope

BloggerScope is a website that shows you the latest articles of the 60 most influential blogs. All posts are ranked by popularity based on social shares. The more social shares a post has the higher it will appear on the list. I highly recommend this website for anyone who wants to be kept up to date with the latest happenings in the blogosphere. You can also sort the blogs by Alexa Rank, Twitter Followers, Domain Authority, MozRank and Social Authority.

2: Pat Flynn from SmartPassiveIncome.com

Pat Flynn is an architect that got laid off from his job in 2008 due to the crisis in the economy. He is now a family man and a blogger that makes about $30,000 a month from his blog and other online activities. I’ve been following him for a couple months now. I’ve also learned a lot from him and I highly recommend you check him out at SmartPassiveIncome.com. Here is a link where is elaborates more on the concept of “Passive Income“, plus he links to various section on his blog that you might find interesting.

3:  SocialMediaExaminer

If you are not using Social Media to promote your blog and/or website, then you are missing out on a huge opportunity . You should at least be active on Twitter, Facebook and Google+, and add their respective badges to your website so that people can share your content with their friends/followers/circles. SocialMediaExaminer is a website that covers everything about social media. Some of their latest blog post are entitled How to setup a social media business strategy, How to drive more Facebook traffic and more. Curious?

4:  ProBlogger

ProBlogger is one of the most influential websites about blogging. Darren Rowse is the author and creator of ProBlogger. He started his first blog back in 2002 after reading a life changing article about blogging. Now he is a full-time blogger making more than a full-time income. Some of his latest articles include: Social Media: What’s it Good For? and 3 Ways to Get More Subscribers for Your Blog. I highly recommend you check out one of his eBooks called 31 Days To Build a Better Blog

5: CopyBlogger

CopyBlogger is a website created by Brian Clark that teaches you how to create killer online content. They are a company that offers many services that teaches you how to become a better blogger. This website has a lot of free content as well as paid services and is again one of the most influential authorities on content marketing out there. Some of their most popular blog posts include: 13 Timeless Lessons from the Father of Advertising and How to Write Interesting Content for a “Boring” Topic.

6: John Chow

There is a reason why John Chow is the last item on my popular blogs list. JohnChow is another website that is worth mentioning. He has an interesting YouTube channel where you can see him give seminars and cruise around in his apparently free Mercedes that he got for being so popular, listen to his life story and tips that you can implement on your blog. He is not one of my favorites though because he has a little too much attitude for my taste and he enjoys bragging a lot about his success. However, you can find some useful advice on his blog and in his videos. Some of his blog posts include: How Internet Marketing Saved my Business and Make Money Online with My Top Tier Business.

Other Websites

- JustRetweet is a website that can get your Tweets retweeted by other members of JustRetweet. You can earn credits by following people or retweeting tweets.

Leave a comment and tell me your list of blogs you regularly visit.

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  • http://clancytales.blogspot.com Charmaine

    Great resource, have always admired CopyBlogger and ProBlogger, now I’ve some more to check out.

    • http://www.bloggingwithdani.com Dani Ivanov

      Thanks, Whats your favorite resource? (except CopyBlogger and Problogger). I find BloggerScope to be extremely useful.

      • http://ladyblogger.net Bonnie a.k.a. LadyBlogger

        This was great information! I feel a bit more in the loop b/c I had 3/5 on my radar, but now I’ve got them all. Thanks! ~Bonnie a.k.a. LadyBlogger

  • Bart Stewart

    Just curious – Is it bad to blog on a wide range of subjects? That’s what I like to do. I have a few special areas that I hit more often than others, but in terms of subject matter I’m all over the place. That’s when I blog at all! Yeah, consistency is my downfall, and that shall change!

    • http://www.bloggingwithdani.com/ Dani Ivanov

      Hello Bart,

      It is not bad as long as you enjoy blogging on these subject and making an income from your blog is not your primary focus. If it is, however, it is better if you build a blog around one topic/niche. Why?

      - Search engines rank higher and easily websites that are center around one topic because your whole website structure and keywords are focused around that topic.

      - Human Perspective; Visitors coming to your website are likely searching for a solution to a specific problem and they have their own interests, passions and things they love to learn and know more about. Since each person is highly unique, you can’t match all of his/her’s interests and needs by building a blog and writing about many topics. If you blog about a single topic, however, people would assume that you have specialized within that niche and that you know what you are talking about. You might even become an authority within that niche.

      Here is some further reading
      http://www.smartpassiveincome.com/ask-pat-001/

      Thanks for commenting