This article is about the Top 5 most popular blogs a new blogger should know and visit daily. I hope it will be a good starting point for anyone who wants to see what is going on in the blogosphere.
Popular Blogs 1: BloggerScope
BloggerScope is a website that shows you the latest posts of the 60 most influential blogs. All posts are ranked by popularity using social shares and time. The more social shares a post has the higher it will appear on the list with hot posts. 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 view the most influential blogs out there and sort them by Alexa Rank, Twitter Followers, Domain Authority, MozRank and Social Authority. This is great if you want to get familiar with the top players.
Popular Blogs 2: SocialMediaExaminer
If you are not using Social Media to promote your blog and/or website, then you are missing out on a huge traffic source. 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 titled How to setup a social media business strategy, How to drive more Facebook traffic and more. Curious?
Popular Blogs 3: 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 a living out of just blogging. 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
Popular Blogs 4: 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 to train 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 post include: 13 Timeless Lessons from the Father of Advertising and How to Write Interesting Content for a “Boring” Topic.
Popular Blogs 5: JohnChow
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 you should know
- 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. I recommend you check them out.