I’m a firm believer in continually developing your skills; no matter how long you’ve been doing something or how much of an expert you are, there’s always something you could improve on. Plus learning is really fun!
Because of this I’m always working on my blogging skills – looking for ways to improve and new things to learn. I just love geeking out over plugins, analytics, strategy, social media and branding! Over the years I’ve gathered some go-to resources as well as some great tips and so I thought it’s about time I share them. Today I’m talking about blogs about blogging and business. Gosh that was a mouthful!
I don’t even know where to begin with Regina and her blog byregina.com. Regina is the straight-talking, friendly, honest mentor-like friend you didn’t know you needed. The great thing about her is that even through her blog you feel as though you’re actually talking with her. She’s extremely talented, intelligent and driven. And I love how straight up she is. Her content (which comes in many forms) covers a range of topics: from branding, to un-niches, to entrepreneurship and infopreneurship. I can’t even begin to explain how beneficial her blog has been to me; her content has been a huge help with my upcoming redesign.
TOPICS: Branding, Entrepreneurship, Social media, Blogging income
SPECIAL OFFERINGS: Google Hangouts, E-books, Workbooks, YouTube Videos
MY FAVOURITE POSTS: How Being an Infopreneur Helped Me Earn Six Figures in a Year, The FREE “Love My Brand Kit” for Creatives, 20 Actions You Can Take to Look Like a Pro Blogger
Firstly, let’s all take a moment to appreciate Bonnie’s blog and brand design. I mean look at that gold… and that beautiful peachy pink! Bonnie’s blog is what I turn to first when I’m in need of a little visual inspiration – her pictures are absolutely stunning! As well as the visual side of branding she also talks about the emotion, the storytelling and the strategy. She’s a designer and brand stylist so she often shares her client’s redesigns – I just get so much inspiration from these! She also writes about the business side of being a blogger and small business owner and shares her advice. All the business goodness is also perfectly balanced by little looks into her personal life.
TOPICS: Branding, Design, Life, Being a #bosslady, Branding Reveals, Shop Talk
SPECIAL OFFERINGS: Branding & Design Services, Stationery Shop
MY FAVOURITE POSTS: Rebrand vs Brand Refresh, The Breakdown of a Strong Brand, Shop Talk: Promoting Products on Social Media
Marie is a bubbly breath of fresh air who tells you how it is. Her content is all about creating your dream business, while also living a great life. Every Tuesday she publishes a video which answers a viewer’s questions – topics include branding, burnout, self-doubt your special gift and even relationships and parenting. What I love about Marie is she’s not afraid to have a little fun – her videos always involve a little singing, dancing or playing around. After watching even just one of her videos you won’t be able to help feeling extremely inspired!
TOPICS: Business, Business/life balance, Confidence, Self-development
SPECIAL OFFERINGS: YouTube Videos, Q&As, B-School, Interviews with experts
MY FAVOURITE POSTS: Are the People Around Me Dulling My Drive, How to Plan for the Future & Be in The Present, Networking for Introverts
Another blogging blog I’m a fan of (which you’ve probably heard of) is Problogger – it’s the place for the technical, analytical and monetisation side of blogging.
REGULAR BLOGS WITH A BLOGGING SERIES
As well as from blogs about blogging I also find a lot of great information from some ‘regular’ blogs. Not only am I inspired by their amazing content but these three bloggers occasionally talking about blogging and their tips.
Vivianna Does Makeup: Anna (and Lily Pebbles) did a blogging & vlogging series on YouTube.
Lily Pebbles: As well as the collaborative series with Anna, Lily also occasionally writes about blogging on her blog.
ghostparties: Kate’s blog has quickly become one of my favourites – I mean have you seen her photography! One of my favourite topics she discusses is blogging!
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