100+ Lists To Help You Become a Better Blogger

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by Alex

There are tons of blogger lists throughout the web. Lists in 123 formats, ABC, etc. are probably one of the most useful posts around. The only problem with everyone writing list posts are they aren’t getting seen by everyone!

I had an idea one night. Even before Blogussion was created, that I would try to find the best blogger lists on the internet and compile them into one giant list for everyone to see. I have organized them into categories like making money, SEO, design, writing, and others.

I’m very happy to present to you my list of the best 100 blogging lists on the internet. If you want to add a list, just comment below and I will add it up. I have found 100 lists, so now let’s see if you can find me 100 more. ;)

Earn from your blog

Making money off of your blog

  1. 100 Bloggers That Will Help You Make More Money Online – A list of 100 blogs that discuss how to make money off of your blog. From IronBlogger.
  2. How To Be A Good Blogger And Still Make Sales – The Top 3 Ways. A short, straight to the point list. What I love about this one is that it goes over how to make money without looking like a blogger who’s in it just for the money. From Blogging Tips.
  3. 11 Reasons You Shouldn’t Fake It To Make It. People will buy into blogs who fake their stats, how much money they make, etc. That’s a terrible thing to do, especially if you want to run a successful community. If you are one of those fakers, read this. Here is a quote pulled from the article:

    3. Honesty Builds Trust It is a fact that people like to buy from someone they trust. If they trust you and you recommend a product to them then they are likely to buy it. This means the more that people trust you the more money you are likely to make. By being honest you are building trust with people.

    From Smarter Wealth.

  4. 3 Ways You Can Use Free Wordtracker Keyword Questions Tool To Earn Money. An awesome, short list of how you can make money from keywords. From Blogging Tune.
  5. 7 Ways To Attract More Money. A list going over 7 ways to get more money. The author lists some extremely interesting (and sometimes eyebrow raising) techniques to make more money. From Smarter Wealth.
  6. Top 10 Tips For Earning Online in 2009. 2009 is still new, and take advantage of making the most money from your blog by reading this cool article that will show you what you should focus on monetization wise in 2009. From RetireAt21.
  7. Six Powerful Blog Strategies that will Rapidly Increase Your Affiliate Referrals. Making money off of affiliates are huge. Blogging is a great way to use your affiliate links to their maximum. From DoshDosh.
  8. How to Make Money Blogging: 7 Strategies to Help you Get Started Immediately. Strategies to help you make money from your blog. From DoshDosh.
  9. 113 Ways to Make Money Online. 113 ideas on how to make $$$ online. Simple enough, right? From Balkhis.
  10. 18 Adsense Optimized WordPress Themes to Maximize your Contextual Ad Earnings. AdSense is a way many bloggers to make money online. It’s doesn’t usually make you much, so you will need all the tips you can get to make the best of it. From DoshDosh.
  11. 5 Tips on how to pick the perfect niche to make money.. Step 1 of making money through blogger: Knowing what to blog about! From Blueverse.

Driving Traffic to your blog

Advertising Techniques

  1. 7 Videos About Social Media You Need to Watch. Some people are visual learners, and there has been a list with 7 great videos to help you use Social Media sites better. From Left The Box.
  2. 15 Ways to Promote Your Site via Social Media. A great list with some pretty good points on how to use Social Media to it’s fullest. From BlueVerse.
  3. list of lists of 10 do follow blogs. A list with the same purpose as this list. This list consists of 10 lists that have lists of Dofollow blogs. You should always comment on DoFollow Blogs! From mfinch.
  4. 10 Ways To Get Better Results On StumbleUpon. StumbleUpon can be a powerful advertising tool IF you know how to use it right! This article goes over 10 great ways to really make your impact in StumbleUpon. From IronBlogger.
  5. 30 Tips For Exploding Your Site Traffic. Some of the points covered in this post are more easier said than done, but I find it is a good way to give you ideas for getting more site traffic. From SlyVisions.
  6. 10 Promotional Mistakes Of New Bloggers. You should be careful of where you advertise your blog, especially if you’re a new blogger. This is a great list of articles to help you start promoting better. From Social Media Explorer.
  7. 50 Ways to use Social Media, listed by Objective. Based off Chris Brogan’s list of 50 Ways Marketers Can use Social Media to Improve Their Marketing, this list is just organized into sections to help organize it better. By Web Strategist.
  8. Top 10 Reasons Why Great Content Fails on Social Media. It turns out that just because you have an amazing article, you still won’t be guaranteed being successful on Social Media sites. From SEO BLOG.
  9. The ABCs of Social Media. A list in ABC order instead of 123, this post covers basic to advanced rules of Social Media and how to use it better. From Social Media.
  10. 11 Ways To Create Your Own Traffic Jams. Grow your traffic in 11 great ways. From Blogtreprneur.
  11. 140+ Dofollow Forums. A cool list of 140 forums with the nofollow tag removed. Just throw in a signature link, so some posts, and bam: you have some awesome dofollow links. From Joel Drapper.
  12. 18 Ways to Ultra-Boost Your Technorati Rank and Authority. Technorati is an incredible website, and it is hard for most bloggers to use it to it’s fullest (I’ll admit I suck at it too). From Rajaie Talks.
  13. 102 Do Follow Forums To Increase Backlinks. What’s better than a list of dofollow forums? Not much, here is another cool list of a ton of dofollow forums. From Smart Bloggerz.
  14. 10 Useful Blog Traffic Tips. Easy tips to bring traffic into your blog. From TheWeblogZone.
  15. 32 Link Building Strategies That Work. The benefits of link building and 32 ways to do it. From TheWeblogZone.

SEO

Dominate the SERP’s

  1. 8 tips to enhance your WordPress blog SEO. A great list of SEO tips and tricks to better your SEO for your blog.
  2. Link Building Strategies: 69 Solid Tactics For 2009. An article covering 69 ways to build your links. Why limit it to only 2009? From Wiep.net.
  3. 102 Ways To Make Your Site A Back-Link Superstar. A list of link building that makes you say “holy crap”. Might take a while to load, so careful. From Court’s Internet Marketing School.
  4. 101 Link Building Tips to Market Your Website. Another link building article from the best SEO place on the internet. From SEO Book.
  5. My Top 8 Search Engine Optimization Tips – Part 1. Yaro Starak is my blogging idol, and this is just another piece of advice that makes him such an amazing blogger. From Entrepreneurs Journey.
  6. 8 additional optimization steps for your WordPress blog. A beginner, but an essential optimization checklist for everyone out there. From HowToMakeMyBlog.
  7. Almost 7 Ways To Re-Optimize Your Posts. From ProBlogger.
  8. 18 Nasty Ways to Get Backlinks. Be very careful: Read this post and to the opposite of every thing said in it. If you do anything listed, you should stop. I only include this so you can learn the difference between getting backlinks the right way, and the bad way. From SEOcracy.
  9. 20 Practical SEO Tips to Super-Charge Your WordPress Blog!. A pretty straightforward SEO blog post, it’s a checklist of 20 SEO tips you should implement to your WP blog. From SEO Design Solutions.
  10. 7 Reasons Why Your Website Was Penalized or Banned by Google. A short list, but it’s very important. Google makes or break your website, you have to be able to know how to cooperate with them. From Balkhis.

Blog Design

Making your blog look pretty

  1. 100 Excellent Free WordPress Themes. Amazing list of 100 free WordPress themes. From Smashing Magazine.
  2. 13 Tags to delete from your theme. WordPress has so many things to call in the header, there’s no need to do it with PHP. Remove these 13 tags from your blog, and you should see a difference in your blogs loading time. From ProBlogDesign.
  3. 20 Free 3 Column WordPress Themes. A fantastic selection of WordPress themes that all have one thing in common: they have 3 columns. From Blogsessive.
  4. 140+ Free & Premium WordPress Themes Gallery. Probably the biggest theme list I’ve seen. It has free and premium themes in it. From WPHacks.
  5. 101 SEO WordPress Themes – Pure Gold. What’s better than a great looking theme? One that is SEO friendly. Check out this blog post for both of those features. From DailySEOBlog.
  6. 60 More Places to Get Design Inspiration – Online and Off. An article which is basically a list of places to get design inspiration. Whether your online or offline, it’s all there. Great list for blog designers. From FreelanceSwitch.
  7. 10 Checks to the Perfect WordPress theme. Nowadays blog themes set your blog apart from the other blogs. Every theme should be appealing to the eye, and there are some things you can do to make it that great. From WPEngineer.
  8. 7 Reasons Bad Website Design Affects Traffic. A good design for your blog is just essential. Without one, you can lose quite a large handful of potential readers. From ProBlogineer.
  9. 9 Easy Usability Improvements for Blogs. As a blogger, you should always be looking to improving your log in every aspect. The design, being one of the most important things of the blog is always something you should keep in mind. Check out this article to understand what I mean. From Tutorial9.
  10. 10 Ways to Become a Better Designer. If you design your own blogs, there are some things you need to know so you can make the best of your theme. From Blogriffic.
  11. The top 20+ Blogger Templates of 2008. Who knew Blogger could look so good? From Blogger Buster.
  12. 50 More Fabulous Blogger Designs to Inspire you. A followup to the link above. From Blogger Buster.
  13. 101 Excellent Blogger XML Templates. Quite a large collection of free Blogger templates. From Blogger Buster.
  14. 30 Best Free Icon Sets for Bloggers. Add a little style to your blog design! Check out this awesome list of icon sets. From ProBlogDesign.
  15. 110+ Free RSS Icons to Show Off Your RSS Feed. RSS buttons need to be noticeable so you get more subscribers. Try these icons on for size. From ProBlogDesign.
  16. 30 Ways to Increase Readability. Probably the most important thing in a design is readability. If you don’t have that, then you really don’t have a good design. From ProBlogDesign.
  17. 7 Elements to make your blog look great. Try reading these 7 tips to make your blogs design look even better. From ProBlogDesign.
  18. 5 Tips to Make Your Headings More User Friendly. Your headings need to be exceptional because they are the things that organize your content. From UX Booth.
  19. 5 More Tips to Make Website Headers More User Friendly. A follow up to the above list. From UX Booth.

Tools/Hacks + Addons

Enhancements

  1. WORDPRESS GOD: 300+ Tools for Running Your WordPress Blog. A GODLY list of WordPress tools you should use. From Mashable.
  2. 40+ Most Wanted WordPress Tricks and Hacks. A must read for bloggers who really want to push their WordPress powered blog to it’s limits. From HongKiat.
  3. 10 Firefox Add-ons to Supercharge your Blogging. Blogging through the platform of choice is simple enough, but what about for all you FIrefox users who want it even easier? This article goes over 10 Firefox addons to really kick off your blogging style. From Blog about your blog.
  4. 24 plugins that I currently use on my blog and why you should use them too. An amazing list of plugins you should look into adding to your blog. I’ve never seen most of the plugins listed, and a lot of them I have installed to Blogussion. From HowToMakeMyBlog.
  5. 10 WP-Plugins, that will rock your world. A list of 10 really cool WP plugins you may or may have not seen before. From Blogussion
  6. A – Z of Professional Blogging Tools. A really detailed list of blogging tools from A-Z. From ProBlogger.
  7. Tools For Bloggers. Must have tools for any blogger. From Blogger Buster.
  8. 10 best Plugins To Get More Comments. Comments are hard to get on a blog sometimes. Make it easier by taking advantage of these 10 killer plugins. From ProBlogDesign.

General Blogging Tips

Miscellaneous, yet equally important lists

  1. 101 Blogging Tips I’ve Learned in 2008. A fantastic list of 101 things blogger Yan Susanto has learned from 2008. From ThouShallBlog.
  2. 10 Things Climbing A Mountain Taught Me About Goals. Freakin’ awesome list of how Tom Sinfield learned about goals from Mountain climbing. From Stand Out Blogger.
  3. 35 Tips Tricks To Manage and Handle Multi-Author Blogs. There’s no better way to blog then with a team. Here are 35 killer tips to managing that multi-author blog. From HongKiat.
  4. 100+ WordPress Video Tutorials, from Basic to Advanced. A collection of amazing WordPress videos every WordPress blogger should watch. From Speckyboy.
  5. A – Z Blogging Guide for Beginners. A different kind of list, instead of numbers it’s an A-Z list that every starting blogger should read. From ThouShallBlog.
  6. 10 Important but Potentially Distracting Blogging Tasks. A list of things you can do to distract you when you’re blogging. I suffer from a couple things listed. From DuoBlogger.
  7. 25 Successful Blogger Traits. Do you have these traits? From Freddie Taylor.
  8. 30 Blogging Tips to Screw Up. A list that shows how easy it is to screw up a potentially successful blogs. From Blogsessive.
  9. 49 Tips to Become a Better Blogger. A guest post Janith did at ThouShallBlog with a huge list of tips to help you become a better blogger. Why 49? Nobody knows. :) From ThouShallBlog.
  10. 10 Must-See Videos on WordPress.TV. WordPress just recently launched their WordPress.tv site. A site that is dedicated to WordPress video tutorials for the more visual learning WP users. Check out this list of 10 of the best videos to watch on WP.tv. From Blogsessive.
  11. 30 RSS Resources For the Feed-Addicted Blogger. RSS is extremely important on your blog. Check out these resources for you feed addicts. From Webmaster-Source.
  12. 13 Quick tips to Make Your Blog STAND OUT from the Crowd. You have to be able to brand yourself in the blogosphere, or you will just end up like a lot of bloggers; a failure. Check out this quick list to help you figure out what you want to do to brand yourself. From ProBlogger.
  13. 50 Simple Ways to Gain RSS Subscribers. A great list that goes into 50 different ways to increase your RSS subscriber count. From DailyBlogTips.
  14. 7 Die-Hard Ways to Get More RSS Subscribers. A guest post Janith did, this article covers some awesome ways to get RSS subscribers to your blog in some pretty unique ways. From Blogging Tips.
  15. 30 Tips To Better Blogging. An easy list of 30 tips to help you become a better blogger based off of the experiences of 17 year old blogger Ardit. From Blogict.

Writing

Bringing out the inner writer inside you

  1. 5 P’s For Making A Blog Post Better. Perceive, Prepare, Particularize, Present, Publish + Popularize. From Blogging Tips.
  2. 5 Universal Writing Rules. You have to know the rules of writing to write. :) From ProBlogger.
  3. 91 Blogging Terms How Many do You know. It’s always good to brush up on your vocabulary. Let this list of 91 blogging terms help you do just that! From ProBlogineer.
  4. 21 Ways to Write Posts that Are Guaranteed to Grow Your Blog. A “no explanation needed, straight to the point, no BS” kind of list. From ProBlogger.
  5. 40 Ways to Deliver Killer Blog Content. If you have writing problems, there is a fantastic list of 40 ways to make your content better. From Chris Brogan.
  6. Ten Tips for writing a blog post. A very early, yet very informative post. From ProBlogger.
  7. Top 10 Blog Writing Tips. 10 easy to understand tips on how to write a blog post. From Blogging Tips.
  8. Easy Steps To Get Your Article Rejected. Article directories are an okay way of getting traffic to your blog. While it’s not the best way to market things, it’s still a marketing technique. From Blogriffic.
  9. Conquering those days where you don’t “feel” like writing by facing these 5 realizations. There’s a difference between the inability to write and being lazy. Which are you? From Blogussion.
  10. 11 Quick Tips For More Usable Content. Most of the time your content does not get read by your visitors. How can you change that? From UX Booth.

Inspiration

We all need a little motivation sometimes

  1. 10 Unique Examples of RSS Feed Designs. Envato always has the best stuff, here is a short list of awesome RSS Feed icons. From Theme Forest “In the Woods”.
  2. Top 30 Young Bloggers Under 21. A list of bloggers under 21. Hopefully this is a good enough motivation for you to start getting serious about blogging. There’s a 12 year old blogger there! From RetireAt21.
  3. Blog Designs: 50 Of The Most Creative. A list of some amazingly designed blogs. From Stand Out Blogger.
  4. 100 Nice and Beautiful Blog Design. What a collection of killer WordPress blog designs. There are truly a lot of great inspirations in this post, check them out. From HongKiat.
  5. 5 Lessons Learned From John Reese’s Blog Rush Project. Everyone has heard about the closing of Blog Rush. In this short, 5 topic list you can find 5 things that can actually be learned from this project. From BloggingTune.
  6. Monday Magic: 10 Most Inspiring Blog Themes. A list of 10 absolutely beautiful blog designs. Some listed I have never seen even in the biggest web design galleries. From Design Development Magazine.
  7. 25 Blogger Motivations. Staying motivated as a blogger can prove to be a daunting task. Here is a great list of 25 ways to keep that motivation alive. From Freddie Taylor.
  8. Top 100 World’s Youngest Bloggers. A list of the best young bloggers out there. I am currently at number 31, which is a pretty decent rank. Are you included?
  9. 10 ways to find post inspiration without even leaving your blog. A post I wrote and am very happy with. This isn’t like other “find inspiration” posts. This list has 10 ideas you can get for writing without even leaving your blog. From Blogussion.
  10. The Top 50 Blogger Powered Blogs. Despite the fact that using a free service like this is not recommended in most cases, there are still quite a few great blogs on them. From Blogger Buster.

Creating a Community

No Community, No Success

  1. 27 Blogging Secrets to Power Your Community. A list of 27 tips that will help you make your blog better. This list has beginning blogger tips, technical things and some other great stuff. From Chris Brogan.
  2. 25 Ways to Build Your Community. A good community atmosphere is crucial for a blogs success. From Chris Brogan.
  3. 15 Ways to Improve Your Site in 5 Minutes. No site is perfect, and probably won’t ever be. But you should always look for something that can be improved on your site. From Balkhis.
  4. 4 things to keep in mind while thinking of attaching a forum to your blog. Sometimes bloggers like to take a step up from just having a blog and add a forum to it. There are some things you may want to know before doing this though. From Blogussion.

I feel like I’m missing something…

There’s no way I covered every blogging list on the internet! Help us build this massive list by submitting your lists in the comments section. If it’s a list about blogging, it will be accepted no problem. Thanks!

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