Last Updated on March 29, 2020 by Kelly Thoreson
There is a lot of bad blogging advice on the web, served up in heaping quantities on shiny silver platters. If you need help disseminating the legit tips from the smoke and mirrors, if you are looking for hands down the best blogging advice out there, you need to read this post.
We’re going to look at three other bloggers that will make you and your blog SHINE by providing consistently awesome tips and REALISTIC advice. Let’s do this!
What Makes Advice, “the Best”?
You may be asking yourself what I used to qualify the three bloggers below for this article and crown them with the, “Best Blogging Advice Giver” title.
Great question, and I love your skepticism, kid.
Here’s what all three of these bloggers have in common that sets them apart from the crowd:
This bunch of creators do not pretend to be anything other than their genuine selves and that is damned refreshing.
Being yourself can be scary, but you’re brave so you’re gonna do it anyway.[bctt tweet=”Being yourself can be scary, but you’re brave so you’re gonna do it anyway.”]
These people truly give a damn about you and your blog.
When it comes right down to it, all the creators below care deeply about their audience. They consistently put solving their reader’s problems ahead of lining their own pockets which is why you can count on them for advice.
Which leads me to the final qualification…
I have never seen any of the bloggers below claim that blogging is easy. Why? Cause they’re not interested in lying to you.
Yes, telling you that creating a website from nothing will magically make you 100 grand overnight may sell a couple more courses than the truth (that blogging is tough!), but these folks know that trust is worth more than those sales.
These bloggers understand that if they’re the one person out of ten others giving it to you straight, eventually you will figure it out and return to them as a loyal reader and THAT is how you survive as a blogger. Build. That. Tribe.
Now that you know how I picked each of theses three badass bloggers, let’s get to it!
1. Andrew Fiebert of Listen Money Matters
Andrew Fiebert of Listen Money Matters is number one on my list for a reason – my blog would not exist without him! His post, Learn How to Start a Blog That Earns over $400k a year, started it all for me. Also, his title is, “Chief Nerd” so you know … +10 humble points.
Before I was a blogger, I knew I wanted more from life than working my 9-5 desk job. I wanted to create every day, spend more time with my family, and enjoy the freedom of working for myself. I just didn’t know how to make money following my dream – until I read Andrew’s post.
Learn How to Start a Blog That Earns over $400k a year is not another get rich blogging post. All the, “How I Made $92 million During My First 2 Hours of Blogging” articles I’d read were too vague and far-fetched to act upon.
This post was DIFFERENT. INSPIRING. ACTIONABLE.
Andrew Fiebert tells it like it is: blogging is not easy, and you won’t get rich quick. You’ll probably fail (or at least suck in the beginning) and that’s okay. The important thing is to keep on creating![bctt tweet=”Create lots of things and fearlessly release them into the world. – Andrew Fiebert, Learn How to Start a Blog That Earns over $400k a year”]
When I tell people I run a blog, they often respond by telling me that they’ve been thinking about starting a blog as well. I always recommend this article to them as the best place to start because in addition to the honest snapshot of what blogging actually entails, Andrew lays out in detail how to launch a blog from scratch.
It’s safe to say that if it were not for Andrew and his post, I’d still be stuck in a boring purchasing job. Thanks, Andrew!
The companion podcast episode to this article offers a different yet equally valuable experience as the post; I recommend taking them both in. This is a must read/listen!
Here’s where you can learn from Andrew Fiebert:
2. Corbett Barr of Fizzle
I was turned onto this article by the aforementioned Listen Money Matters post and was not disappointed. This piece rocks my freaking socks right off.
I LOVE THIS POST for its integrity and utter refusal to sacrifice that quality for the popular vote.
It calls out the get-rich-quick-by-being-good-at-social-media trend and lays down the warm fuzzy truth: social media savvy doesn’t make amazing and profitable blogs. Original, high-quality content does.[bctt tweet=”All the promotion in the world won’t make your site popular if your content sucks. – Corbett Barr, Write Epic Shit”]
Corbett explains how marketing your ass off equals exactly squat if you’re not writing meaningful content. As creators we must ask ourselves what our contribution is to the world through our creations.
As he says, “Mediocre content is all over the web”. Is that really what we want our work to be, bloggers? Mediocre? Just like thousands of other blogs? No, no and hell no!
But that doesn’t change the fact that the pressure to crank out mass piles of crap content is real. A lot of blogging, “advice gurus” are going to push you on this, but not Corbett Barr.
When I’m feeling the pressure to sell out, I give Write Epic Shit another read and remember that I didn’t walk away from a salary plus bennies to be a sheep in a different pasture. I set out to carve my own path and change the world.
Corbett’s advice is so sincere and valuable, don’t miss out! Go read it, now!
Here’s where you can learn from Corbett Barr:
3. Faith Mariah of Blogging Breakthroughs with Faith Mariah
If I had to describe Faith Mariah in one word, it would be empowering. It’s for this reason that I love listening to her podcast, Blogging Breakthroughs with Faith Mariah. She’s always encouraging her listeners to stay true to themselves and press on when blogging gets tough.
Half Assing Your Way to Success is not just my favorite episode because I like people who swear, but also because Faith Mariah calls us all out on our BS in a loving yet stern way to deliver the message we need to hear as creators: get out of our own way.
Her advice boils down to this: stop not doing what’s going to move you forward just because you can’t commit 100% to it yet.
Hell yes! I couldn’t agree more. Faith points out that there will never really be a perfect time to start your companion podcast or YouTube channel (or the endless list of other things your procrastinating). It’s best to dive in and get your feet wet, even if you just stick your big toe in the pond every once and while.
In one episode, while speaking on what it takes to be a successful blogger, Faith Mariah said something so powerful it gave me chills:[bctt tweet=”The price of entry is just not giving up. – Faith Mariah, Blogging Breakthroughs with Faith Mariah Podcast”]
Damn girl. #truthbomb
I remind myself of that quote often, especially when burnout threatens to creep in. When you’ve been blogging for 12 hours straight day in and out for a whole of 4 pageviews, it can be easy to lose sight of your why.
Remember what Faith says, and don’t give up. Even the Beatles played to empty rooms in the beginning.
Faith Mariah is an inspiration because she is 100% herself 100% of the time and I freaking LOVE IT. You will too! Do yourself a favor, listen to her today!
Here’s where you can learn from Faith Mariah:
Listen: Half Assing Your Way to Success
Yes, there’s a lot of crappy advice out there. But these three bloggers prove that amidst the muck and mire there are people who actually know what they’re talking about AND have original, important tidbits to share with you.
Here’s the consistent takeaway from all three of these stellar bloggers: be yourself, give a shit about your audience, and NEVER. GIVE. UP.
Who is your blogging inspiration? Leave your favorite in the comments below!
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