When I started blogging, I decided to follow the top blogs in every area of my interest, started to study what they write about, how they write and what they recommend. Soon it built my confidence and inspired me to start writing and I started to improve myself in many ways.
You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read. ― Charlie “Tremendous” Jones [tweet this]
I’ve numerous friends who are attempting to get serious about their personal branding, their businesses and get a little more serious about their blogging this coming year.
Speaking of the above quote from Mr. Jones, please note that there were no blogs during those days and therefore, I prefer to add “and blogs that you read” towards the end of the quote.
In fact, all the best-selling authors have a very well designed and regularly updated blogs and they also follow blogs from others leaders in the industry to learn from and to get fresh ideas.
If you are an entrepreneur or aspiring to become one, these five top blogs are for you. If you are a blogger, probably you already follow some of them and if not, I think you will find that they will add tremendous value to you.
1. MichaelHyatt.com by Michael Hyatt
Focused on intentional leadership, one of my favorite bloggers and author of the best-seller, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World, an incredible book that inspired me to start taking my blog more seriously.
There are so many awesome post on leadership, productivity, book publishing and other useful resources on this blog. However, I think you will enjoy these articles on this blog:
- Creating Your Personal Life Plan
- Yes, You Can Stay on Top of E-mail
- Do You Make These 10 Mistakes When You Blog?
- One Stupid Decision Away
- How to Make Your Intangible Products Easier to Sell
2. ProBlogger.net by Darren Rowse
Darren is the editor and founder of many successful blogs and known as the foremost authority when it comes to blogging. ProBlogger is a very useful resource blog for bloggers. Some of my favorite power-packed articles are:
- How to Write Great Blog Content
- How to Make Money Blogging
- Five Ways to Become a Better Writer and Take Your Blog to the Top
- 18 Lessons I’ve Learned about Blogging
- Search Engine Optimization for Blogs – SEO
3. QuickSprout.com by Neil Patel
Neil Patel is a serial entrepreneur, blogger, and investor. Neil is the co-founder of two Internet companies: Crazy Egg, and KISSmetrics. By the age of 21, not only was Neil named a top 100 blogger by Technorati, but he was also one of the top influencers on the web according to the Wall Street Journal.
His blog quicksprout.com is one my favorite resources on the internet on online marketing, social media and entrepreneurship. In every post from Neil, I’ve always found something exciting, something that I can enjoy doing. Again, here are a few blog posts from Neil that I think you will enjoy if you are an entrepreneur with online presence:
- Inspiring introduction – About Neil Patel
- 6 Reasons You Won’t Succeed
- How Content Length Affects Rankings and Conversions
- How to Make Your Site Insanely Fast
- 8 Core Beliefs of Extraordinary Entrepreneurs
4. CopyBlogger.com by Brian Clark
Founded in 2006 by Brian Clark, a serial entrepreneur intended to provide the advice and solutions that people need to successfully grow their businesses through social media and online marketing, Copyblogger has become one of the top marketing blogs in the world.
If you desire to have online branding, want more online traffic, links, subscribers, and a profit-generating website, you may want to pay close attention to Copyblogger’s articles. Here are some my favorite articles on this website:
- How to Write an Article in 20 Minutes
- 8 Bad Habits that Crush Your Creativity And Stifle Your Success
- The Eminem Guide to Becoming a Writing and Marketing Machine
- The Two Most Important Words in Blogging
- The Most Dangerous Threat to Your Online Marketing Efforts
5. SocialTriggers.com by Derek Halpern
Derek is an expert marketer and entrepreneur with a very unique style of breaking down the toughest marketing challenges into simple, actionable steps that can help you improve your online business.
Derek says, “You must learn about human psychology to get traffic and sales online." True to his style, he shares a lot of awesome marketing ideas on traffic building, list building and sales success with the help of unique psychological researches. If you have any kind of business, you definitely want to check out this website and get to know Derek and Social Triggers. Here are some of my favorite articles and videos from Social Triggers:
- How to Become Famous
- How to Manipulate People For Fun (and Profit)
- How to Turn New Customers Into Repeat Customers (the secret is this one experiment)
- What’s the Best Font For Your Site? (The Psychology of Fonts)
- Beaten by Self Sabotage? Here’s How to Stop TODAY
Question: What are some other resources you have found helpful in your blogging journey? Please leave your thoughts in the a comment now by clicking here.
Thank you kindly.
Great information sir. I like your blog from long time because your posts are so positively inspiring. If you recommend these blogs, they must be great. I will also visit them now.
Thanks Rajesh. Thanks for your feedback.
I like Michael Hyatt’s posts too. But Mr. Patel’s story is very inspiring. Thank you.
That’s true. Neil Patel’s story is inspiring for sure. I was motivated when I read his About page.
Great blog here and yeah one more worth putting up in the list is Mashable.com. These days mashable’s blog posts are most shared around the web. Not only these top 5, there are ample list of blogs that can be listed but the above really deserve better credit.
Thanks Harish. I think Mashable deserves a place in this list. I will update the list soon. Appreciate your feedback.
Thanks. I love meshable to. I already follow many of blogs listed above. Michael Hyatt`s blog is new for me. I will give it a shot an visit it more often.
A good list of quality sites you have here. Thank you for sharing with us and I look forward to more posts like this.
This is a great list for my life coaches.
Awesome! Glad you found it useful.
I’m Actually a followers of 3 mentioned above. and the rest of the 2 will be added after this comment under the title “thank you”. 🙂
Thank you Akshay. Glad you found the article, useful.
Top bloggers serves as our inspiration to become one of them. So, in order to achieve that goal you must always create quality content that counts because it is what matters most for the customers.
Thank you Kumar for so wonderful compilation of these blogs and their popular articles. You have added terrific value to people with articles such as this. I am bookmarking your blog and I am going to be visiting you regularly.
Top bloggers serve as your inspiration to become one of them and of course to do better in your craft. It will motivate you create more interesting content that will be of benefits of many.
I really enjoyed reading your post. Thank you for sharing. I will bookmark your website now and hope to see more of educational posts like this.
I found some great blogs through this article. I really enjoyed Quicksprout.com, where I found some great tips and tricks I can use for my blog.
Thank you Patrick. Appreciate you dropping by and sharing your feedback.
You have some really good recommendations in this article. I am glad I am here. Every blog you have referenced here is a gem. Thank you for this well-written and informative post.
I give my vote to probloggers.net anyday
Yes Anchal, They are awesome!
I love Neil Patel.. I’ll check out others.. thanks
Very Nice article, blogs that you have given really helps! Thank you for sharing.
CopyBloggers by Brian Clark has some of the best resources for writing sales copy I’ve ever come across. When developing my niche sites along with sales funnels it’s always good to have a go to resource to start from.
Thanks for valuable inform sir thanks……
Hi Kumar, You are doing great job by sharing blogs such as these 5. Most of them I follow on a regular basis because I want to learn and grow my business. Your website is doing a great service. Thanks for sharing, again.
Thanks for taking time on gathering these wonderful sites.
This is a great find.
I’ve been reading Social Triggers for at least a year now and I’ve had the pleasure of speaking with Derek Halpern in person at an event in New York.
I’m also now reading Michael Hyatt regularly since I found his blog on this site.
I agree with the quote by Mr. Jones and your addition to it that we would be the same in five years except for the people we meet and the books and blogs that we read.
These all are the amazing bloggers mate! I already follow these to get interesting tips about blogging. And your post is brilliant. Just keep it up (Y)
They are really a big Entrepreneur. Thanks for share their site link.
Good list. I’ve actually read all these except socialtriggers.com. Will check it out. Thanks!
Just found your blog and found this great article. Great sites. Knew of one of the sites, but not the other 4. Bookmarking now.
SocialTriggers is nice website for marketers. thank you for add this link
I’ve been reading Michael Hyatt for a while and think he’s one of the best in his profession. Wasn’t too keen on socialtriggers but each to their own. Nice little top 5 there Kumar, thanks for taking the time to write it.
I want to say thank you for this fantastic read!! I definitely enjoyed every little bit of it. I have you book marked to check out new stuff you post.
I am a real fan of ProBloggers.net; QuickSprout.com and CopyBloggers.com. All other also great.
very impressive list, thank you
I am into copyblogger and hubpages…both maintain very relevant and systematic process to maintain blog identity. This is a good list …I didn’t know about socialblogger.
Nice tips for sharing !
I agree. Each of these blogs has so much to offer. Neil Patel from QuickSprout.com, for example, provides endless value. I’m always impressed with how much he gives away for free (such as his advanced guides on content marketing, SEO & link building). Another blog that always impresses is Pat Flynn’s SmartPassiveIncome.com.
you have shared a great list of blogs. They are really awesome i enjoy reading them. Thank you
I am personally new to online marketing. I have known it all along, but had never understood or experienced it. I came across this post and looks very good. I maintain a Knowledge blog where I get experts from across India to talk about various aspects of entrepreneurship.
Great list, thanks!
(Even if you did spell Copyblogger and Problogger wrong!)
O wow! This is the best comment I’ve received on this post so far. Why? Because you took time to read through and made me realize that even though you wrote just two lines.
Thank you and yes, the spelling mistake has been fixed 🙂
You are very welcome Kumar!
Problogger.net is famous one and it is giving a lot of useful information. It has maintained a good page rank in short span of time. It is also an inspiration for others and newbies in the field of blogging.
very impressive list, thank you,
I’m a fan of Neil Patel since last two years.
Thank you so much Gaurav
It is really nice list. Very Nice article, blogs that you have given really helps! Thank you for sharing.
I love Darren Rowse. I’ve been a huge fan of ProBlogger for as long as I can remember. You actually get useful, actionable tips from him that you can implement on your own blog, even if you have zero coding or marketing skills.
Thank you very much for this great list.
I’m into Real Estate, but I LOVE communicating my expertise through the Internet.
I will follow these guys.
Great piece of information and valuable gift. It is wonderful. Thanks 5 thumb up only for you
Great Article. As a Newbie Blogger, I gained so much knowledge! Thank You so much for sharing all these valuable Information.
Thank you for posting this. This is a great list and will be very helpful to me. I will definitely be following these people. Thanks
Thank you Kumar. Its very good compilation. Im new to marketing. so its very useful information. Thank you again, Kumar.
Two of my favorites – probably because they\’re in my field of interest are Bryan Eisenberg\’s conversion directed blog: http://www.bryaneisenberg.com/ and Avinish Kaushik\’s http://www.kaushik.net/avinash/ on analytics. – I read both of them regularly along with Neal Patel\’s blog which is also great. Thanks for the list – I always like to check out bloggers I may not have heard of before.
Thank you Marty! Appreciate your value addition!
Have a successful day!
Great overview of really interesting blogs and their best articles. Thank you very much, this was what I was looking for.
Thanx gauraw sir for this nice information…
thanx for sharing..
I take the list. Thank you for sharing
As an Entrepreneur this post really helped me. Thank you!
thank you for this great list
ProBlogger.net is my favorite of the 5 in the list.I think its the best if you use google blogger
Neil Patel is my inspiration,i follow his each and every post. Thank for sharing the list.
The first and the last one are not known to me else rest of the 3 I admire the most. QuickSprout is like a live encyclopedia for blogging.
Thanks for adding to my knowledge the remaining two. 🙂
Good list Gauraw…….You listed out some of the good blog here..
I would also like to suggest business insider, forbes and entrepreneur.com for this list…
Great! A visually refreshing and knowledgeable blog. Thanks for share.
I write on blogging niche and i like often visit copyblogger which is mentioned above. The other blogs that can help in blogging are problogger, shoutmeloud and labnol. I just love Indian authors like you Gauraw sir. Also Harsh Agarwal sir and Amit Agarwal sir motivates me to write more and more. Also at the same time earn more and more.
I follow two top blogs one is problogger and another is copy blogger
Thank you very much for your great lists. I also like your blog
Nice, Can u tell me How to Become an Entrepreneur in Future. Thank you very much
Nice post. Half of the blogs you mentioned were known to me, but I have got even more of them to follow. Thanks…..
I already follow problogger and Quicksprout. Quicksprout is my favorite place where I learn a lot about seo.
Wpbeginner is also great. it’s wording is so easy.
Anyway thanks for sharing.
I stay at Ahmedabad India and I follow Neil Patel and his works. He is very inspiring person for me.
I follow mostly quicksprout by Neil, and problogger also. Neil Patel is superb. I always read his blog. I think this is the nice list that every blogger should follow. Thanks for introducing with others too.
This is a great list. I personally LOVE Quicksprout and Social Triggers! Any time we can share new resources to help budding entrepreneurs we are performing an extremely valuable service. Thank you for publishing this list of 5 powerful entrepreneurial blogs Kumar!
I’ve always liked CopyBlogger. You can really learn some good tips for helping write better sales copy.
Recently, I actually have heard so much about copyblogger. I seriously need to look into them!
It might sound co-incidence but I always believe these 5 websites you mentioned in your article are one of the prime blog every blogger should follow to build their own knowledge. Apart from these One should also follow forbes and entrepreneur.com I guess.
Dear Gaurav sir,
The top five blogs are very good for every blogger. i have always inspired by Neils patel blog QuickSprout and Brian Clark’s Copyblogger blog information. After follow the blogs, i have started my blogging career. Again i found their best posts here.
Thank you sir
Satish Kumar Ithamsetty
I follow ProBlogger, QuickSprout and CopyBlogger. They were awesome. I think your blog is awesome too Kumar. I’ll definately bookmark your blog and be back for more.
Btw, I will check on Michael Hyatt and Social Triggers. Thank you for sharing the info.
Nice Information Sir
I follow problogger.net and quicksprout.You want to entreprenuer.com and businessinside as well
Thanks for the valuable resources. I already read QuickSprout quite regularly and will definitely check out the others from your recommendations – from what I see so far they are also worth checking out on a regular basis.
Thank you for the great list. I will definitely check them out.
These are great blogs. I would say that mashable is another great source. I would add that if you are looking for online marketing tools and current best practices, moz.com is one of the best resources for entrepreneurs that handle their own digital marketing.
Great resources you’ve shared here, thank you. I was not aware of any of these blogs and I think I’ll probably be adding QuickSprout to my list. 🙂
I personally like CopyBlogger by Brian Clark and i have learned so many things from his blog. Thanks for this useful information
Hello Kumar .. It’s first time i’m here on your blog very effective post..
I would say these five are my role models 🙂
I like CopyBlogger.com by Brian Clark posts too . a lot of inspiration and the knowledge that I can
My favorite is Darren’s problogger. This guy is a pioneer in blogging world. Thanks for sharing this interesting article.
You listed some great bloggers, especially Neil Patel. I would also add Pat Flynn from Smart Passive Income as well.
This is quite interesting. You have to follow people for you to have followers someday; i think this is a universal principal that has stood out on this post for me. Thanks for the information, a must read
fantastic list of blogs.All are really good.ProBlogger.net by Darren Rowse is my favorite.Thanx for this sharing.
The 5 blogs you listed are also really good.You are right ever passionate should follow these blogs.Thanx for this sharing.
Hello Kumar .. i am new to your blog your post is very effective ever..
really i am saying these five are my role models ?