Six Resources to Help You Blog Like a Boss

The popular blog BuzzFeed recently published a style guide for its writers which, iStock_000015897460XSmallaccording to The Atlantic,  is “an in-house manual made public (slash a smart publicity play, slash a de-facto declaration that BuzzFeed places itself in the company of the AP and The New York Times, slash “slash” instead of “/” is not, for the record, officially sanctioned by BuzzFeed’s Style Guide).”

A publicity stunt or not, the style guide provides some guidance on how to craft an internet-friendly (note the lowercase “i”) and compelling blog. It also inspired me to share some helpful resources that I turn to when writing my own blogs.

Check them out below.

  • CopyBlogger – An excellent resource written by professional bloggers and content marketers.
  • The Definitive Guide to Copywriting– A great overview by Neil Patel which can be accessed via his QuickSprout blog.
  • On Writing Well – A book by William Zinsser that I keep by my desk and read occasionally to inspire me.
  • Lexicon Valley – A blog by Slate Magazine about language.
  • Grammarly – Copy and paste text into this online tool when you are unsure whether Microsoft Word (or your word processing software of choice) has caught all of your grammar mistakes.
  • Seth Godin’s Blog – If you want to learn from a master, Seth’s blog is a must-read.

Do you use any resources or blogs to help you with your writing? If so, please share them in the comments section below.

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