7 Resources for Bloggers

If you are a blogger or a wanna-be blogger, you can find great advice on blogging on multiple platforms but it can be confusing. As someone who has been blogging for 12+ years, I learned a few things along the way. First of all, I learned blogging and content marketing would change the way many businesses speak directly to the consumer or their customer.

7 Resources for Bloggers: Great Content

When I first started blogging, it was at a time when it was new to almost everyone. I followed people who wrote interesting and compelling blogs from all over the world and uncovered many content marketing resources:

  1. One of the blogs I came across early was Jim's Marketing Blog, a blog I still follow written by small business marketing coach, Jim Connolly, based in the UK.
  2. I read podcaster, author, and blogger Danny Brown's blog, which has changed over time but he can be found here.
  3. Jason Alba started as content I read on career industry e-lists and I loved his content then. He launched his JibberJobber blog, which is newly updated.
  4. In 2009, Lisa Rangel came into the resume writing arena with Chameleon Resumes and I rapidly found her content marketing to be compelling and interesting. She creates job search-related content in multiple formats with regular emails, videos, and content on multiple platforms.
  5. One of the people I followed on Twitter was Marcus Sheridan, then known as the Sales Lion. Today he is the author of a book that has a critical impact on content marketing, They ask, You answer. You can find more of his inbound marketing content at Impact.
  6. It was in those early days that I met Jacob Share from JobMob. He featured my blog articles in his Top Job Search Articles each year along with 40 or 50 other career professionals each year since 2010.
  7. I could easily fill up much more than one blog post with the many bloggers and content marketers I have come to know throughout the years. My seventh choice for this article is Susan Joyce, the founder of Job-Hunt.org who provided an amazing resource showcasing job search bloggers from around the world.

Tips for Bloggers and Content Marketers

If you determine that blogging and content marketing is for you, do your homework. It was easier to stand out back in 2010 to 2012 than it is today. Social media was just taking off and though there were a growing number of bloggers, writers, and content marketers, today it is more like an explosion.

Learn from the best. You have many to choose from but recognize that your content should have a purpose to develop an audience. You have to find people who care about your message and then you have to develop the ability to use the tools to reach them.

However, I firmly believe that content marketing and some form of blogging are here to stay.

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7 Resources for Bloggers

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4 Comments

  1. Bridget (Weide) Brooks on June 25, 2010 at 11:21 am

    Nice post!

    Your comment on the need to *promote* what you write reminds me of a slogan I read on the back of a Kraft sugar packet many years ago:

    He who whispers down a well About the goods he has to sell Will never reap the golden dollars Like the man who stands and hollers!

    – Bridget



    • Julie Walraven on June 25, 2010 at 11:27 am

      Thanks for the visit, Bridget! I just see such good stuff out there and it is work to share it and I stumble on it rather than being led to it. There is obviously too much for anyone to read and enjoy out there anyway but some people have the talent and should be read.

      How’s Nebraska? Wet out there? I heard there was flooding.



  2. Barb Poole on June 25, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    Timely and appreciated counsel, Julie! Perceptive. It’s a sincere dance with community, isn’t it? I am devouring this content.
    Grasshopper
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    • Julie Walraven on June 25, 2010 at 4:44 pm

      It is always about community and tricky to build it sometimes even when you do everything right but even harder if you try to do it all yourself without the right tools… sounds like what we teach job seekers, huh?