Write Better Blog PostsHere, a guest post from Steve Aedy, freelance writer and blogger for Fresh Essays. Steve is passionate about literature, writing on the web and educational topics. Reach him on Google+.

Is your mailbox cluttered with newsletters from all the “successful” writers you follow? But are you still getting value from them? Or do most of them sit unopened, victims of your brain’s filtering systems?

When we become too familiar with material, it’s easy to glide over the daily offerings that come our way. The little voice in our head tells us we already know what’s going to be said, so move on to something more interesting.

If this sounds familiar, maybe it’s time to shake your attention out of its habitual reading routines and find some fresh insights and resources. Here are 10 blogs that maybe don’t get all the publicity of the biggie sites, but offer outstanding value for writers.

  1. #GetGutsy, Jessica Lawlor

Living by the motto “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone” Jessica Lawlor’s Get Gutsy site helps writers and entrepreneurs take the necessary risks for pursuing goals. Get inspiration, motivation and practical action plans to step out your comfort zone and fully explore your potential.

Sample: Embracing Uncertainty: Why “I’m Not Sure” Is A Perfectly Acceptable Answer To Life’s Big Questions

  1. Thecopybot.com, Demian Farnworth

Chief copywriter for Copyblogger, Demian Farnworth’s mission is to create “clear, concise and compelling web content.” In order to rise above the noise from the sheer volume of web sites online, we must write content that search engines and people love. Mr. Farnworth dishes essential web writing advice on how to get the best possible return of investment by creating influential copy.

Sample: 12 Literary Devices To Give Your Web Writing Irresistible Style

  1. Thewritingwhisperer.com, M. Shannon Hernandez

Content strategist, copywriter and coach, Ms. Hernandez instructs on how to find your voice. Through knowing how and what type of content to create, crafting powerful copy and branding with words our personal writing style emerges and evolves into our voice.

Sample: Have You Found Your Brand Voice?

  1. Itstartswith.com, Sarah Peck

A content strategist and communication specialist with a twist of psychology, Sarah Peck delivers a vast array of essays and resources. From a free 8-week writing course to yoga for beginners’ right through to developing grace and gratitude, this site is a must for any writer looking to develop and deepen their communication skills.

Sample: Building A Space And Voice On The Internet: Is It Time For You To Join In?

  1. Erikanapoletano.com, Erika Napoletano

Bust writers block and get unstuck with Erika Napoletano’s brazen insights. An award winning author, Ms. Napoletano taps “the power of unpopularity” to help others get on with the business of being awesome.

Sample: When The Tears Fall Harder And Faster Than Late Summer Rain

  1. Internationalfreelancersacademy.com, Ed Gandia and Pete Savage

With a straightforward goal of helping others to boost their freelance income for greater professional and personal freedom, Messrs. Gandia and Savage provide online “actionable training.” Develop your business connections with their instruction and resources with strategies you can implement right away.

Sample: The Five C’s Method For Selecting A Winning Headline

  1. Littlezotz.com, Lauren Tharp

Helping writers transition into the lifestyle of a freelancer, Lauren Tharp provides resources and information via weekly blog posts, video answers, and a couple of good ebooks for signing up to her newsletter. Straight up advice from someone living the life.

Sample: How NOT To Get Your Guest Post Published

  1. Guide To Literary Agents – writersdigest.com, Chuck Sambuchino

Information and instruction on how to find literary agents and agencies, submissions, query letters and publication. Mr. Sambuchino’s blog also provides valuable information on writing advice and the writer’s journey.

Sample: How I Got My Literary Agent

  1. Writehacked.com, Nick Thacker

Nick Thacker’s blog gives us what we need to know about becoming a successful writer, building a platform, self-publishing and selling your book.

Sample: 42 Awesome Writing Resources You Need To Know About

  1. Writers-network.com

A free creative writing community, writers-network is “a place for writers and poets to share their writing, get constructive feedback and interact with other writers.”

Sample: check out their writer’s forum for peer reviews and critiques.

These 10 blogs are full of valuable content and unique ideas. Check them out and see if they can add a fresh perspective to your writing routines. Have a suggestion to add to the list? Feel free to share it with you comment below!

 

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5 thoughts on “10 Underestimated Blogs Worth a Writer’s Attention

  • December 3, 2014 at 9:03 pm
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    Thank you! That was too kind of you to share The Copybot!

    • December 4, 2014 at 9:05 am
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      My pleasure! The Copybot is just great.

  • December 3, 2014 at 2:54 pm
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    These are wonderful resources. One more your readers might enjoy and you might like to write about is Writer Advice, http://www.writeradvice.com. I’d be happy to do an interview about the e-zine if you’re interested. Take a look and if you have questions or want to know more, please write to me, okay?

    Thanks,
    B. Lynn Goodwin
    http://www.writeradvice.com

  • December 1, 2014 at 9:27 pm
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    Wow! Thanks so much for including the Get Gutsy blog on this awesome list- I see a lot of my favorite writers listed here too, along with a few new ones I can’t wait to check out.

    • December 2, 2014 at 9:51 am
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      Great, Jessica — Enjoy and keep inspiring the writer tribe — we all appreciate it! 🙂

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