The Top 10 Blogs for Writers

Michael Stelzner of Writing White Papers recently opened up nominations for the best blogs for writers. I watched to see if anyone would nominate me, and at first wasn’t sure it was going to happen. I (for once) exercised some self-promotional restraint and DID NOT nominate myself. :)

So, I was a little shocked when the results were announced this morning:

  1. Brian Clark’s CopyBlogger: This blog is the leader because it does an amazing job of helping writers improve their writing.
  2. Deborah Ng’s Freelance Writing Jobs: For freelance writers seeking new work, this site is your sole destination.
  3. Tom Chandler’s Copywriter Underground: This site provides regular doses of inspiration and writing tips.
  4. Liz Strauss’s Successful-Blog: This blog has some amazing insights into the craft of writing.
  5. Angela Booth’s Writing Blog: All writers will find something useful at this site.
  6. Kristen King’s InkThinker: This blog is focused on improving the written word.
  7. Anne Wayman’s The Golden Pencil: Wayman provides gold nuggets of information to freelance writers.
  8. Carson Brackney’s Content Done Better: Follow one man’s journey to write better copy and make a living along the way.
  9. Dianna Huff’s B2B Marcom Writer Blog: This is your destination to learn about marketing communications copywriting.
  10. Allison Winn Scotch’s Ask Allison: For writers looking to break into the publishing world, be sure to check this one out.

I’m in some great company on this list, so make sure and check out any of these other great blogs that you’re not already reading.

Thanks very much to Michael for the honor. Now I need to go write something worthy of it! :)

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  1. I wasn’t surprised at all to find you at the top of the list. You’re more than deserving.

  2. Ha – I looked at the title and then the list quickly (before reading the whole post) and thought you had put yourself at #1 (which would have been deservedly so) 😉


  3. Deborah, thank you.

    >>and thought you had put yourself at #1…

    Chris, that would have been bold, even for me. :)

  4. Brian – Keep up the good work.

    You earned your position.

    All my best!

    – Mike

  5. Congrats Brian! Great content and a well-deserved placing.

  6. Brian,

    Congratulations. I love visiting your site. I find all sorts of useful stuff here that helps me on my blog, and in my real estate business. Keep up the good work!

  7. Congrats Brian

  8. Congratulations! It’s a well-deserved honor, and I’m glad to see you at the top of the list–right where you belong. Keep up the great work.


  9. Well done.

    The fact that you’ve listed and linked the other 9 shows a little of why you’re number one. You seem more interested in giving other people the tools they need than trying to keep readers all to yourself.

    • I’ve been searching for interesting blog sites to read; Then when I search; I sometimes wind up with people trying to ell me things; Mainly porn; I am pleased to see the bloggers selected as teachers and guides; Now could we have list now and then of, “The Good Reads?” Some of us are looking for Soul Food, writers from the heart, and I welcome suggestion; No porn, please; I am 61; “My Heart; My Heart;” needs interesting, not creepy. Barb Heintz, Pinkhoneysuckle Blogger!

  10. Way to go! Definitely well-deserved.

  11. Congratulations Brian! As the blogger above said, “Well deserved!” The shocking thing would’ve been if you hadn’t appeared there.

  12. Whoop, whoop, whoop!! Congratulations Brian!

  13. Congrats! You have my vote. :)

    In fact, I just did a post on my blog about how your blog helped me with my college application essay.

    I’m sure I’m speaking for all of your readers when I say this: thanks, Brian!

  14. Writing is Word-Oragami.

    You possess great skill Clark San!


  15. I have enjoyed reading your blog, Brian.

    Congrats on the honour!

  16. Congrats Brian. Not surprised at all to see you at the top. I’ve followed your blog for a while to improve marketing copy on my websites. I’m now using it as I jump into the blogosphere.

  17. You are number 1 on my list, Brian, and thanks for the list, I’ll check the others out and give my readers a heads up too. I know a couple of these, but not all; I’ve been searching for other blogs on writing and didn’t come up with these… Thanks, and congrats!

  18. Congrats on a well desrved honor.

    Hard work, gone about in a smart, methodical manner makes luck obsolete.

    Having me as a reader doesn’t hurt !

  19. Congrats Brian!
    You deserve it. I am grateful for the advice you provide. I hope you never stop.


  20. Right on. Right on.

  21. Congrats and thanks for all the advice/inspiration.

  22. Brian, Congratulations!!!

    You deserve the First place in the list!

  23. Hearty congratulations!! It’s been an honour to know you, sir!

    (takes pen out of pocket, puts it on Brian’s table)

    And as for writing something, well, you needn’t worry about it. You know the spot man, just hit it!

    Shrikant Joshi

  24. You all are too kind.

    The checks are in the mail. :)

  25. Congratulations. Keep up inspiring bloggers to write a better blog.

  26. No surprise to me either Bryan. Your blog is terrific.

  27. What a perfect list! Thanks so much for this great blog and for this contest. I feel like I’ve stumbled upon a goldmine for freelance writers.

  28. Good stuff! I regularly visit three of the blogs mentioned and can tell you that they each deserve Top Ten status. Two you have listed are new to me, so I’ll bookmark them and check them out later.

  29. I would suggest as a good resource for professionals who are looking to go freelance. I found the section on setting fees very helpful.

  30. Congratulations Brian. Well deserved.

  31. Brian;

    I think your readers might also be interested in the “Top 10″ blog posts on writing from these folks.

    Here is the URL:

    I should have posted this earlier.


  32. Interesting list. I’ve got some serious learning to do. Nonetheless, I am delighted at the traffic I get on my blog (stimulated largely through a daily newspaper column).

    Thanks for the guidance gained through reading your excellent work.

    Rod Smith

  33. Pretty nice site, wants to see much more on it! :)t

  34. Excellent site, added to favorites!!

  35. This website is very nice and colorful too. Its nice to have something to show others where you attend church and to show all the smiling people filled of the goodness of the Lord. You have a wonderful website here. May God rich bless you always..

  36. Great list and congratulations on making #1.

  37. Congrats Brian. You deserve to be on the top. I have been a regular reader of your blog for sometime and its awsome. I wish you all the best and let many more laurels come your way.

  38. Brian, a hearty congratulations. Hear me clapping?
    I only recently discovered your blog, so it’s like a kid peeling frosting off the cake to eat later.

    Gonna visit it a little at a time. Good stuff.

  39. Congratulations on a much-deserved placing! Well done.

  40. I write about writing too!

    Why am I not on that list?
    Because nobody ever visits my site!

    If you want to really make me happy, and you are bored, drop in on my site. It’s new, but I think it has really useful content…

  41. Brian, this is an excellent website. Very useful for aspiring writers and professionals alike. Congratulations on being #1.

  42. Congrats. Couldn’t happen to a more deserving individual. The hard work does pay off if you stick with it, and you have. :)

  43. I just wanted to submit this writer’s blog. They do a really good job. It is not my website. Thank you.

  44. This is an amazing site. I have been writing all my life but I am rather new to blogging and am learning quite a bit from your site. Thanks Brian.

  45. Come laugh with me!

  46. Those blogs are all great. Here’s a funny one worth checking out:

    Not useful per se, but something every writer can relate to!

  47. Excellent list. Can’t wait to check out each one of them. :)


  48. Very well done, as a newbie to blogging this is fab. Maybe one day this will be me!!


  49. Great post. I wonder if some of these bloggers/writers would do guest posts for us!

  50. Congratulations Blogger Greats; I am proud of you. Should we be placed in age categories for more readership? The Pinkhoneysuckle, Over 60 blogger. Thank you again.

  51. I searched for the best writers’ blog, and found this wonderful list. Then I looked at the date, oh my God, it dates back to 2006, but still looks great! Writers leave a deep imprint on time. Check out my blog at ; a drop in the ocean for all the blog thirsty readers :) . Thanks Brian.

  52. On Googling “The best blogs for writers” I came across this post. Thank you so much for this. Time for me to follow some new blogs! Thanks again!

  53. AHhahaha I went to go find this Copyblogger blog and see what all the buzz was about and realized I was already there. Story of my LIFE. No, really.

  54. Congrats brian, love reading your blog.

  55. I agree with you on this list though there are a few other very good blogs i have read including Procrastinating Writers Blog, Dana Prince’s Blog, The Writer Blog by The NextGen Writer… but obviously you cannot include all of them as there are countless blogs
    Thanks & Regards,
    The writer.

  56. Well, IF you are planning to Browse these top ten blogs, beware:
    I just browsed all of the ten blogs but there are a couple of broken links like you will get a “page not found” error on Debora’s Ng’s Blog as well as Inkthikner (but you will be redirected to the blog as it has been moved).

  57. I am a newbie blogger and as I was searching for best blog sites on net ..I spotted this site.. and started to read informative and full of enriching ideas and tips that will greatly help my writing endeavor to be at next level…thanks for making this site, keep it up men :)

  58. Congratulations, that’s great to hear! I just discovered your blog, but am excited to put some of your articles to use to help my site and blog, which can seem like little ghost towns in cyberspace! 😉