10 HIGHLY Entertaining and Successful Blogs to Improve Your OWN Site!

by | Last Updated on July 23rd, 2021

Successful Blogs

Have you ever thought about how other blogs bring in so much traffic and followers? With today’s competition in the business world your online presence is more important than ever before. Here are 10 successful blogs to help you brainstorm for ideas to improve on your own Internet-based business.

10 Successful Blogs to Brainstorm for NEW Ideas (Maybe Even Increase Your Traffic)!

3 of these blogs are filled with practical advice and explanations about technology and blogging, while 2 others are focused on marketing and small business. The other 5 blogs will set good examples about how blogging is done right, plus if you look carefully, these sites will illustrate some good points that you can take home with you when it comes time to write for your website.

For those of you that are familiar with PageRank, I have put the PR next to the website address to give you authority rating given by Google.

We’ll start with ProBlogger (PR-6) – This blog is a site about how to make money as a blogger. This blog has grown an incredible following and is now one of the most well known blogging sites on the planet.


Common Craft (PR-6) – Although the Common Craft blog provides good tips for people who want to incorporate video into their blogging, the main reason for its popularity is the Common Craft video series, In Plain English, which explains complex subjects in simple terms.


Want Not (PR-4) – This is a shopping blog that is all about finding sales and the deals. If you are planning a shopping or e-commerce blog, remember these lessons from this blog.

  • You need to post regularly to get people in the habit of checking your blog for deals so that they’ll use your affiliate links to purchase.
  • Don’t lose sight of your voice; without personality, a shopping blog is a directory… take a look at the disclosure policy and how she identifies affiliate links.


Copyblogger (PR-7) – Copyblogger is about using content marketing strategies to improve your site’s traffic.


Almost Fearless (PR-4) – Christine Gilbert’s top-ranked travel blog AlmostFearless.com recounts her adventures about leaving the corporate world to become a full-time traveler and freelance writer.

Almost Fearless

Duct Tape Marketing (PR-5) – John Jantsch is the creator of the Duct Tape Marketing System and Duct Tape Marketing Coach Network that trains and licenses small business marketing coaches around the world. His blog was chosen as a Forbes favorite for marketing and small business. John’s small business marketing site covers all the bases in helping small businesses with their marketing strategies.

Make the effort here, this blog has plenty of good advice about marketing and small business.

Duct Tape Marketing

Cake Wrecks (PR-5) – The tagline for Jen Yates’s blog Cake Wrecks says it all: When Professional Cakes Go Horribly, Hilariously Wrong. Read the blog for a laugh, enjoy the jokes, and then take a minute to think about why this blog became so successful.


LipSticking (PR-4) – This blog started by author and entrepreneur Yvonne DiVita, focuses on marketing to women online. Yvonne started her first blog, Lip-sticking, back in March of 2004 shortly after publishing her first book, which supported her work on understanding the women’s market online.


Mom-101 (PR-6) – Liz Gumbinner’s personal blog Mom-101 is full on funny stories about her life, family, and career. An advertising copywriter by profession, She can make you laugh and cry, and she’s not afraid to take a stand on issues like, high fructose corn syrup, handmade toys, and integrity in blogging. If you’re writing a personal blog, pay attention to how she keeps her voice consistent across a number of very diverse topics.

Mom 101

Global Voices (PR-7) – Global Voices is a citizen journalism site that has more than 200 Global Voices. These bloggers are both reporters and participants in their stories, offering a fresh alternative to the detachment of mainstream media and giving voice to many otherwise silent stories. This site can be overwhelming, so I suggest picking an issue or region of the world, and then following it rather than trying to read everything.


Closing Comments about These Highly Successful Blogs!

Have passion in everything you write about! When you search out other blogs for ideas, don’t limit your reading to just your chosen expertise… broaden your horizon, and cast a wider net.

I’D LOVE TO HEAR YOUR OPINION… the Web is full of Successful Blogs, and I’m Sure There are Many that Should Be on This List That Deliver Some Awesome Content. Help Me Out Here by Adding Your Favorite Weblogs and Participate in the Discussion by Adding Your Comments!


About the Author -

Blogging since 2010, John has found his true calling at JohnEEngle.com. He's a serial entrepreneur and business owner, who helps ambitious individuals find freedom through blogging - to start, grow & build a sustainable, money-making blogging business!

Comments (15)

  1. Lee Wise says:

    Simply put: Neat! Thanks for sharing, John.

    Nice array of different blogs.


    • John Engle says:

      Hi Lee,

      Thank you for your compliment! These blogs are an inspiration to what we can look forward to with some hard work and unfortunately a large amount of time being in the search engines crawlers sights.

      Thanks for commenting!

      John Engle

      • Lee Wise says:

        You are welcome, of course. Just sent out an RT and posted on FB.

        Enjoy your evening, John.


  2. Hi John!

    I am so impressed by all the amazing content on your site. What a great list of blog sites and how to use them to brainstorm blog topics of your own. Keep up they great content!

    Joanie Dhillon

    • John Engle says:

      Hi Joanie,

      Thank you for the nice words… I will continue to do my best with bringing content that visitors like to see!

      Thanks for commenting… Stop by anytime!

      John Engle

  3. Mom101 says:

    How nice of you to include me here John, thank you! And in such great company too. (Cake Wrecks? Be still my heart…)

    • John Engle says:

      Hi Liz,

      Thank you for commenting… it’s always nice to hear from an internet celebrity!

      Please stop by anytime!

      John Engle

  4. Joe Young says:

    what an intriguing post. Just visited copybloggers. WOW! I don’t think i have ever seen posts with that many responses, tweets, etc….unless it was Digg, and even then…..

    think i will be fishing around these sites a little, never know what gem you will find!


    • John Engle says:

      Hi Joe,

      Thank you for the nice words…

      It is amazing looking at some of the responses from these listed blogs. If you are amazed at seeing that quantity of responses from that site, I have another one for you… it’s SocialMediaExaminer… this site has re-tweets in the 1000’s… I have seen them have over 500 re-tweets in an article that was posted the same day. This site is amazing, with quite a following… I should have included it!

      Thank you for taking the time to comment, and please stop by anytime!

      John Engle

  5. Justine Simard says:

    Hi John,

    Thanks for sharing this great list! Many of us network marketers or online business owners tend to focus on blogs in our own industry or niche markets. It is indeed a great idea to widen our sources of inspiration and explore other quality blogs in different fields.

    Thanks again!

    • John Engle says:

      Hi Justine,

      Thank you for your kind words. It is most definitely a smart move to learn from all the people that you can… keeping your mind open to different and new ideas is a plus for being successful.

      Please stop by anytime!

      John Engle

  6. Aaron Torng says:


    Thanks for the share! Do you know any blogs that are good for people starting their own sites? A lot of these are good but I’m looking for something very beginner.


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  8. Prasanna says:

    Amazing roud-up john. Definitely a lot to learn form all these people.

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