Popular blogs inspire us to extract the maximum out of our blogging efforts. That’s why you should check out these 50 most popular blogs in 2021 across 10 categories.
I have covered the following 10 categories of blogs in this list: SEO, Blogging, WordPress, Marketing, Technology, Social Media, Writing, Health and Fitness, Personal Finance, and Lifestyle.
While some of these blogs have been around for many years, others have gained prominence quite recently and have built up a large following in this short period.
The bloggers running these blogs are some of the best in the blogging business and you can learn a lot about blogging by observing their blogs minutely.
For the sake of continuity, I have numbered the blogs from 1 to 50 even though they fall under different categories.
So, without further delay, let’s check out the…
Most Popular Blogs of 2021
Popular Blogging Blogs
Every blogger needs advice on blogging, whether she is just starting or has been blogging for many years. These well-known blogging blogs offer actionable tips on all aspects of blogging.
Darren Rowse aka ProBlogger has been an inspiration to thousands of bloggers since 2004 when he launched ProBlogger. His blogging advice is very practical and always full of real-life experiences. Also, you will not find him boasting of how much he made in a month or year, even though we all know that he makes a lot from his blogs.
Even though many bloggers have gained prominence nowadays, I still consider Darren Rowse one of the best bloggers in 2021 from whom you can learn the art of blogging.
Check out ProBlogger.com
2. Smart Passive Income
Pat Flynn’s story of how he got chucked out of his job following the 2008 economic depression and went on to become one of the most well-known bloggers is what dreams are made of. Today, Smart Passive Income provides not just blogging advice but also several books, courses, and an inspiring podcast that every blogger should tune into.
Check out SmartPassiveIncome.com
3. Ryan Robinson
Ryan Robinson claims to provide no BS advice on blogging, and I couldn’t agree more. Although I have discovered his blog recently, I am mighty impressed by the detailed blogging advice that Ryan regularly publishes on his blog. He is also a highly sought after marketing consultant who has worked with some big brands like LinkedIn, Google, Adobe, etc.
Check out ryrob.com
If you would like to learn how to grow your blog while publishing less, you should check out Jessica Knap’s blog. She started BB101.com in 2006, and today it attracts thousands of readers from search engines and other mediums. Jessica does not publish new posts frequently rather she updates her older posts with new content regularly.
Check out BloggingBasics101.com
5. Blogging Wizard
Adam Connell has a simple objective with his blog, and that is to turn his readers into wizards of blogging. And that’s not a brag. If you follow the advice on Blogging Wizard regularly, not only will you improve your blogging skills, but you will also learn how to monetize and earn a steady income from your blog. No wonder Adam’s blog attracts millions of readers every year.
Check out BloggingWizard.com
Popular SEO Blogs
Brian Dean of Backlinko is widely considered to be the top SEO expert presently. His SEO guides are highly detailed and full of original case studies and facts. Brian shares some of the best SEO strategies that help you to rank high and attract traffic to your blog. His popularity can be gauged from the fact that every post that Brian publishes on Backlinko gets hundreds of comments and shares within just a few hours of publishing.
Check out Backlinko.com
7. Ahrefs Blog
Ahrefs is one of the best SEO tools available right now. Apart from this, it also publishes outstanding tips and case studies on its SEO blog that should not be missed if you wish to enhance your SEO knowledge. I will also advise you to check out their YouTube channel and free SEO courses that provide a wealth of information on all aspects of SEO for free.
Check out Ahrefs.com/blog
8. Matthew Woodward
If you want SEO tips that work without a lot of theory thrown around, then you should check out Matthew Woodward’s SEO blog. Matthew does not take an aerial view of SEO, unlike many other experts. Instead, he shares practical tips that are working right now and which can be implemented by anyone regardless of their SEO knowledge and expertise.
Check out MatthewWoodward.co.uk
9. Search Engine Journal
Search Engine Journal (SEJ) is a popular blog devoted to SEO and marketing. Founded in 2003, SEJ receives more than 2 million visits every month that speaks volumes about its popularity. You can find up to date information about every aspect of SEO here, and it is the go-to blog on the news about Google’s latest algorithm updates.
Check out SearchEngineJournal.com
10. SEO Power Suite Blog
The SEO Power Suite (an SEO tool) blog may not be as well-known as the 4 blogs listed above, but it surely is quite popular among its users. And this is for a good reason. You will find useful advice on unique aspects of SEO like Google search patents, core web vitals, etc. that should not be missed if you want to explore SEO in-depth.
Check out link-assistant.com/news
Popular WordPress Blogs
WordPress powers more than 37 percent of the internet, and there are millions of WordPress blogs on the web. So, it makes sense to include the most popular blogs about WordPress. Every blog in this list includes a detailed guide on getting started with WordPress.
No discussion on WordPress can start without first mentioning Syed Balkhi’s blog. WPBeginner is hands down the most popular blog on learning WordPress. If you search for any WordPress-related query, chances are you will invariably spot a WPBeginner page in the top-5 results. WPBeginner features easy-to-follow tutorials on practically every aspect of WordPress crafted by a dedicated team of WordPress enthusiasts.
Check out WPBeginner.com
CodeinWP is the content marketing channel of Theme Isle, a reputed WordPress developer. But it is not just limited to promoting the parent company’s themes and plugins. Rather, it publishes useful content about WordPress for coders and non-coders alike. You can also check out their posts on blogging tips for some inspiration.
Check out CodeinWP.com
WinningWP was launched in 2013 by Brin Wilson, a WordPress enthusiast, and developer. Over the years, its popularity has soared among WordPress bloggers. The hallmark of WinningWP is its comprehensive posts on WordPress plugins and themes apart from its cool retro look.
Check out WinningWP.com
WPKube is a popular WordPress blog that provides, you guessed it, helpful tutorials on all aspects of WordPress. It was founded by Devesh Sharma, a 20-something blogger in 2013, and has steadily gained trust and popularity among WordPress lovers. Don’t miss WPKube if you use WordPress for blogging.
Check out WPKube.com
15. WP Tavern
WP Tavern is the number one source for reliable WordPress news and updates. It is owned by Matt Mullenweg, the founder of WordPress, who acquired WP Tavern from its original owner. If you need the latest news and updates about WordPress, this is the blog that you should be hanging out on.
Check out WPTavern.com
Popular Marketing Blogs
Whether you’re running an online business, a blog, or you just need to get your name out there; you need effective marketing to back up your efforts. The following blogs cover every aspect of digital marketing and are quite popular in 2020.
16. Unbounce blog
If you want to learn how to build landing pages and sales pages that convert, you should check out the Unbounce blog. It also offers useful advice on increasing the conversion rate optimization (CRO) for your lead magnets to attract more subscribers and customers.
Check out Unbounce.com/blog
17. Content Marketing Institute
Joe Pulizzi founded content Marketing Institute (CMI) in the mid-2000s, and as its name suggests, CMI specializes in training marketing professionals in gaining an edge in their marketing efforts. It covers the A to Z of content marketing. Whether you need to know the basics of content marketing or develop an effective marketing strategy for your brand in 2020, you should visit CMI.
Check out ContentMarketingInstitute.com
HubSpot is a significant Customer Relationship Management (CRM) provider with more than 76,000 customers. Its blog covers a wide array of topics like customer retention, email marketing, social media marketing, search engine marketing, sales prospecting, etc. If you search for any marketing related term, you will invariably find a Hubspot page in the top 10 results. No wonder, the HubSpot blog attracts more than 7 million readers each month!
Check out blog.HubSpot.com
19. Neil Patel
Neil Patel is a serial entrepreneur and marketer who provides effective marketing and SEO tips on his blog. His SEO tool Ubersuggest is also a big hit with budget-conscious bloggers. Neil Patel also runs a popular podcast called Marketing School along with fellow marketer Eric Siu. Whether you have recently started blogging or a pro, you will gain fresh insights on marketing and SEO from Neil Patel’s blog.
Check out NeilPatel.com/blog
20. CoSchedule blog
The CoSchedule blog is an absolute gem for learning marketing tips and strategies. Whether you want to create a marketing calendar, learn about marketing management, or craft an effective email marketing strategy, you will find the right advice on their blog.
Check out CoSchedule.com/blog
Popular Technology Blogs
Now let us explore some of the most popular technology blogs because everyone loves tech.
Labnol, aka Digital Inspiration, is a well-known tech blog run by Amit Agarwal. His tech guides are mind-blowing for their ease of use and utility. Amit uses his technical know-how to craft amazing Google scripts that let you achieve almost anything using different Google services. Don’t miss his blog for the World.
Check out Labnol.org
22. Hacker Noon
Hacker Noon is a popular publishing platform for tech bloggers who wish to publish anything tech-related. It boasts of a monthly readership of 4 million, which is quite substantial. It features a unique design styled along the lines of Minecraft. If tech is your thing, then you should consider spending your afternoons hacking on this blog.
Check out HackerNoon.com
23. How-To Geek
How-To Geek is a veteran tech blog founded by Lowell Heddings back in 2006. Its How-to tech guides have been read over a billion times, and it attracts more than 15 million readers every month. You will well-crafted articles on different aspects of technology like mobiles, internet, hardware, etc.
Check out HowtoGeek.com
TechCrunch is a hugely popular tech website focussing on startup and tech stories. It was founded in 2005 by Michael Arrington and is presently owned by Verizon media. It also hosts the popular annual online programming fest Disrupt, where tech companies converge to share insights and expertise with entrepreneurs.
Check out TechCrunch.com
Gizmodo is a versatile tech blog that covers not just hardcore tech stories but also games, gadgets, and technology used in our daily lives. It also includes space tech and the occasional stories on zombies. If you love to be entertained with technology updates, you should head straight to the Gizmodo blog.
Check out Gizmodo.com
Popular Writing Blogs
As a blogger, you need to find ways to keep your audience engaged and encourage them to take action based on your content. In short, you need to evolve as a writer constantly. The following popular blogs provide actionable advice on improving your writing skills as a blogger.
26. Enchanting Marketing
If there is one blog, which I would recommend for leveling up your blog writing skills, it has to be Henneke Duistermaat’s Enchanting Marketing. Henneke shares infectious advice on marketing your content better to an engaged audience with her practical tips. And do not miss the affable Henrietta character that adds a personal touch to her blog posts.
Check out EnchantingMarketing.com
Copybloggers needs little introduction. It is a hugely popular blog on copywriting and marketing started by Brian Clark. It offers unmissable advice on how to leverage the power of copywriting to get more buyers and increase your sales.
Check out Copyblogger.com
Jon Morrow is an inspiration for thousands of followers, not just because of his excellent writing tips but also because he did not let enormous personal adversity subdue his desire to become a successful blogger. His blog SmartBlogger teaches you how to turn your passion for writing into a high paying full-time profession.
Check out SmartBlogger.com
29. Goins Writer
Jeff Goins is the best-selling author of 5 books, including The Art of Work and Real Artists Don’t Starve. He shares his best writing tips on his blog Goins Writer is quite well-known among authors and writers.
Check out GoinsWriter.com
30. Men with Pens
Men with Pens is an all-round resource for tips and services on business writing and copywriting, in general, started by James Chartrand. Now here’s the fun fact: Men with Pens is not confined to just male writers, and James is actually a woman. Go figure out on her blog.
Check out MenwithPens.ca/blog
Popular Social Media Blogs
Having a sound social media presence is necessary if you wish to gain recognition as a blogger. The following blogs provide the most up-to-date advice on social media marketing (SMM) and how to attract traffic from social media platforms to your blog.
31. Social Media Examiner
Social Media Examiner was founded in 2009 by Michael Stelzner as a one-stop resource for social media growth strategies. You will find interesting and actionable tips on social media marketing for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
Check out SocialMediaExaminer.com
32. Sprout Social
Sprout Social is a social media management tool for managing all your social profiles from a central dashboard. It also runs a popular social media blog that provides unique social media tips, tricks, and strategies.
Check out SproutSocial.com
33. The Social Media Hat
If you need a different take on social media marketing and how to build your brand on social media, then you should check out Mike Allton’s blog, which is still going strong in 2020. Apart from social media advice, Mike also reviews and lists of the best social media tools available right now.
Check out TheSocialMediaHat.com
34. Social Media Explorer
Social Media Explorer goes beyond the usual social media channels like Facebook and Twitter and offers tips for building an online brand on newer platforms like Tik Tok as well. It also delves into SEO strategies for social media brand presence.
Check out SocialMediaExplorer.com
Buffer, a social media management tool, runs one of the most popular blogs on social media marketing. It provides insights and advice to bloggers and businesses to grow online visibility of their brand using effective social media marketing.
Check out Buffer.com/resources
Popular Fitness Blogs
Staying fit and healthy is every persons’ wish, and the following health and fitness blogs dispense popular advice on healthy living. So, dive right in.
36. Nerd Fitness
Nerd Fitness is a fitness and healthy living blog started in 2009 by Steve Kamb and is a huge hit among nerds looking to shelve the extra kilos off their bodies. It follows a fun way of inducing healthy living habits among its readers and paid members that number in the thousands. There is hardly any person, looking for fitness tips, who hasn’t come across this popular blog.
Check out NerdFitness.com
37. Run To The Finish
If you need the inspiration to start running for getting in shape, you should follow Amanda Brooks tips on her blog RunToTheFinish. Amanda is a certified personal trainer, running coach, and long-distance runner who shares her insights on her popular running blog. Her blog follows a fun and entertaining style for sharing running tips. You will not run for your life when you visit it.
Check out RunToTheFinish.com
38. Love Sweat Fitness
If you’re a woman who’s looking to lose weight and get into shape without visiting a gym, then you should visit the Love Sweat Fitness blog started by Katie Dunlop. LSF follows a different approach than other health and fitness blogs as it offers not just fitness advice but also combines it with nutrition and lifestyle tips for wholesome life.
Check out LoveSweatFitness.com
39. Live Strong
Live Strong is a healthy living blog offering a range of tips on healthy living habits, Yoga, fitness tips, exercised mistakes to avoid, and much more. It also shares 20-minute workout tips for men and women to help them get in shape and live a healthy life.
Check out LiveStrong.com
40. Yoga Journal
If you dig Yoga as a way to achieve mind-body balance, then you should visit this popular Yoga blog that features thousands of articles on all aspects of Yoga. Whether you are just getting warmed up to Yoga or a hardcore practitioner looking for the next level asanas, Yoga Journal has it all.
Check out YogaJournal.com
Popular Personal Finance Blogs
Whether we earn millions or a few thousand, we all want to get a hang on our finances because, as the saying goes, “a penny saved is a penny earned.” The following blogs hand out some of the best personal finance tips that you should be acting on.
41. The Simple Dollar
Trent Hamm launched The Simple Dollar blog when faced with a financial crunch situation in 2006. Since then, he has been educating millions of users on the importance of healthy financial habits across different themes like investments, credit cards, loans, banking, and insurance. The Simple Dollar is also providing COVID-19 related financial advice.
Check out TheSimpleDollar.com
42. Jago Investor
Jago Investor is a personal finance blog that hands out excellent personal finance tips. It is run by two passionate bloggers Manish Chauhan and Nandish Desai. They also offer a DIY Financial Planning course that lets users plan their financial goals as per their current financial situation and future needs.
Check out JagoInvestor.com
43. Get Rich Slowly
Would you like to know how to get your financial house to earn money and spend it wisely while saving for a sound future? Then J.D. Roth is the man you should be seeking. Roth started Get Rich Slowly in 2006, who shares what works in the personal finance area with his followers.
Check out GetRichSlowly.org
44. Money Saving Mom
If you would like to learn how to pinch pennies to financial success, then you should head over straight to the Money Saving Mom blog run by Crystal Paine. Crystal hands out great tips and tricks on how to make the best of coupons and discounts to save the extra dollar, which you can, in turn, invest in financial instruments.
Check out MoneySavingMom.com
45. Financial Samurai
Sam Dogen started his popular blog, the Financial Samurai, in 2009, intending to slice through money’s mysteries. He offers helpful financial tips across a wide range of categories, including budgeting, career, and employment, credit score, education, debt, etc. If you wish to turn into a financial samurai, you know where to head next.
Check out FinancialSamurai.com
Popular Lifestyle Blogs
Everyone wishes a lifestyle complete with a dream home, good food, exotic vacations, and party dresses. The following blogs are the trendsetters when it comes to living with style.
46. Say Yes
Liz runs the popular lifestyle blog Say Yes, where she documents her travels, craft activities, style statement, and much more. She also has a great taste for food and publishes easy recipes for weekend meals on her blog.
Check out SayYes.com
47. Camille Styles
Do you enjoy reading articles that go beyond looking good? Then you should visit Camille Styles blog that goes by her name. The blog features informative articles on healthy living, eating, health, parenting, and the usual lifestyle stuff.
Check out CamilleStyles.com
48. Fit Men Cook
The Fit Men Cook blog is an inspiration to people who wish to eat good food while staying fit. On this blog, Kevin shares his journey of he went from being overweight to a macho cook with the right diet and gym sessions. Kevin regularly publishes easy to cook recipes of his favorite food on the blog along with YouTube videos that are a big hit with his fans.
Check out FitMenCook.com
49. Cup of Jo
A Cup of Jo is one of the most popular lifestyle blogs run by Joanna Goddard. Aided by her able team, she publishes interesting stuff related to lifestyle, fashion, parenting, motherhood, travel, relationships, and design. The popularity of her blog can be measured from the hundreds of comments that her every post attracts.
Check out CupofJo.com
50. Ape to Gentleman
Ape to Gentleman is men’s lifestyle with a funny name. It provides grooming tips to turn the ape in you into the perfect Gentleman. What and how to wear, hairstyling secrets, designer watches, shoes that get the looks. If these are of things that fascinate you, then don’t miss this lifestyle blog.
Check out ApetoGentleman.com
I hope you found this list of the most popular blogs in 2021 useful. If you appreciate my effort at putting together this lengthy list, do leave a comment below.
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