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Top 20 Blogs You Need to Succeed in 2012!

My List of the Top 20 Blogs for Bloggers has also been placed on a page on this site for your easy access to it in the future.  That way when you want to find this list you just click on the tab in my navigation bar entitled, “Top 20 Blogs” and you won’t have to search for this particular post, cause that’s really a pain in the neck!

You Busted Me!  Ok, there are not yet 20 Top Blogs listed but I’m always finding really cool blogs I want my readers to know about, so I left some space to add them to the list in the future without having to change the title and permalink to this blog post!

Why These Are the Best Blogs to Follow!

I love these blogs and I love these bloggers because they “keep it real”.  Ok?  No hype!  No fluff.  No fillers. No showing off.  Just real blog posts with useful, practical, invaluable information that can help your blog today!   Wanna know about the best plugins?  Wanna know about WordPress SEO? Wanna know about FREE ways to generate more legitimate traffic to your site?   Want more income from your blog?

Then Read These Sites Every Day!

I’ve been a CIW Certified Master Designer since 2003, but I didn’t start designing WordPress Blogs and Websites until January 2010.   In January of 2011, I started posting weekly on Jupiter Jim’s Marketing Team blog and decided to get serious about blogging.  WOW!  I learned real fast that there is a HUGE difference between creating a blog and creating a blog following.   Well, I think almost everything I’ve learned about blogging came from the sites listed below.   Some, I’ve followed for more than a year and they’ve never let me down.   They’ve been honest. They’ve been helpful. (So you can see my blog has only been “active”, with weekly posts,  for 15 months now.)

Save Thousands of Dollars, Now!

Please don’t waste your money on expensive training.   There is plenty of free information here to keep you busy, late into the night for months and years.  And you can always check out my Over 75 Free Video Tutorials on WordPress and the Thesis Theme here on this site or on my YouTube Channel.  All my videos are definitely on YouTube.  Don’t forget to use the Search Function once you get to my YouTube Channel to find what you are looking for, ok?   I hope this helps. Have a great Day!

 My Top 20 Blogs for Bloggers!

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  • I love the idea of a top 20 blog list. I follow most of the blogs you have on your list. I have learned a lot form bloggers and I really recommend having a list of blogs to visit every day to keep updated. I see a couple on your list I need to check out. Thanks.
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    • jupiterjim


      glad you like the list. I published this post then kept editing it. Before I was done editing it, I noticed that you had commented! Very cool.

      Thanks for dropping by and being the first one to comment on this post!

      ~ Jupiter Jim

  • Wonderful links shared Jim!

    I totally agree with your list of awesome blogs, most of which I visit regularly, though I do need to check out 2-3 of them as yet. They are sure a great resource of learning and to the point as well.

    Thanks for sharing :)
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  • Terrific list Jim! My personal favorites are Copyblogger, Problogger, Chris Garrett and Chris Brogan – but I also follow several of those you’ve listed. We’re so fortunate to have access to so many wonderful resources!
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  • Awesome resources, Jim! I particularly like problogger and basicblogtips!
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  • #21 soon would be mine :) LOL .. Good list Jim
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  • Hi Jim

    Thanks for the great list! I am tweeting out RSS feeds all the time with a service called Pluggio. I like it because I can pick and choose what posts I want to go out and when. I am always looking for cool new blogs to add relevant content. Thank you again!!!

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  • Hi Jim! I’m honored to see my blog listed here. I appreciate being among such great blogs. I read all of them and I think your blog is on the top of my list too :)
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  • Nice list of bloggers to follow. I hope to see my blog to be there too someday.
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  • Thanks Anthony for these valuable tips and the top bloggers’ list.
    I have taken notes, most of them I already know and I will plan to visit an dcomment on other blogs as you suggest. Thanks and take care!

  • Thanks for sharing these great list of blogs. With the exception of one, I know them all and particularly enjoy Ana’s, Ileane’s, Brankica’s Kim’s and Hesham’s blogs. Obviously that was not in any order of preference :)
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  • great idea of a top 20 blog list, i wish there were more blogs with only great content, as you said….keep it real”, No hype, No fluff. No fillers. Or showing off.

  • Awesome list! I read quite a few of these and agree with your selection. There’s only one I don’t know, so I’ll check that one out.
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  • Nice Post. Will surely have a check on all of these blogs on daily basis and will check yours as well. Keep it up :) Thanks
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  • Hi Jim,
    Thanks for this awesome list.
    My Fav is :
    1. BasicBlogTips
    2. ProBlogger
    3. Trafficgenerationcafe
    4. Thinktraffic
    BTW again thanks for the list.
    I am going to bookmark this page :)
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  • Jim,
    Nice catch as you updated your list. I remember you left Kim out before. This is the final list of your and well organized.

    They all deserve a great Well Done! Each on has been giving supportive and usable information for sometime now.

    I like them all based on how they write for all to understand such a difficult topic each week. They give it a style of their own. Yet, you can learn priceless ways of doing something with the same end result we are looking for.

    Jim, your a great coach and techie that I love to read all your information. You have a gift and I thank you for sharing other’s content as well.
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  • Nice list shard by you of 20 blog it will be really much helpful for me . !!

  • I’ve followed Denise Wakeman as she was the only one I didn’t know. Thanks for the list. :)
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  • Hi Jym,
    I often visited on these 20 blogs and I also participated in them. The think I most like about them is that they are active in blog postings and comment replying. Thanks for sharing the list!
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  • Thanks Jym for sharing best blogs list. I like blondish website the most because it is of my interest and the rest of the blogs are also good.
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  • Hi Jim,
    That’s a great list, I follow most of them but some are new to me, if I had to choose 3 of them, that would be Hesham’s famousbloggers.net, Ana’s Trafficgenerationcafe.com and Ileane’s Basicblogtips.com, I visit them on a daily basis and everyday I learn something new…
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  • Thank you for a great list. No problem not having 20 yet, Jim. Especially since you’ve already got some of my favorites on the list as it is. Blondish, Just Ask Kim and Problogger are three great blogs I have learned a lot from.

    They each have different strengths and areas of expertise and I know for a fact that my website writing skills have improved just be reading those three. I am anticipating that they will get even better if I add a few more from your list into my daily reading.
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  • Great to find blogs from many fellow bloggers getting listed here. All of them are full of informative contents. :)
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  • Hi Jim,

    Wow, thank you so much for including my blog on this list. I’m surprised, honored and very flattered. I know all of them as well so I will agree with you that they all provide such valuable information as far as blogging, growing your blog, getting traffic and building relationships.

    I love the blogging community and how willing they are to share information and help others move forward with their blog and business.

    Thank you again Jim for the mention and I’m truly honored to be included on this list.

    Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Easter!

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  • I am aware of problogger but the rest are new for me
    very good compilation

  • What a great idea, posting a list of really good blogs! I have to say that I’ve learned so much over the last year just from reading blogs. Some of your list I’ve been to, others I haven’t heard of. But now I have some others to check out. Thanks!
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  • I recently came across your blog and have been reading posts. I thought I would leave a comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often

  • Thanks for the list, Jim. I haven’t visit everyone on the list, but I intend to now.

    Thanks for helping with the easy access to them. I will bookmark this page.

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  • Born27

    Oh very useful post. Many people would benefit from this. There’s no doubt. The comments are the proofs. :)
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  • I am definitely honored to be leading such a great collection of blogs, Jim!
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  • Thanks for the websites list. I bookmarked this page. Will come back later and check them out. Traffic generation cafe sounds very interesting.
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  • Jim,

    Great list – I agree with a handful of them. I hear more and more about Adrienne Smith, and Traffic Generation Cafe.

    So, thank you for paving the path…

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  • Thank you for sharing your top blogs with us.I know for a fact that there are some brilliant blogs there that you have mentioned.
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  • Great post, I will be sure to go through the list of the top blogs, i enjoy reading new blogs. thank you for sharing this list with us, I am looking forward to going through the list.
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  • Hi Jim,
    Great list! I have been reading Social media examiner for a few years now and I have learned tons from their contributors. Mike is a great example of someone who created a Million Dollar business from blogging. There are a couple of blogs on your list that I don’t know so that will be fun to read them.

    I see you don’t have John Jantsch’s http://ducttapemarketing.com – you may consider adding this one. I have found it invaluable.


  • Nice list of top 20. that will give some idea to achieve good ranking
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  • I totally agree to have the best blogs in a list. Your blog has helped me determine and organize which ones are powerful for my business. Your list is awesome and I use most of them. I appreciate you are always willing to give great information to your audience, thanks so much.

  • Very useful piece. I have been trying to start up a simple movie blog, but I never knew how much SEO was required. Many thanks.
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    • jupiterjim

      So far I like your site and the films it lists! I love movies!!!!

  • I am already a big fan of the first four blogs and also Basic Blog Tips. I also like Adrienne’s blog a lot. I have checked many of the other blogs sometimes, but haven’t been a regular reader. Now that you’ve this top 20 list here, I think it’s the right time to start reading them once again!
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    • jupiterjim


      Yes, having all those great blogs in one place helps me as well! Glad you like!

    • jupiterjim


      Yes, I believe that having them all on one list in one place makes it easier to visit them daily or on a regular basis!

  • I like it because I can pick and choose what posts I want to go out and when. I am always looking for cool new blogs to add relevant content.

    • jupiterjim

      Glad you like my list!

  • Jym

    WoW! What an honor Jim! Thanks :)

    Hope I haven’t disappointed any of your readers with my 3 month sojourn offline… Back and in effect to live up to your recommendation!

    There’s a really healthy network of quality blogs around, and much to be learned by finding the ones that resonate for us personally and display the right mixture of humanity and expertise…
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    • OH – and a note I meant to add – I got around to changing my domain to bloggersalchemy.com, perhaps you could edit it on your list Jim?

      Thanks again mate ;)

  • These tips are very impotant for the blogster, well and for everyone to look at. They are really helpful.
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  • Great post, Jupiter Jim! I go to some of these blogs from time to time myself. I must admit that I am focused a lot more on writing than the visual aspects, but I have really learned a lot along the way.
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    • jupiterjim

      Glad you like, Steve!

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