11 Popular Personal Blogs That Became Famous Blogger Sites

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Ever since I started blogging, I have been fascinated by reading about personal bloggers who grew their blogs into huge media companies over time.

The art of self-publishing write-ups, photographs, and other media, has over time become the bane of internet surfing. Nowadays, many people blog as a hobby or as a full-time job.

Blogging is one of the best ways to make money online.

In no particular order, we’ve put together a list of some popular bloggers in the world and their blogs or websites.

1. Arianna Huffington: HuffPost

Arianna Huffington is a Greek American author who co-founded Huffington Post as a commentary blog in 2005. It began as an alternative news and commentary outlet. Rebranded as HuffPost, the media outlet is now owned by AOL and offers a wide variety of digital content across all topics.

2. Peter Rojas: Engadget

If you’re tech-savvy, you would have come across Peter Rojas’ Tech blog- Engadget. On Engadget you can find reviews on products, news on gaming, cartoons, recommended gadgets, innovative ideas from firms, current trends, and indeed almost anything tech-related.

3. Jonah Peretti: BuzzFeed

This blog changed the game with its popularized listicles on just about any topic. Originally centered around pop culture and online quizzes, it has evolved into a global media and technology company seen by over 1 million people?.

4. Rand Fishkin: Moz

This blog was originally called SEOmoz, and like its name, it was based on helping upcoming bloggers with search engine optimization. This boosted its popularity as it became a sort of home ground for many bloggers.

5. Pete Cashmore: Mashable

This is one blog that has made it to the top 25 blogs in Time Magazine. Starting solely by Cashmore in Scotland, its popularity has grown across different continents and is translated in several languages.

6. Perez Hilton: PerezHilton

Mario Lavandeira, popularly known as Perez Hilton, is a blogger who made his fame in the gossip sector of blogging. Focusing on celebrity news and Hollywood stars, his blog quickly became famous, garnering views from people across all social ranks.

7. Brian Clark: CopyBlogger

Launched in 2006, this blog is described as one of the pride of content marketing. Founded as a one-man blog, it has evolved into a highly profitable company that teaches bloggers how to create useful content.

8. Michael Arrington: TechCrunch

Like many bloggers, Arrington began his blog journey as a favorite past-time where he shared content about technology happenings. Though he is currently not with TechCrunch anymore, the blog has built a massive following and is revered as a top tech blog in the world.

9. Cyan Claire: Tuts+

This is one top blog that rakes in over $100,000 every month from offering web design and development tutorials. Founded in 2006, the blog sees over 15 million visitors each month.

10. Harvey Robert Levin: TMZ

Founded in 2005 as a tabloid news website, TMZ gained popularity due to its current and exclusive news coverage on celebrities. To date, it is among the top 20 most famous blogs and is loved by fans all over the world for its funny, witty, and real-time gossip updates.

11. Gina Trapani: Lifehacker

Lifehacker is a blog that covers a wide spectrum of topics, from software to tips and tricks for just about everything. It is also a multiple award-winning blog for its useful and engaging content.

 

Final Thoughts

When you have established a following on your blog, you can start to monetize it by making money with affiliate marketing or opening an online store on your blog.

While blogging can be a great way to make money, it usually takes time. If you need money fast, start freelancing work, launch a marketing agency or a consulting business.

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