Top Austin Bloggers
Who are the best Austin, Texas bloggers and what does it take to make it on the list? In this post, you’ll find out which blogs are the most popular, who makes the decision, and how to get on the lists.
As a long-time blogger here in Austin, Texas I’m more like the tortoise than the hare. I’ve been growing my blog and social media platforms slowly and steadily over the last 13 years.
My lifestyle blog, Cha Ching Queen started on the free Blogger platform, with Blogspot, back in 2018.
Since then, I’ve been doing my best to provide helpful, useful, informative, and sometimes entertaining content to Austin area and national readers.
My goal is to be the best source for whatever information my audience seeking.
Back when coupon clipping was all the rage, I helped my audience save money with various coupon tips and tricks. Then, as savings became digital, I provided tips on high tech coupon clipping for back to school savings.
In 2009, I showed vulnerability as I shared by breast cancer journey.
I’m proud to say that my hard work has not only reached a large audience, but it has also landed me on several of the Austin best bloggers lists.
Who are the Top Austin Bloggers
There are several sites that post their lists of the best bloggers in Austin, Texas.
Use the search box below to find some of those lists. Try typing “Top Austin Bloggers” or “Best Bloggers in Austin, Texas”.
At the time I wrote this article, Feedspot had the number 1 Google search result with their page, Top 30 Austin Lifestyle Blogs and Websites. Look who’s in spot number 7! Yes, Rachel Belkin (me) is the 7th best Austin blog, ranked by traffic rank, social media followers, domain authority & freshness. Nice!
Since there are many types of local bloggers, some of the lists are more niche-specific. These lists are helpful to marketers doing influencer marketing or blogger outreach.
Among Texas Mom blogs, on the same site, I’m number 21 in the motherhood category.
In addition, Mom 2 listed me as one of the 15 very best Texas bloggers.
For even more types of bloggers in over 1500 niche categories, Feedspot media database has over 100k influential, authority bloggers.
How Do You Make the List?
Looking at some of the sites that list top, influential bloggers, many of them rank the blogs based on traffic, social media followers, and domain authority. Others, like A Girl From Texas, base their lists on incredible, skilled, inspiring go-to creators in the area.
Some of these bloggers provide the best tips for weekend getaways, travel adventures, home decor, DIY crafts, or the hottest restaurants in Austin.
There are even lists of the best fashion blogs in the city to help keep Austin stylish.
Check out my list of the best Austin food bloggers based on Instagram accounts and my affiliation with the Austin Food Bloggers Alliance.
On the Influence.co site, you can see the top 3424 Austin, Texas influencers. This site puts together all types of metrics from engagement to followers to help compare bloggers in the city. I made number 17 on that list!
What Makes a Top Blogger?
Depending on who you talk to, there are a variety of characteristics of a top blogger. It’s not just about the amount of followers one has. You don’t have to have over 100k Instagram followers to be considered.
To be a good blogger you must
- Be a good writer.
- Keep E-A-T in mind. (Expertise, Authoritativeness, Trustworthiness)
- Be concise and effective.
- Stay up-t0-date on your niche.
- Be consistent.
- Engage with your audience.
- Be a lifelong learner.
I can’t say I’m an expert in all of these, by I try my best to keep these in mind as I work and create new content.
Being a lifelong learner is extremely important. Over the years I have read, listened to podcasts, attended conferences, and self taught.
If you’d like to know more about how I grew my blog from a little website generating pennies a day the sale price of 6 figures, get more information about my training and consulting services.
Rachel Belkin is an Austin, Texas blogger, entrepreneur, speaker, freelance writer, and educator. After selling her lifestyle blog for six figures in 2021, she teaches business, blogging, and influencer marketing strategies that helped her build her business on part-time hours. Bylines include MSN, HuffPost, Medium, NewsBreak, and Hometalk. She has been featured on KXAN, Studio 512, Fox 7 Austin, CBS Austin, and other news and media outlets.