This is my first non-fiction review. Brace yourselves.
Do you read an insane amount of books? Do you want to write reviews but you don’t know where to start? Then this is the book for you. Learn how to start and where to start and what it is you are starting. This book handles everything from layouts, content, domains, monetizing your blog and how to get Advanced Reading Copies (ARC’s). This book is written by the popular blogger Barb Drozdowich. This is a summary of all her most frequently asked questions and with quick and short answers and any other information you might need when starting a blog.
I wanted to read this book immediately. It sounded fascinating and I’m always one looking for new statistics I can draw out of the hat when I converse with others.
I expected a more of a business angle when I initially requested this book. A book that would be more like a study guide with the statistics of blogs and blog users but this is a full on manual.
If you are familiar with this space (My blog). Look around see any differences? You bet you do all thanks to this book right here (I sound like a salesperson).
This book gave me basic step-to-step instructions on what to do while also explaining why I should do it and how I should do it. I am a software developer so I do read books like this for homework. This is an informal book of guidelines for beginners or experienced bloggers who would like to learn more from a successful book blogger.
The author is an experienced blogger. She takes you through all the basics a beginner book blogger should know. Notice the word beginner this is not for intermediate level bloggers.
She goes through the layout of the blog. Do’s and don’ts and useful technical advice.
What I liked:
I liked how the author is an experienced blogger and that the tips that are given has been tested and it is a known recipe for a successful blog.
What I did not like:
- As a student I must inform those who do not know. Wikipedia is not a reliable source. When quoting statistics from Wikipedia I will be a bit skeptical of the truth your statement holds.
- The technical videos did not cover what I would have liked to lean. They are very basic tutorials. I was hoping for more intermediate tutorials.
This book gets 3 pretty little snowflakes.