A Great Starter Guide
3.75 out of 5 stars
I had a hard time with this one – not because it was well written (because it was) but more because I realized pretty quickly that this book isn’t for me. I’m an “established” blogger with okay traffic. Most of this book (more than 2/3) was written for someone just getting started at blogging. And was written in a non-technical point of view.
I have a technical background – I know enough about hosting, WordPress, blogging, etc. that a lot of this didn’t really jump out at me. That being said, if you are new to blogging or aren’t sure if you should take the plunge or not – this book would be really helpful.
I did really enjoy the narration. I thought that she did a great job narrating the book and her style and pacing were excellent for an atypical narrator.
Things that you can expect to find in Blog, Inc. are how to get starting, picking a name, registering said name, looking into other blogs for inspiration, also protecting yourself from copycats (while not being one yourself). In the later chapters, she touches a bit on what to do when/if the blog takes off and you need to monetize or bring other people on.
Overall, a good book for someone starting out but it wasn’t as helpful to me personally.
Blog, Inc. by Joy Deangdeelert Cho
Narrator: Joy Deangdeelert Cho
Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
Published by Tantor Audio on July 16th 2019
Genres: Business, Non-Fiction
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With roughly 95,000 blogs launched worldwide every 24 hours (BlogPulse), making a fledgling site stand out isn't easy. This authoritative audio handbook gives creative hopefuls a leg up. Joy Cho, of the award-winning Oh Joy!, offers expert advice on starting and growing a blog, from design and finance to overcoming blogger's block, attracting readers, and more. With a foreword from Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge plus expert interviews, this book will fine-tune what the next generation of bloggers shares with the world.
Learn how to design your site, choose the right platform, attract a fan base, finance your blog, maintain work/life balance, manage comments, find content inspiration, overcome blogger's block, choose the right ads, develop a voice, protect your work, create a media kit, leverage your social network, take better photographs, set up an affiliate program, partner with sponsors, build community, go full-time with your blog, and more!
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