I’m entering the fourth week of my 30 day challenge to write a new blog post every day. To kick off the last week of my 30 day challenge, I’m going to share 3 books that have really helped me improve my blog as well as my content.
Problogger has been the quintessential guide to running a successful blog. I’ve listened to both the audiobook and digital version and each time I cover the material, I learn something new. This book is packed with useful tips and tons of resources to get you going on your blog. Some of the most useful sections for me have been “Chapter 4: Blog Writing” and “Chapter 8: Build a Sticky Blog Community”. I read this book after I had been working on my blog for awhile and I wish I had known this stuff earlier. That being said, I’m glad to have this book on hand now and I frequently refer to it. Problogger also has an online community for bloggers at problogger.com.
Who better to learn about blogging than from the pros at The Huffington Post? Although this book is a little dated, (2008) I’ve found it to be a good mix of useful case studies and basic ideas about successful blogging. I was more interested in this book because of the historical context but still found the perspective really useful for figuring out where I want my blog to go. Definitely worth a read!
I read Tris Hussey’s first book “Create Your Own Blog” which I found to be really useful. When I moved the blog over from wordpress.com to self-hosted I was looking for a solid book that would teach me the basics of how to use all the features of wordpress. Although I had been using other blogs and the wordpress.org community, I found that I needed more of a foundation in how wordpress works. When I discovered this book I was thrilled. Within the first night of reading the book, I had already managed to fix a number of problems that I was having with my site. If you are looking for good technical book that will teach you the basics of using wordpress, this is it. Packed with video, resources and great tips, this book is essential for managing the technical side of your blog.
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