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Blog, Inc.: Blogging for Passion, Profit, and to Create Community

Blog, Inc.: Blogging for Passion, Profit, and to Create Community [Kindle Edition]

Joy Deangdeelert Cho , Meg Mateo Ilasco , Grace Bonney
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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"If starting a blog was like embarking on a safari expedition, Joy Cho is the knowledgeable tour guide we'd want by our side."
-Taylor Combs, Martha Stewart Living

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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 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.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 795 KB
  • Print Length: 177 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1452107203
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC (1 Oct 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009B8V7JU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #94,645 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good primer for blogging, beginners 3 Dec 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I'm writing this from the perspective of a blogger, someone who has blogged since 2008 with a moderately successful blog (relatively speaking). I'm always on the lookout for books on blogging so as to improve my website for readers, try new techniques.

This book by Joy Deangdeelert Cho is more of an introductory guide to blogging. It covers topics like picking your niche, choosing a blogging platform, how to behave online, and monetizing your blog. They are mentioned in a rather general way, very informative to new bloggers but lacking the depth that experienced bloggers look for.

I like the interview series as they look at other bloggers. It gives a nice overview of blogging from the perspective of other bloggers. However, if you want to get more technical, I would recommend checking out Blogging Heroes and Clear Blogging

Blog, Inc is just one of the many books on blogging that are out there, just that this one's from the perspective of the author. Most blogging books talk about similar techniques at building a successful blog, with the difference usually being the story of how the author started her own. I may sound critical but I've read too many books on blogging.

If you're a beginner, you might also want to check out Blogging for Creatives. If you're into changing your mindset, you can try Click Millionaires.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading 11 Dec 2012
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Bought this to up my blogging game - although all the blogs referenced are American and I'm a Brit, it's still essential reading, really informative, good tips and nicely laid out. Now to just get a zillion readers to read my blog... Oh, it's [...] - and it's funny. Cho's writing style is easy to digest and I definitely feel that I have some great new ideas to get my blog blooming.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Useful 25 Jan 2014
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I'm a novice blogger and this has helped me with the ins and outs of the blogging world. If you're just starting out and want some helpful tips this book is perfect!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blog,Inc 2 July 2013
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My teenage granddaughter is a keen Fashion Blogger and I thought this would be great for her. I was right, she
loves it, so I had to give this a high score.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A lot of practical advice 29 Nov 2012
By ik
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The book is interesting and easy to read, a great position for a blogger-to-be. Joy discusses different aspects of blogging and gives useful advice concerning posting on the blog, time management, taking part in the community. The interviews with some popular bloggers sharing their stories are inspiring and show that it is possible to become successful and even earn a living by simply following one's passions.
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3.0 out of 5 stars An OK Book but Not the Best 5 July 2014
By Maddy
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This book is ok but not really comprehensive enough to be much use to anyone needing info on taking practical steps.
I found it quite fluffy and not instructional enough for what I needed. I used it as a springboard to do deeper research so in that respect it was useful. However for complete beginners to blogging, this book is not enough, in my experience, to get you up and running without needing other, more meaty resources.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Could be better 14 April 2014
By nicayu
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This is quite informative but it has so many interviews inside from already successful bloggers; the majority of these I found very boring and not relevant. Some good info and structure in here but there could be more.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Very limited... 26 Mar 2014
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Although this book may give a vague insight for people considering starting a blog, there is not alot of helpful information that you can put into practice. Very limited.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Not very good
Dull, half baked book with lots of links to supposedly successful blogs. You visit them to find they're as barren as the Sahara desert with little evidence of the success that is... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Full review can be found on my blog: Autumn Leaves
Very much US focused and for newer bloggers. Chapters 5-7 are useful for more established bloggers but information could be found easily on the internet. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Rebecca-Louise Viner
5.0 out of 5 stars very useful resource!
Really good intro to blogging covering most angles including ethics, your authentic voice, income and how to manage a growing blog
Published 7 months ago by Jessica Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars A good informative read for bloggers who want to know more than basics
Havent read it all yet but informative, inspiring and definitely several things I didnt know. Good if you are a newbie or like me blogging for a few years knowing very little.
Published 7 months ago by Gabriella Buckingham
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for bloggers who want to learn more
Really informative book from someone in the field, gives you good ideas to perfect your blogging skills. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting!
Very helpful! It gives you useful tips on a general guideline with examples. It is interesting! :)
Published 9 months ago by Stavroulla S
3.0 out of 5 stars blog inc
it's a bit on the commercial side and i already have a blog like my other reveiw on wordpress i have yet to read the more
informative stuff. Read more
Published 11 months ago by J. Connelly
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