- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: How Books (10 July 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1440320136
- ISBN-13: 978-1440320132
- Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 1.8 x 20.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,019,539 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Blogging for Creatives: How Designers, Artists, Crafters and Writers Can Blog to Make Contacts, Win Business and Build Success Paperback – 10 Jul 2012
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I had created a wordpress blog already and wanted to boast ways of making it look more visually pleasing and use content for the better. A lot of the content in the book is about what others had done i.e a picture of a website with link address for you to go see what someone else had done. It then follows with a short chapter on a short how to.
I had hoped it would give me examples of what i could do like it says in the title win business and make contact and build success and i didnt really find that much of it and only wish there had been more.
The content is good and its nice to have information in one place for quick reference and the websites that are examples are cool i just wish it explained how they got that way was it because they paid someone, paid a site with themes etc or are great artists that have done it all themselves. Hence the 3 stars.
The book is split into 13 chapters from the absolute basics of blogging, and `what is a blog', to how blogs work, blogging platforms, setting one up, creating content and promoting the blog. Within each chapter are plenty of case studies from other creative bloggers, and this is where the book really stands out.
I would highly recommend this book to small business owners wanting to get the most out of their blog, or get started with blogging.
The perfect book to buy the budding blogger in your life.
|Length: 1:15 Mins|
This book has many helpful tips on blogging and getting up to speed. It assumes no prior knowledge and the instructions are always clear and concise. So the book is great for beginners.
Here's the list of chapters:
+ Get Started
+ Blogging Tools and Technology
+ Step-by-Step Setup
+ Creating an Eye-catching Blog
+ Creating Great Content
+ Blogging on the Move
+ Promoting Your Blog
+ Being Social
+ How to turn Blog Visitors into Cash
+ PR and Your Blog
+ Monitoring Your Blog's Performance
+ Let's Blog
The book covers the basic setting up of the three main blogging platforms, namely Google's Blogger, Wordpress and Tumblr. There's a good comparison between the Wordpress blogging software and the Wordpress blog hosting platform that explains the difference well. It's quite important to know the differences because there are certain peculiar limitations to the Wordpress blog hosting.
After setting up, it talks about ideas generating content, marketing and measuring your blog's performance. Those are all essential skills. I've been blogging for several years and have learned from experience much of what's taught in the book. The book does a good job of covering the basics.
I like the many examples of blogs showcased. They are beautiful, inspiring and really shows the potential of blogging.
Highly recommended to beginner bloggers.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
the usual mix of good info and recycled ideas from the internet but handy to have in one place i sposePublished 1 month ago by Newgardendesign
This book really is more about telling you how to make a blog. We already have a blog so it didn't really help as much as we'd hoped. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Gregor
Be careful, this identical to the magazine format publication "Blogging for Beginners" available in WHSmith etc. Read morePublished 14 months ago by I. J. Mason
Good tips and use lots of live examples, recommend to the beginner blogger.Published 16 months ago by Aine Marie Jackson
it's a well layed out book plenty of pics and links and hints. I sitll have only got about half way through it, it's kind of a bit much to carry about when out and about so it... Read morePublished 19 months ago by J. Connelly
Good book for getting more creative on your blog, has lots of ideas and tips to improve the blog you have. A good read.Published on 5 Dec. 2013 by Geo N