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Amy Lupold Bair , Susannah Gardner
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27 Dec 2013 For Dummies (Computers)
The best book on blogging, updated and better than ever! The blogosphere keeps changing and evolving, and so does this top blogging guide. A terrific book whether you′re just starting out or are already blogging regularly, this book provides solid information on blogging basics, the anatomy of a good blog, and the tools you need to get started. You′ll learn how to set up an account, find ample coverage of social plug–ins and emerging platforms like Squarespace and Overblog, and discover savvy ways to write your first post. Best of all, the book explores how you can make real money from your passion and become a professional blogger. Updates you on the latest blogging software and utilities Explains search engine optimization, so new readers will find your blog Reviews advertising tools and techniques you can use to attract readers Helps you integrate your blog with social media Delves into professional blogging and how to make money from your blog Start blogging like a professional with the new edition of this top guide, Blogging For Dummies, 5th Edition .

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  • Paperback: 408 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 5th Edition edition (27 Dec 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118712099
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118712092
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 18.5 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 175,579 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Learn to: Choose blogging software and set up your blog Create good blog content and avoid spam Dress up your blog with video and explore vlogging Use a blog to build relationships with customers Want to start blogging? Have a blog that could be better? You've come to the right book! If you've been thinking about starting a blog, today's the day! This book shows you how to launch a hosted blog in about 10 minutes. And if you've already started blogging but want to improve your technique, keep reading. Learn to target your content, use video and podcasting, market your blog, monetize it, and use it to promote your business. Start your adventure — get acquainted with the blogosphere, decide on a topic, and learn blogging essentials Select software — follow step-by-step instructions to set up your blog using Blogger, WordPress, Tumblr, or Squarespace Tune it up — decide what goes on your blog, get ideas from other bloggers, and learn how to appeal to your audience Content is king — learn what your audience wants, how long your posts should be, when to post, and the style that works best More than words — see how to increase readership with photos and podcasts, or experiment with videoblogging Promote your blog — get going with RSS and Twitter and learn to track your stats Blogging for dollars — put ads on your blog, form relationships with sponsors, and use affiliate programs to make a buck Open the book and find: The easiest way to get started What makes a blog successful Why you should include photos Pros and cons of allowing comments Spam-dodging secrets Tips on increasing readership with forums Business-boosting reasons to blog Ten things every blogger should do

About the Author

Amy Lupold Bair owns Resourceful Mommy Media LLC and blogs at resourcefulmommy.com. She's the author of Raising Digital Families For Dummies. Susannah Gardner was among the editors who launched the first Los Angeles Times website and is coauthor of three previous editions of Blogging For Dummies.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Not quite what I wanted but a good start point 6 May 2014
By BeeJay
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I was looking for WordPress advice and the WordPress in the book goes more for the .org than the .com option. I have since bought WordPress for Dummies which looks as if it fits the bill.
Overall Blogging for Dummies looks a good buy for me.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Blogging for Dummies. 11 Jun 2014
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A very useful and plains speaking book, like all the Dummies books. . Not a lot to say. Its great.
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2.0 out of 5 stars DISAPPOINTED 13 Jun 2014
By Bob - Published on Amazon.com
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The "Blogging for Dummies" arrived as promised, but some of the material in the book was missing. The book didn't appear to be complete. Some of the entries in the index were not included in the chapters.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Blogging for Dummies 20 Jan 2014
By Norman C. LeDonne Jr. - Published on Amazon.com
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I have not yet finished reading this book...but I will have to say, even though there are a lot of things I already knew about blogging there is plenty that I did not know, or did not think about. I am hoping that by the time I am finished with it my blog,
"Everyday Pain Management Ideas" will be helpful to a wider audience and that I am actually making a little money from the ads and from the Amazon Associates account that I have linked to it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth the read...great reference! 1 Aug 2014
By Walter J Cross - Published on Amazon.com
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I ordered this book with Youtube for Dummies because I wanted to get a clear understanding how to use blogging along with Youtube and similar media without having to do the trial and error thing. These books are well worth the time and investment if you want to get up to speed fast, and I love them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars No Complaints at all 27 Aug 2014
By Robert Graul - Published on Amazon.com
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The Book gives a fine overview of blogging and recommends other books that gives more detailed information on certain topics/ I have no complaints.
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5.0 out of 5 stars insightful and very helpful for a newby like me. 4 Sep 2014
By Frederick M Buyer - Published on Amazon.com
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Clear, insightful and very helpful for a newby like me.
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