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Blogging for Creatives Paperback – 11 Jun 2012
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About the Author
Robin Houghton is a professional online marketer. She has taught her clients how to strategically use blogs and social media to be the cornerstone of their business for nearly a decade. Houghton completed an MA in digital media with Distinction from the University of Sussex. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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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.
With the exception of a few example blog links, the two are identical and so it is unclear precisely how a "creative" benefits from the latter book.
That said, either is a pretty reasonable guide to getting started.
|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
Bought for a friend who's recently got into blogging. Great book with lots of tips. She loved it.Published 7 months ago by Stephy Wiggins
Written in a creative way, very interesting & lots of information withinPublished 9 months ago by Diana
Great for artists and writers alike, gave me plenty of ideas to refresh my Wordpress blog. I would suggest that this is more for beginners than established bloggers. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Charlotte Howard
the usual mix of good info and recycled ideas from the internet but handy to have in one place i sposePublished 16 months 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 on 18 April 2015 by Gregor
Good tips and use lots of live examples, recommend to the beginner blogger.Published on 30 Sept. 2014 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 on 26 Jun. 2014 by J. Connelly