Today I stopped at lunchtime, sat out in the garden and finished reading Blogs Change Lives by @mamapreneurrevolution / @youbabymemummy Being able to get out at lunchtime is a bonus of working from home occasionally. I wasn’t sure what to expect from a book that promised a step by step guide to building a blogging business, and the emotional and personalstory behind it. I’ve read how-to guides on all sorts of media over the years and they’ve ranged from the complex to “you’ve taken my money to churn out these old tropes”. But I’ve hung out in Aby’s Facebook group for a while now and love her Lives and webinars, so on the whole I was hopeful. I was not disappointed! The book is clear, human, and incredibly detailed without making assumptions about knowledge. It covered everything from theme, layout, Writing, planning, monetising, SEO, social media, promotion, and so much more . It’s knocked me for six though in a really good way. There’s lots running through it about mindset and on this Aby shoots straight from the hip. Knowledge and skills aren’t enough, you have to want it - whatever IT is. I wanted to shout amen, because that’s exactly how I feel. I am focussed, organised and believe in the value of clear objectives, but there’s also something else.... sheer will. Now I’m not saying everyone needs or should want to do it all, after all success looks different to everyone. We all have our own motivations, values and goals. But, if you see your blog as more than a hobby, or think it could be, then you need to check this book out.
Having followed Aby Moore for several years I couldn’t wait to get my hands on her first book - Blogs Change Lives. And I wasn’t disappointed.
Aby’s blogging & business tips have always played a huge part in my own blog development and this book is the perfect collection of all her awesome advice and helpful content in one place.
It’s really easy to read with concise and direct chapters across all blogging topics from organisation to building community to working with brands. Each section ends with Aby’s Action Step - a practical idea for putting that chapter’s advice into your own blog.
What I really love is that between all the outstanding advice (yes I have been highlighting certain lines and scribbling in the margins!) Aby also shares lots of personalstories about her own journey. The section about friendship was particularly poignant to me.
This book is ideal for anyone starting out as a blogger but equally helpful for more established bloggers too (I’ve been blogging for three years and definitely always learning!). It would make a wonderful gift too for any blogging friends or family members.
Aby is the Beyoncé of the blogging world! A Queen B-logger! This book is easily digested. Very clear and impartial advice guidance. Brilliant for all bloggers. Newbies to veterans! Abyspersonalstory is inspiring and motivating. Highly recommended
I read Aby's book within 24 hours of receiving it. What a read! I simply devoured it.
Whether you are a new blogger or a more seasoned one like me, this is THE ONLY book about blogging you need. Aby starts off with a very emotional insight into how she got started and shares some very personal things about herself that I didn't know. From there she takes you on a journey of learning and discovery about blogging and everything it entails, all from her own personal experience. Whether you want to know about writing blog posts, social media for blogging or anything else for that matter, Aby covers it all with her amazing knowledge and expertise.
As someone who has followed Aby for many years and looks to her for advice and information about blogging matters, I was inspired by her book. I even got no less than 11 blog post ideas from my first read of her book alone. Yes, it's that good, I plan to read it again. This book is an easy read and it's like Aby is talking to you personally. You can hear her voice in your head helping you every step of the way.
I just know that when I'm feeling less than motivated I will only need to pick up the book, turn to a chapter or two and I'll be re-inspired all over again. I cannot recommend Aby's book enough if you are a blogger or thinking of entering the world of blogging. With stories from the heart and a wealth of information, this is the only resource you'll need no matter what stage of your blogging career you are at!
'Blogs Change Lives' is not just another 'how-to-blog' book of tips, but in addition to sound advice, it's also a story of why those tips work. Aby cleverly weaves her personalstory between chapters of solid business strategy - a story of how and why her blogging journey began, how she grew her business successfully, and how she now shares her knowledge and experience with other mamapreneurs to help them be successful too.
'Blogs Change Lives' takes a beginner blogger through the whole process, from understanding your 'why' and 'who', to getting the right look through clever branding, what and how to write, how to market yourself and capitalise on social media, how to find your niche, and so much more.
Even more seasoned bloggers will get so much value from this book; there are ideas on repurposing content, how to grow your email list, how to build your online credibility, and how to diversify your income streams.
Jam-packed with 'Aby's Action Steps' and brilliant motivational quotes, 'Blogs Change Lives' is the only blogging book you'll need to start and grow a successful online blogging business!