I have read several blogging books in the past and although they are packed full of content they never seem to resonate quite like BlogsChange Lives did.
The book is part memoir and part blogging handbook. The mix of the two made the whole book feel a lot more relatable. It is broken up with fabulous motivational and inspirational quotes — which I love — as well as Aby's Action Steps to help you on your way to blogging greatness.
I went through a whole spectrum of emotions while reading the book from tears to laughter, overwhelm to inspiration. I truly was a rollercoaster but I have to say I loved every word.
Aby's story of her struggles with post natal depression will resonate with a lot of new mums while her guidance on starting and growing a blog is jam packed full of tips and advice from the beginner to more advanced blogger.
I have been blogging, albeit on and off, for a while now and Aby's book has boosted my confidence and given me new found motivation to push forward with my blog. Aby has a way to making everything feel achievable and she provides step by step guides on how you can do this.
Having been part of Aby's Facebook group for a while now, some of the information was known to me but having it all there in once place made me feel so much more motivated to move my blog to the next level. The book is insightful and full of fantastic information; perfect for anyone who wants to start a blog and earn money as well as those who are ready to move to the next level.
Aby's down to earth persona shines through in her writing. You can feel her with you every step of the way cheering you on and pushing you so that your blog can change your life, just like hers did.
I can honestly say, hand on heart, that this is the only blogging guide you will ever need. If you have a blog, or considering starting one, this book will change your life. It will give you more ideas than you know what to do with as well as the tools and support to implement them all.
Today I stopped at lunchtime, sat out in the garden and finished reading BlogsChange 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 personal story 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.
I want to thank Aby Moore for taking the time (and plunge) to write this book. I’ve followed Aby on various social media sites and taken part in her freebies before reading this. I’ve really admired Aby but almost felt intimidated by her. She started off as a Mum, just like me, yet she has made so much out of her journey. I couldn’t imagine myself being as successful as Aby. Reading this book banished that image that it could never happen for me. You learn that Aby is just a normal human being and has worked hard to get where she is today, which is exactly what I can do. You read about her hard times and how she overcame her fears. It’s a truly inspirational book that opens a door and lets you into her world of how she became who she is today! I feel as if I know her, even though I’ve never met her. Anyone interested in the idea of blogging needs to read this book for an open, honest insight into the world of blogging. Bloggingchanges lives in an inspirational and motivational book full of advice, information and love.
Having followed Aby Moore for several years I couldn’t wait to get my hands on her first book - BlogsChange 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 personal stories 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.
OMG - I've just finished this book and to say I love it is an understatement!! I cried in the first chapter and smiled with delight in the last chapter - seriously it's brilliant!!!!! It flows fabulously - I love how I can hear Aby's voice all the way through - I loved hearing more about her story - and the info in there is invaluable - it's packed full of content, and just flows from idea to idea in a very logical way!
Seriously seriously seriously - I loved it! I started reading late last night and apart from doing the school run I've only read it all day! And I've even implemented some of the things already 🙂!!!! I REALLY love the way it's broken up with quotes, and action points. So much value in the book - it's literally the one stop shop to blogging! Utterly brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I loved how it moved from starting the blog through to brand work and niching - it just works perfectly! I LOVED the first chapter - it really resonated with me from the first paragraph and it made me cry because that's exactly how I felt when I finally got the kids home! The interweaving of Aby's story made me feel as though I could do the same and it felt hugely inspirational without being out of my reach.
Too often I've read blogging books which don't sound real - they read like sound bites without giving the bones about what to do - but BlogsChange Lives reads like you speak - it tells it straight, explains exactly why , puts the meat onto the bones, and then Aby's story throughout demonstrates how she implemented it and why. Seriously brilliant! It speaks to the heart in the first chapter, and inspires in the straight blogging chapters - it really fits the title as the reader can see how bloggingchanged your life and how it could change theirs!!!!!!!
Oh, and I loved the length too! Far too often blogging books are pretty short, quite expensive and I get to the end feeling as though I haven't got any value out of it! But in BlogsChange Lives there were immediate actions to do which made sense and moved through logically. Utterly brilliant - without doubt a one stop shop and the only blogging book you'll ever need!
'BlogsChange 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 personal story 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.
'BlogsChange 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, 'BlogsChange Lives' is the only blogging book you'll need to start and grow a successful online blogging business!