Good book, although perhaps not quite as good as I had expected from previous glowing reviews. Contains lots of useful information, but perhaps a bit too technical for a total beginner blogger. However the main reason I have given only four stars is that the book is full of annoying grammatical errors. Maybe the fault has been in the editing, but I found words missing, and numerous incomplete sentences, where maybe the full stop had been put in the wrong place. Perhaps these faults don't bother some people, but I do feel manuscripts should be proof read carefully before publishing. I also think an index of key words would have been useful.
I have read several blogging books in the past and although they are packed full of content they never seem to resonate quite like Blogs Change 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.
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. Blogging changes lives in an inspirational and motivational bookfull of advice, information and love.
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 Blogs Change 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 blogging changed 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 Blogs Change 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!
I have read a few blogging books in the past and although they have been really great and informative, Aby has a knack of writing that draws you in from the start and makes you feel like shes in your living room having a chat with you! She opens up in the fab blogging book, full of personal accounts as well as useful information! You can read along through Aby's blogging journey, her highs and lows and learn from all of her hard work. Great information and tips are included for you take control of your blog and proper actionable points to help your blog grow and set you on the right path in your own blogging journey. I have been following Aby for so long on her blog 'You Baby Me Mummy' and her blog teaching is second to none! If anyone is interested in starting a blog, has a blog but only knows the basics, or is a hardened blogger already; there is plenty of help and advice for everyone! Clearly written in Aby's own way, this book is the ultimate personal blogging journey book and an absolute must-read!
I love this book. I've read many blogging books and a lot are full of theory and sometimes not much of that! But nothing is as personal a journey as this that you can really relate to but also that is incredibly practical and you can already see yourself putting the information to work. It's also very inspiring to think that each of us have something to give, something of value and it's finding that thing and finding those people who need your story. Brilliant read!