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 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, socialmedia, 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 socialmedia 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 book full of advice, information and love.
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, socialmedia 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 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.
'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 socialmedia, 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!