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.
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, 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. Blogging changes 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 - 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 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.
This book, like all of Aby's products and everything she does, is so inspiring and so jam packed with useful blogging information.
I was wondering what more could be included that isn't already out there. SEO is one subject I keep putting off reading about ad or seems so dry. However, the basics are covered in this book in one chapter so simply.
That's just one topic. There's so much more that I need to go through the book again and make notes of all the things I have to do.
I have read one other book on blogging before and wasn't that impressed. Compared to that, this book is amazing.
Wow! What a brilliant book! I honestly couldn’t put it down, every page shared so much helpful information and blogging wisdom. I’ve been blogging for 8 months and honestly feel so inspired by Aby’s story now. I feel motivated and positive about the future of my blog and know that anything is possible with hard work, determination and self-belief. Well done Aby! You are an inspiration in the blogging world. I hope you continue to go from strength to strength and looking forward to following your journey! Bexa
Aby is such an inspiration, and this book is everything you’ll ever need to make your big a success. No matter where you are in your blogging journey, Aby will help you move forwards. A must read for any blogger.
My favourite part of this book was that at the end of every chapter is an actionable task based on the contents of the chapter. It's a great book for new and experienced bloggers, I guarantee you will find plenty of value in this book. I can't recommend it highly enough.