- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1927 KB
- Print Length: 141 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: BlogRocket, LLC; 1 edition (10 Sept. 2011)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005MGUFX4
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #540,557 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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31 Days to Finding Your Blogging Mojo Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
I've often thought to myself that I blog, but I'm not a blogger. Well, maybe, that's my excuse for inconsistency and a lack of effort. So I thought it'd be interesting to review this book, and see if I changed my mind.
This is a fun, useful book, and I stopped reading it after 25 pages. But for a good reason... I want to read the book in the way that Bryan Allain (h'es the author, which I should have mentioned before now) intended. That is, reading one short chapter a day, and applying the action to my own blog. So I'm going to keep that pleasure for the month of October - conveniently it has 31 days, which makes everything nice and neat.
Bryan Allain's style is quirky, humorous, engaging, and easy to read. His daily actions will prove challenging if you take them halfway seriously.
If you have a blog - or, even, consider yourself to be a blogger, this wee book is worth reading. And you'll get it for less than a fiver, so you won't lose much even if you hate it. If like me you tend to drift in your blogging enthusiasm you might just recover (or discover) your mojo.
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As I went through each chapter, getting a free laugh or 3 as I went, I found myself at each point of application saying "my gosh, why don't I do that already?" This is one of those books that you can immediately walk away from and start using to make practical improvements. It's a privilege to be able to learn the secrets of a blogging giant, straight from the horse's mouth, and instantly apply it to your own blog (and then sit back and watch it grow like chia hair).
After reading Blogging Mojo, I was able to make the following changes to my blog and have already noticed lots of positive results:
-Making the reader aware of expectations.
-Understanding the "work" of blogging (consistency, practice, & diligence).
-Including part your own identity in your blog and writing style, so people feel attached.
-Established the "Core Elements" of my blog in written form, to give me focus and rein in my topics.
-A ton more of practical thoughts, including my blog's layout, domain name, networking, and goals.
I'm keeping this one on the top shelf of how-to's, as well as an overall good read for people who aren't afraid of laughter (personally I'm afraid of people who are afraid to laugh- how's that for irony?). It's more than worth shelling out $5, so do it today, and get your mojo rollin'.
The purpose of our blog is a little bit multi-faceted.
1. We highlight others who are doing good work, and draw attention to what makes them and their projects unique.
2. We share content that we believe is relevant to innovators, entrepreneurs, and people who care about doing good.
3. We spread the word about our projects, events, and what we're learning.
Each month we try to have a different area of thought that we're contemplating. One month our focus was flushing out what it means to be "Busy." Another month we focused on intentionality, and currently we are thinking about courage/bravery/fear.
We are realizing that in order to gain a community around us who cares about the things we're writing about, we need to listen to what they are saying and asking for. Once we have an understanding of who they are and what they're looking for, we can meet their needs by addressing those issues through the musings on our blog. We need to ask questions that are meaningful to them so they feel free to share what they're thinking and feeling.
We have a VERY generous community of people who all volunteer their thoughtful ideas and share them with our readers. They make our content better, because when it's just one organization thinking through certain ideas we are limited by our own mind's processes. When we invite others to share with us, we learn from them, collaborate better, and can breathe a sigh of relief that it doesn't all lay on our shoulders. Others are walking a similar path and can help guide us.
How is this a book review, you might ask? Well, it's because 31 Days To Finding Your Blogging Mojo helped flush out all of these ideas. In reading the book, through it's short chapters and simple assignments, it has helped to guide the way we curate the content on our blog. It has helped us to understand why each component of our blog is important and why we continue to pursue it.
SO, if you're looking for a helpful tool in improving your blog, we recommend the book. Let me warn you. If you're not planning on doing the exercises suggested at the end of each chapter, it might not be that helpful to read the book. The chapters are short so you can focus on answering the questions at the end. If you do the work, it will probably make what you do better.
The orientation of this book is for people who already have an active blog. The action points at the end of each of the 31 chapters are what set this book apart from the others. Take time to understand and implement the mojo.
I'm in the other category of people preparing to launch a blog, and I'm glad I read this first. The beginning blogger can translate the principles into what needs to be done from the outset so that blog success is not left to chance, but follows a well-planned trajectory to build a folowing. Call this your brand, your tribe, or whatever mumbo-jumbo you want, but this is good MOJO.
Don't miss the links and references at the end.
Review for the Kindle version.