Recently I’ve picked up a few books about social media and blogging, which have been really interesting so far. I reviewed Pinterest Power not long ago, and I’ve also been reading a book about Google+.
When browsing for blogging books, I remembered Blog Inc., “Blogging for Passion, Profit, and to Create Community” by Joy Deangdeelert Cho. I had seen this recommended by other bloggers. I got a second-hand copy to read from Amazon, which saved me a few pennies!
Blog Inc. Book Review
Although this book was written in 2012, a lot of the content is still relevant – blogging really hasn’t changed that much. WordPress and Blogger are still the main platforms. If you were wondering, this blog is self-hosted through WordPress.org. I started out on Blogger in 2012-2014, then moved to WordPress and haven’t looked back!
Perhaps this wasn’t the best book for me because I already know a lot about blogging, but I did find some useful tips in there. The chapters towards the end were particularly useful, regarding monetisation, copyright laws and tax. Blog Inc. was written by an American blogger, so not everything is relevant to UK bloggers.
I’d recommend Blog Inc. to any new blogger. It gives a good introduction to all of the aspects of blogging, such as how to monetise and pick your niche.
It’s also great for small business owners and Etsy sellers. You can use blogging and social media to market your products and create an audience!
There are several case study interviews within the book, including both bloggers and brands, which I found interesting.
Do you have any blogging book recommendations, or should I stick to Pinterest for finding tips?
All the best,
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