When I started blogging on July 9, my husband thought it would be a nice idea to get me a few blogging books. I read about half of Blogging for Dummies by Susannah Gardner and Shane Birley, put it down, and then picked it back up again a week ago to finish the book.
I literally read this book from cover to cover. I had never read a Dummies book before, but I have been missing out!
Blogging for Dummies was filled with great facts for any person out there who is starting or working on a blog. Even bloggers who have been at it for a while would benefit from some of the information involved.
Some of the things I learned were. . .
- Web hosting and creating my own domain name
- How to use a Blogger, WordPress or Tumblr blog
- Commenting – basically anything you can think of including blocking spam
- Podcasting, using photos, using video
- Advertising on the blog
- Statistics and analytics
- Promoting the blog
I ended up with sticky notes all over this book that contained great tidbits of information I can add to my blog to make it better, as well as software, plug-ins, applications, and other blogs I can use as resources.
If you’re interested in starting a blog or have one and want to make it better, check out Blogging for Dummies!
What is one of your favorite blogs or websites? It doesn’t have to be book related!