Blogging for Dummies
You might want to join the blogging world, but maybe you’re not exactly sure how to get started and grow your blog. It’s definitely something that you want to learn because blogging has many potential benefits.
You can blog about your thoughts and emotions and learn a lot about yourself. It’s one of the best ways to experience self exploration and growth. It’s okay if you’ve never written a blog before.
Once you learn how, you’ll quickly understand how easy it is. In the book, Blogging for Dummies, the author lays out what you need to know in an easy, step by step format. The book begins with what a blog is and how you can get started.
You would begin by creating your blog. Some people come up with a whimsical name but other people use their own names. You have to just go with whichever one appeals to you.
In the first chapter of the book, you’ll learn how to get started, but you’ll also learn about the rules and ethics of the blogging world. There are some definite things that you want to make sure you don’t accidentally get into.
Part of the book talks about niche blogging. A niche is basically a defined area like health & beauty or parenthood or pets. It means the writer focuses on a specialty. If you want to start a niche blog, but aren’t sure which niche would be right for you, the author explains how you can find the right fit for you.
Another part of the book deals with corporate or business blogging. This chapter goes over how to create your marketing plan for this kind of blog. It also covers what not to do to keep your blog from delving into areas that might cause some problems.
A blog is your home in the wide world of the internet, and you would need a platform to create your blog. There are many different platforms and the level of ease in using the blog depends on the platform you choose.
Some are easier to use than others. The book informs readers about the different platforms that are available. One chapter goes over important strategies for a blogger. One of these is search engine optimization or SEO for short.
This is a means for getting traffic to your blog because SEO makes your blog more visible. This chapter also covers how to use images on your blog, including where to find them and how to fit them for your blog.
You’ll learn how to tell how well your blog is performing. This can help you understand the amount of influence your blog has. The different types of media formats are explained in this chapter - including podcasts and vlogs (video blogs).
The author has a chapter that deals with networking as well as one that explains advertising to help your blog earn money. This book can help you understand all the important steps to setting up and maintaining your blog.