I feel as though I’m generally pretty proficient when it comes to technology and social media, and after a few books promising ‘help’ to writers that I’ve found to be less than actually helpful, I was just a tad hesitant to go into this book (even though I had requested it).
But I’m glad I read this, and found Barb Drozdowich’s Blogging for Authors to be one of the most useful books I have read in a very long time.
One of the things I really like about reading on a Kindle is how easy it is to highlight something, and I use the feature a lot to make note of special passages that I might want to use in a review. I started highlighting passages in this book very early on … not so much to quote from, but for things I felt were important, as a writer/blogger, to follow up on at a later time. And as I read, I highlighted more and more until I realized that essentially, this entire book is well-written and packed full of useful advice, even to someone such as I who thought he had a pretty good handle on this already.
The book is written to speak to the most basic and simplest of needs – to the wanna-be-blogger who doesn’t know where to start. But the basics are a good thing to be reminded of for those of us who think we’re beyond this. There were so many little tid-bits of information that I know, or should know, that I’ve simply over-looked or never gotten around to fixing. Drozdowich reminds me that all these little aspects are important to anyone wishing to take blogging up a level.
It should be noted that Drozdowich definitely leans in favor for one particular blogging platform (though she does touch on some of the others) and if you are not a fan of WordPress for some reason, you might not like that she spends so much time here. I have blogs on WordPress, Blogger, and Weebly and I can understand why she focuses on WordPress.
This was a VERY handy book. I am delighted that I got the chance to read it for review. Now I will re-read it for myself, and then I will look for some of the other books that Barb Drozdowich has put together.
Looking for a good book? Blogging for Authors is a helpful book by Barb Drozdowich that any aspiring (or even seasoned) writer/blogger will find useful.
I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher, through Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.
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Blogging for Authors
author: Barb Drozdowich
publisher: Booktrope Editions
Kindle Edition, 137 pages
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