Saturday, June 25, 2011

Review - Blogging for Dummies 2nd Edition

Blogging for Dummies
Susannah Gardner and Shane Birley


It seems fitting that my first post on my blog should be a review about a book about blogging. It is a great reference for people who are interested in blogging or just started blogging. For a person that is interested in blogging for fun, you will find useful information but book seems geared more towards people who look to make blogging a side or full time job. There is a whole section about how to market your blog and using it make some money. Like many of the other Dummies books, it is very easy to skip over the parts you are not interested in and focus on the ones that will best help you to build the blog of your dreams.

I have friends that blog very successfully (see Notes from the Garden Spot and Great Little Stories in my blog list) and thought that I might give it a shot as well.  I figured it would be a great way to share my interest, make new friends, and improve my writing. Hopefully, I will be able to put to use some of the suggestions from Blogging for Dummies.