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Bloggers Boot Camp: Learning How to Build, Write, and Run a Successful Blog

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  • Posted October 27, 2011

    Another snarky review

    What a disappointment! I bought the book at a brick and mortar BN store at 40% off because it looked like a topic in which I am interested. 80% off would still be stretching the value. There are some good topics (Ethics Problems and How to Solve Them), but the writing style shows professionalism of an older journalistic style is bygone. The author(s) seem to consider themselves journalists and also capable of being writing instructors. Ha-ha. That's not to say they do not or cannot make money doing what they do. I can only imagine a drippy nosed, baggy pants with underwear showing, big-billed baseball style cap on sideways advisor with the latest half factual gossip and hype. The book wreaks of immaturity and addiction to faddishness. It bills itself as a How to Build, Write, and Manage a blog. There was not much good information on building. Uuhh. Get a good digital camera (p. 45). Uh, get a computer and an internet connection (p. 42). On writing (p. 52), they actually advise "But don't let what happened to you in English class affect you at all." Huh? Does that mean to not let an inability to express yourself clearly thwart jumping into the fray of written opinions? Well, that is just encouragement to flood the web world with more poor quality communication. These same bozos actually say, "We are real journalists breaking real news" (intro xv). I don't doubt at Gizmodo they get real news. But, "real journalists"? Gimme a break. (would someone give the guy with the runny nose a tissue?) These guys rightly say, "There's a difference between amatuer and amatuerish work." (p. 1). The guys are professionals who produce amatuerish work. An example is that there is little focus on a specific audience. Or, they imagine the whole world of people interested in blogging consist of techie geeks or hobbie enthusiasts. They also rightly note that the change in media supports short reads then go on to encourage 1,000 word a day babbles. Better to say nothing than to waste my time! I'll come back to visit if I know you really have something to say. You can see in the style that these guys do know how to BS their way to reach a certain number of words. There is a lot of repetition, non-instructional repetition. But if popular "filler" is what you want to produce, then maybe this book will work for you. I was also introduced to the word "snarky" -- repeatedly. So this opinion is meant to be "snarky" as they advise their readers to be.

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