Blogging for Bliss: Crafting Your Own Online Journal: A Guide for Crafters, Artists & Creatives of all Kinds

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Today’s crafting community is online, connected, and blissfully blogging about their work and ideas. Blogging is hot in this highly creative world—and here is the only how-to book aimed directly at them. Everyone from knitters and beaders to scrapbookers and altered artists will find the practical information and visual inspiration they need to create an artful online journal.

Thanks to hundreds of gorgeous screen grabs from the very best blogs, a thorough introduction to the ...

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Overview

Today’s crafting community is online, connected, and blissfully blogging about their work and ideas. Blogging is hot in this highly creative world—and here is the only how-to book aimed directly at them. Everyone from knitters and beaders to scrapbookers and altered artists will find the practical information and visual inspiration they need to create an artful online journal.

Thanks to hundreds of gorgeous screen grabs from the very best blogs, a thorough introduction to the tools of the trade, and instructions that virtually take you by the hand, even beginners will swiftly go from blank screen to colorful, enticing pages. Those who already have a blog, but want to enhance their presence on the Web, will learn how to add banners and graphics, take the perfect shots, crop and size photos, establish links, and attract an audience of eager readers.

Best of all, readers will meet some of the web’s most popular creative bloggers, including Alicia Paulson (Posie Gets Cozy), Gabreial Wyatt (Vintage Indie), Emily Martin (Inside A Black Apple), Lidy Baars (Little French Garden House), Heather Bullard (Vintage Inspired Living), and Serena Thompson and Teri Edwards (The Farm Chicks).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600595110
  • Publisher: Lark Crafts
  • Publication date: 8/4/2009
  • Pages: 156
  • Sales rank: 586,586
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Since 2004, TARA FREY’s blog Tara Frey {typing out loud} (www.tarafrey.com) has inspired thousands with its honest, well-written, and often funny prose about subjects both professional and personal. Her blog was honored as a Typepad Favorite Blog in November 2008 and receives more than 6,000 hits a day. Her articles about the lives and blogs of creative bloggers appear regularly in Romantic Homes, Romantic Country, and Artful Blogging. Readers can connect with her at www.bloggingforbliss.com.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2009

    Blogging for Bliss is not a Blissful experience. Very Dissapointing

    There was so much hype about this book by the author, Tara Frey, on her blog that pales in comparison to soooo many other blogs, most others in the blogging world. This clearly is an amateur's attempt at writing a book about a less than intelligent topic. Blogging is as simple as ABC and 123 and one does not require a book on how to do it, certainly not this book that was a waste of my money. All it does is advertise other blogs and provide a glossary, google will do just fine for any definitions and it is free! The author also likes to pose for pictures, not necessary to have a blog. Dissapointing to say the least, an unecessary purchase and I and others are surprised this was picked up by a publisher!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    Truly Blissful Blogging

    Great inspiration. Not as much "tutorial" as I would have liked, but what is there is excellent. The links to other instructional web sites are useful.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 9, 2010

    An Inspiration for Those Thinking of Starting a Blog

    I enjoyed reading this book. It has some great photos and valuable advice. The only problem was that I found that I wanted to get on my computer and look up the different blogs that were featured in the book. After looking at the other blogs and reading what the author had to say, I found myself wanting to start my own personal blog. I have finally started my blog, but it seems to be a lot more work than depicted in the book. But, I enjoy it.

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  • Posted September 4, 2009

    Tara nailed it!

    Blogging for Bliss is not only for the beginner blogger but for the advanced as well. As a crafter, this book is just what I needed. It's beautiful, inspiring, yet informative at the same time. And I love the bloggers featured throughout the book. It's interesting to see what blogs they read and what inspires them. I highly recommend this book for beginners to experts in the creative blogging world!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2013

    For starters, Blogging for Bliss is a visual masterpiece. It's a

    For starters, Blogging for Bliss is a visual masterpiece. It's artistically and beautifully put together, and for that reason alone it makes a good purchase. However.... the content falls a little short of expectations. Each "chapter" seems to have about a dozen paragraphs worth of content, and then has page after page dedicated to someone else's blog. And while this does take time and effort to interview other bloggers, I was hoping for something more "meaty" to chew on when it comes to blogging about crafting. Furthermore, what I find ironic is that the author of a book about blogging has only posted eight (yes, I counted although it's technically 7 as one post is dedicated to her daughter's photos) articles to her own blog since January 2010, and this book was published in August 2009.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2010

    Great Book

    Beautiful book with great photos and information for starting your blog. Fun to read and easy to read. Highly recommend!!!

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  • Posted March 13, 2010

    Useful information buried in the story - not exactly my bliss

    I purchased Tara Frey's book on blogging because I am a novice and wanted information on how to set up a blog, the various types and uses and basically, whether this is the right medium for me. The information is there, but it's like reading her diary to get to it all. I guess Tara's style of writing a "how to" book is much like her style of blogging, while my tendency leans more to the graphic. More photos, fewer stories. If you enjoy the tale as much as the happy ending, this may be just the thing for you. Once I got to the "meat" that I was looking for, I took notes and used Tara's suggestions and resources to come up with my own template and plan. It's a pretty book, and if you have the time and willingness to read it from cover to cover, it can be informative as well.

    In the "I Also Recommend" section of the B&N online review page, it is necessary to do a search on the product that I would like to suggest to readers of this review. Unfortunately, the magazine that I want to suggest, Artful Blogging: Visually Inspiring Online Journals (by Somerset Studios), does not come up on a search. This is very odd, since I purchase the magazine at my local Barnes & Noble.

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  • Posted September 26, 2009

    Blogging for Bliss

    Very good book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2009

    Inspiration

    For a beginner blogger it was great!

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