Blogging For Dummies

Blogging For Dummies

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by Amy Lupold Bair, Susannah Gardner
     
 

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Learn to:

  • Choose blogging software and set up your blog
  • Create good blog content and avoid spam
  • Dress up your blog with video and explore vlogging
  • Use a blog to build relationships with customers

Want to start blogging? Have a blog that could be better? You've come to the right book!

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Overview

Learn to:

  • Choose blogging software and set up your blog
  • Create good blog content and avoid spam
  • Dress up your blog with video and explore vlogging
  • Use a blog to build relationships with customers

Want to start blogging? Have a blog that could be better? You've come to the right book!

If you've been thinking about starting a blog, today's the day! This book shows you how to launch a hosted blog in about 10 minutes. And if you've already started blogging but want to improve your technique, keep reading. Learn to target your content, use video and podcasting, market your blog, monetize it, and use it to promote your business.

  • Start your adventure — get acquainted with the blogosphere, decide on a topic, and learn blogging essentials
  • Select software — follow step-by-step instructions to set up your blog using Blogger, WordPress, Tumblr, or Squarespace
  • Tune it up — decide what goes on your blog, get ideas from other bloggers, and learn how to appeal to your audience
  • Content is king — learn what your audience wants, how long your posts should be, when to post, and the style that works best
  • More than words — see how to increase readership with photos and podcasts, or experiment with videoblogging
  • Promote your blog — get going with RSS and Twitter and learn to track your stats
  • Blogging for dollars — put ads on your blog, form relationships with sponsors, and use affiliate programs to make a buck

Open the book and find:

  • The easiest way to get started
  • What makes a blog successful
  • Why you should include photos
  • Pros and cons of allowing comments
  • Spam-dodging secrets
  • Tips on increasing readership with forums
  • Business-boosting reasons to blog
  • Ten things every blogger should do

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118712092
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/16/2013
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
408
Sales rank:
204,669
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

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Meet the Author

Amy Lupold Bair owns Resourceful Mommy Media LLC and blogs at resourcefulmommy.com. She's the author of Raising Digital Families For Dummies.

Susannah Gardner was among the editors who launched the first Los Angeles Times website and is coauthor of three previous editions of Blogging For Dummies.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just finished my first pass through Blogging for Dummies. I’m new to blogging and knew nothing. Blogging for Dummies is excellent. It was easy to understand and led me step-by-step. For the first time, I can say, “Check out my blog at: http://jeffbaileyauthor.blogspot.com/. I’m going to go through the book again, more slowly. Jeff Bailey, author of The Defect.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Do you have a blog?do you want an honest opinion on it?then go to Blog res.1&3!im a new blog reviwer,and i talk to you about your blog!it does'nt mader of its a popular blog or not!i love blogs!:)~FunGirl22
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