The Huffington Post Complete Guide to Blogging

The Huffington Post Complete Guide to Blogging

by The editors of the Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington
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The Huffington Post Complete Guide to Blogging 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
ChrisWilde More than 1 year ago
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Perfect for both Bloggers and Non-Bloggers.

Reader will enjoy and easily learn from friendly highly-informative content. Well balanced view even includes avoiding wrong reasons. Well written with facts, good ideas and help. It also reveals why the shy or wary may have the best chance for blogging success.

Arianna Huffington is a true blogging evangelist. Her team and worldwide bloggers made publishing history. In this book they focus on two viewpoints, blogging philosophy and technical advice.

1. This book explores the human reasons for blogging. The book becomes inspiring when it reveals that passion, more than skill, brings purpose and success. Non-bloggers be warned, creative feelings may stir.

2. This book has an easy-to-follow teaching style that makes the introductory steps a natural progression. Overall, the book is an intelligent "how-to" packed with advice and information. Instructions are clear. Examples and resource lists are plentiful.

My favorite surprise was the last chapter under ¿best of.¿ Here are 30 real-life example blogs. Reading them creates an easy launching pad to new ideas and untapped potentials in online publishing.

I've given this book as a gift. I¿d recommend it to anyone curious or serious about blogging. The information is suitable for blogs that are personal, business, political, sport, hobby, spiritual, funny or anything that human passion can explore.
Book_Maven_Reviews More than 1 year ago
Aha! Just what we need, right? I guess so. That is one thing that fame can bring you-the right to comment on whatever you want. Who would know better than Huffington Post? Not many. Here is a book by the number one blog on the Internet about blogging. The book offers insights into blogging from how to get started to how to participate in the blogosphere. But don't let the cover fool you-it showcases famous celebrities from entertainment and politics as contributors to the book. Those contributions amount to little more than short blurbs-the equivalent of a comment on a blog in some cases. That was slightly irritating. I am a huge fan of Larry David. When I saw his name on the cover, I thought I was in for delightful distraction. But Larry David's contribution to this book is merely six shorts lines-as is Al Franken's. Bill Maher's is thirteen and Steve Martin's is eight. Only Steve Martin's name was not included on the cover as "Also Featuring." So there's a little hype here. There are no real blogging secrets revealed in this book. Everything about blogging in it could be gleaned from any blog site (WordPress, etc) on the web. In fact, the success of The Huffington Post is most completely related to the Rolodex and relationships of Arianna Huffington-both decidedly non-tech and non-duplicatable. So Huff Posts greatest secrets-such as how to get Barack Obama to blog on your site-remain locked away in Arianna's Brentwood manse. What the book does very well is discuss the power of blogging by discussing the evolution of Huffington Post in some detail. It gives a fairly decent argument for the citizen journalist and suggest that anyone can do it. I don't know if that's sage advice or not, but if everyone follows the rules laid down herein, the blogosphere will be a much more coherent place. Overall, it does make a good reference book.
El_Filosofico More than 1 year ago
Arianna really opens the eyes of a beginning blogger here. She offers a detailed history of blogging and explains the dramatic impact the blogosphere has had on contemporary issues, politics and the world as we see it. As a new blogger, I found this book had just the nuts and bolts I needed to overcome my fears, dare to suck, and begin telling my corner of the world what I think.
BillyHendrix More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book/guide. It was very helpful as I have just launched a blog. The creation of Huffington Post is incredible in itself!!!
DustinFarris More than 1 year ago
This is a great entry-level guide to blogging. Written by the elite bloggers over at Huffington Post, this book provides everything you'll need to get started. It covers blogging tools like WordPress and BlogSpot, writing styles, and even a little search engine optimization. Well worth the money.
DBellin716 More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book for those interested in blogging and those just curious to learn how Ms. Huffington successfully cornered the market on informative news and political blogging. It's easy to read, humorous, and timely. Great read!
EricPatel More than 1 year ago
The book is structured into 3 parts:

* Part I: The Nuts and Bolts of Blogging
* Part II: The Blog Revolution is Here! Be a Part of It.
* Part III: The Huffington Post Resources Section

I bought this book because I wanted to gain some guidelines and insights into how to effectively blog and because of the notoriety of the Huffington Post (this site and the Drudge Report are the 2 sites I usually check daily).

Blogging is simply writing. If you were to do the audio equivalent it would be podcasting; the video equivalent, video podcasting. Not being much of a writer I originally postponed my calling until this month when not only did I start a family blog but a personal one as well. I discovered that I had a lot to say and blogging was an easy way to get my thoughts out to others.

My favorite takeaways from the book include:

* what to write about
* anatomy of a blog post
* Bob Creamer's blogging tips
* Huffington Post's blogging rules
* best practices for building community

Nearly 50% of the book (Parts II and III) talks about the makings of the Huffington Post (34 pp.), how the blogosphere is remaking the media (22 pp.), and resources (56 pp.) contains resources: HuffPost's blogroll, glossary, URL resources and example HuffPost blogs (I quickly skimmed over Part III). Unfortunately while these parts were interesting and informative they did little to provide me with the tips and specifics I was looking for.

I'm sure there are other blogging books available but if you're looking for a current, inexpensive, and easy-to-read book on blogging look no further. You may want to focus on the first half of the book (Part I) and then refer to Parts II and III when needed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My mom writes in it im so proud of her love her awesome blogs
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Makin' a blog. Call me HighGloria4000.My blog has some requirements. Type:Info If you post: If you have questions,FYI: I'm only 8. My blog is on this book. Review me!!!!!!!!!