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Expert Blogging: How to Build A Blog for Readers [Kindle Edition]

Nick Thacker
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Book Description

Have you tried blogging to build your platform, author brand, or business, but can't seem to generate traffic? Have you struggled with how to build a blog that really attracts attention? 

Expert Blogging features 101 questions and feedback meant to inspire, guide, and channel your blogging vision, from leading prolific and well-known bloggers, including:

  • Jeff Goins (author of Wrecked,

  • James Chartrand (Men With Pens)

  • Joanna Penn (The Creative Penn)

  • Dan Blank (We Grow Media)

  • Matt Gartland (Winning Edits)

  • Danny Iny (Firepole Marketing)

  • Pat Flynn (Smart Passive Income

  • ...and more!

In the  world of blogging, there are no "get rich schemes." There are no "guaranteed answers." 

But asking the "right" questions can mean the difference between a blog that grows and makes money, and a blog that flops. 

Expert Blogging: How to Build A Blog for Readers is a short book that helps you ask the right questions. Your blogging and platform success depends on asking--and answering--the right questions, and there are 101 of them right here.

Based on experience, data, and testing blogging strategies to build an online platform, this blogging guide is a great resource for the new and veteran bloggers alike.

If you want to learn how to build a blog that works--grab a copy of Expert Blogging today!

Editorial Reviews


"The Go-To Bible for Blogging" - J. E. Wagner

"Building A Blog For Readers is a very comprehensive collection of thought provoking and actionable tips for writers to consider before launching a blog. Although, BaBR can also help experienced bloggers consider things they may have overlooked." - Timothy Moon

"A Comprehensive and Practical Guide for Bloggers of All Levels" - Kathleen Pooler

Product Details

  • File Size: 200 KB
  • Print Length: 59 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Turtleshell Press; 3 edition (July 1, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0086QQ5DG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
Nick Thacker's unique approach set me up to take responsibility for my part in the process of building my own business. I easily related the questions to my own experience and wished I had this guide when I first started blogging three years ago. The questions listed provided a solid framework for approaching my own business plan. The questions are practical, clear and logical. The language is simple , direct and realistic.
Though much of the information was familiar, I learned a few new terms just by perusing this once-i.e., pillar content, USP. Also I have heard about and plan to check that out. So it served to reinforce what I already know while motivating me to search deeper.

The author practices what he preaches by adding value in an engaging, approachable way.

The testimonies of all the probloggers listed reinforced everything he listed adding credibility to his material. It is clear that blogging is hard work and success will be dependent upon an individual's willingness to accept the responsibility for the time and effort it will take.

The author did a great job. It is professional in appearance and tone and forces the reader to honestly look at what level of commitment they are willing to make. I highly recommend this comprehensive reference on blogging as a business and feel it appeals to writers and bloggers of all levels.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The 'Go-To Bible for Blogging' May 28, 2012
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Mr. Nick Thacker, where were you when I first started my blog? I absolutely loved "Building a Blog For Readers..." First, as I read, I could not stop thinking how my husband and a friend of mine, both embarking on new blogs, need to read this manifesto sooner than later. The tips/strategies you provide are easily essential to developing a successful, sufficient, and sustaining blog.

While I read, I actually developed ideas for my own blog that I feel are necessary for it to remain afloat and true to why I started it in the first place. I developed a vision as to what it needs to look like and what to focus on in the future. This is huge. I have been struggling with idea development for weeks, unable to pin point exactly what my blog needs.

When I read your manifesto, my two-year-old was sitting next to me watching Blue's Clues on my iPod. He never once interrupted me and he did not have to because I was able to read though the pages quickly. The organization of tips reads smoothly and builds accordingly. Everything makes sense. I love it. My blogging experience had not involved me reading books on blogging. Therefore, I can honestly see your manifesto becoming my "go to bible for blogging".

Finally, I truly enjoyed the input you included from other successful bloggers. It helped to show how blogging could be a successful venture, even for me, as long as the blogger (myself included) dedicates a certain amount of time, focus, and passion into it. In regards to what your manifesto still needs, I am not one to ask. I am only still learning what a blog needs and you are the first person to point me in the right direction. Thank you for that.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Building a Blog for Readers August 14, 2012
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This little book was a big disappointment for me. Lots of high volume sales pitch & hype, but no quality input on writing and designing a Blog.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Actionable Tips For Bloggers June 11, 2012
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Building A Blog For Readers is a very comprehensive collection of thought provoking and actionable tips for writers to consider before launching a blog. Although, BaBR can also help experienced bloggers consider things they may have overlooked.

The book is quick and easy to read. As I read through the book, I had to stop a few times and write down some notes. This is one of those books that you will find yourself referencing time and time again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Questions! December 31, 2012
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Nick Thacker has compiled a great list of questions you need to ask yourself before you launch your blog. From the "visionary" to the semi-technical, answering these questions will give your blog, should you decide to proceed, a firm foundation. This isn't a how to book. It is more of a why do I want to book. Spend an evening or two with the book before you throw yourself NEC deep into the blogosphere.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Multi-faceted blog blueprint - great thought starter August 19, 2012
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Building a blog is no small task. It takes creative vision, tactical know-how, and plain old butt-in-seat work.
One of the hardest parts is knowing where to start.

Nick Thacker's ebook, Building a Blog for Readers, is a great thought-starter that provides new and seasoned bloggers alike with a solid framework of 101 questions they should be asking as they embark on the blogger's journey. The book is organized into seven sections: Vision, Purpose, Strategy, Tactical, Structure, Personal/Lifestyle, and Inspiration From Other Writers. Within each of the first six sections, Thacker provides a series of questions and accompanying advice. The final section includes excerpts from the writings of several successful bloggers on topics like Listening, Promotion, Relationships, and Time Management.

Thacker does a thorough job of considering many of the high-level and detailed questions that a blogger should consider. The ebook is a fairly quick read - condensing a lot of expertise and experience into easily scannable pages. I also like the way the questions are organized - breaking things into these categories and then arranging them in a roughly chronological order (based on which questions you should consider first and so on) - because it helps wrap the reader's mind around the big picture and delivers some long-range perspective.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars A good starting point
This book is a good starting point for someone new to blogging. It is like a business plan for blogging. More philosophy than nuts and bolts. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Quick Read and Great Information
Love this book. I already have a blog, and am a writer. But, this book really gave me some great tips about my blogging. Read more
Published on April 12, 2013 by Pamela Steele
4.0 out of 5 stars Informative and helpful
And a pretty nice read. Full of great information and ideas. Easy to read and understand and full of ideas that I plan to use in the future.
Published on January 5, 2013 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Good stuff this
I almost wish I bought this in hard form instead of electronic. Regardless, this is a book for someone to clarify why they want to blog. Read more
Published on December 11, 2012 by V. Older
5.0 out of 5 stars Great resource
Full of helpful tips and tricks for blogging. The Blogger questions at the end add to the value as well.
Published on December 1, 2012 by Will
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for bloggers
As a first time blogger, this book was extremely helpful! It outlines everything that you need to know in order to plan out and create a blogging platform. Read more
Published on September 6, 2012 by Cheryl
5.0 out of 5 stars All the important questions!
First, I bought Nick Thacker's "Welcome Home: The Author's Guide to Building A Marketing Home Base. Read more
Published on August 23, 2012 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! Clear, Concise, In-Depth Thinking
Nick Thacker's "Building A Blog Readers Love" is outstanding.

I loved the clean simple layout. Read more
Published on June 12, 2012 by Rob Still
5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of ways to help you blog better
Having been working on my own blog for over four years I thought this book might not contain much information I could use. Read more
Published on June 11, 2012 by Diana Brandmeyer
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More About the Author

Nick Thacker is an author of fiction (thrillers, action/adventure, etc.) novels and nonfiction books. His first novel, The Golden Crystal, was published in 2013 by Turtleshell Press, and his second, The Depths, was published in 2014.

He lives in a cabin on a mountain in Colorado with his wife, two dogs, and a tortoise, and enjoys skiing, brewing beer, golfing, and of course writing. Read more about Nick (and learn about the writing and self-publishing world) at his blog,


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