- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Sams Publishing; 1 edition (January 10, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0672330652
- ISBN-13: 978-0672330650
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.6 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 51 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,535,124 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
This is the first book from Tris Hussey, a long-time technologist, blogger, and writer, who started off as an academic and found tech support much more to his liking. After picking up blogging on a whim in 2004, he quickly became both a professional blogger and a leading expert in business blogging. He has been a part of several Web 2.0 startups from blogging software to blogging agencies and continues to write, blog, teach, and consult. In addition to providing workshops and speaking at conferences, Tris also teaches social media, blogging, podcasting, and WordPress at the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Capilano University. Tris lives and works in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia.
Top customer reviews
That caveat aside I did find the information within the book helpful and can recommend it on that basis. The information with regard to blogging should serve the average person without experience in this area to know how to locate appropriate free blog services and then how to economically move to a dedicated site for a higher profile blog.
Subjects covered in this book progress logically from simple to more complex matters. General advice includes simple story telling methods, how to introduce yourself to the blogosphere in your first post,and how to create an environment that draws people in and makes them feel welcome to converse with you and with one another. From there tips on how to build community and what the differences are between a personal and business blog are explored. Expansion into the realms of podcasting and video blogging is explored. How to build a portfolio to highlight your work in different areas is dealt with and then issues related to exposing your personal life publicly and finally how to actually begin to generate income from your blog.
The tone and pace of the book is light and conversational. The author obviously knows their material and has valuable insight and hints for the process. The scope of the material is fairly broad as noted, above so if you're looking for a focused read on just the traditional blogging element then this book may be too broad. For the newbie just looking to get their feet wet and determine their options, this book material wise should serve just fine. Just get it in hard cover and save yourself the frustration of the Kindle version's unreadable diagrams.
3 stars - 4 on content, 2 on format and then split the difference.