- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (August 15, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0764549626
- ISBN-13: 978-0764549625
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.7 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 11 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,139,928 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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&contains everything you need to know to get started&a wealth of useful background information and insights&an excellent introduction to weblogs& -- Knowledge Management, November 2002
"&an excellent introduction to web logs&" -- Knowledge Management, September 2002
"&this book will help you get started&" -- PC Utilities, December 2002
"...If you want to get into blogging then this book is useful...a practical how-to instruction book..." -- Managing Information, May 2003
"...a quintessential guide to this worldwide phenomenon..." (Gurteen Knowledge Management, 24 September 2002)
"...an excellent introduction to web logs..." (Knowledge Management, September 2002)
"...this book will help you get started..." (PC Utilities, December 2002)
"...contains everything you need to know to get started...a wealth of useful background information and insightsan excellent introduction to weblogs..." (Knowledge Management, November 2002)
a wealth of information for the person who is interested in weblogseasy to read and contains useful informationa handy companion..." (M2 Telecomworldwire, 20 November 2002)
"...If you want to get into blogging then this book is usefula practical how-to instruction book..." (Managing Information, May 2003)
"...overall this is a good read..." (Computer Bulletin, July 2003)
"...a wealth of information for the person who is interested in weblogs...easy to read and contains useful informationa¦a handy companion..." -- M2 Telecomworldwire, 20 November 2002
"...an excellent introduction to web logs..." -- Knowledge Management, September 2002
"...contains everything you need to know to get starteda¦a wealth of useful background information and insights...an excellent introduction to weblogs..." -- Knowledge Management, November 2002
"...overall this is a good read..." -- Computer Bulletin, July 2003
"...this book will help you get started..." -- PC Utilities, December 2002
If you want to get into blogging then this book is useful; a practical how-to instruction book... -- Managing Information, May 2003
From the Back Cover
Your Complete Guide to Creating and Maintaining Weblogs
Weblogs offer an exciting new way to voice your opinions, share ideas with others, and help your business grow. Written by a team of weblog pioneers-the people who helped create Blogger and the MetaFilter community blog-this book shows you how to build, evolve and automate weblogs for personal and business use.
We Blog begins with a complete overview of blog history, the different kinds of weblogs that exist today, and more. It further explains how to create, expand, and promote your own blog, from getting the most out of a variety of blogging tools and services to building a blog for business and expanding your audience through syndication.
Packed with insider advice, practical exercises, and illuminating interviews, We Blog is your indispensable guide to the world of weblogs.
Build Your Own Blog Today and Get Connected
* Create your first blog in just a few minutes
* Find out about team blogs and business blogs
* Learn how to use six popular blogging tools
* Make blogging even easier with an automated weblog system
* Add a comment system to connect with your audience
* Build your audience by promoting or syndicating your blog
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Paul, Matt, and Meg have a very readable style. I wish they would write more books...
I think the book did an excellent job of covering the basics of a Weblog, but that it was far too Blogger-centric. [This is a somewhat forgivable offense, as pb, Meg, and Matt were all Pyra employees at the time.]
A second edition of the book would be interesting; like most any technically-oriented book, it hasn't aged very well in terms of specific applications of Weblog technology.
That said, don't mistake "serious" for boring. The text is very reader-friendly, and the all important "how-to" sections, which cover not only blog creation, but an in-depth look at some of the most popular blog tools, are extremely helpful.
If you buy only one book about blogging, you can't go wrong with this one. I bought it in addition to Biz Stone's "Blogging: Genius Strategies for Instant Web Content." Of the two, I like Stone's book a little better, which is why I give this one only 4 stars. My preference is based solely on the fact that Stone's book is a bit more concise and amusing. Still, for comparisons of the various blog tools, this book can't be beat. This is quite a compliment, considering that the authors are some of the key folks behind, or associated with, the Blogger.com technology. Their even-handed analysis of the other major tools is thus all the more credible and helpful.
The authors don't stop there, though. They add coverage of all kinds of alternative uses of blog technology, from corporate marketing to blogging for team building. Then they round out the book with chapters on how to publicise and market your own blog, and how to become part of the blogging community. The book also has a chapter on how blogs work, although it seems a bit one-sided, only really covering how one blog system works.
This book is a rounded and well-balanced coverage of all aspects of blogging. It's a little too tied to specific technology, and lacks some raw enthusiasm and sparkle, but still a great book for the first-time blogger.
Now for the goodies: It's a readable book. I read every word without losing interest in it. That's something I could rarely say about a book that describes any technology. It tells the story of blogging, from the earliest days until the day it was published. There are tons of useful links in it and even a database design scheme, to show us how simple a blogging tool basically is. From a business point of view, there isn't much to read about, except for the fact that using weblogs in a business environment is something only few have done so far to tell about it. The book saved me a lot of googling, blog reading and note taking. It holds a massive amount of important links to useful web resources for bloggers and/or researchers. The book has a companion website in [...]
Admittedly, the authors might take this blogging stuff a bit too seriously. But they explained how the tools work, how to get started, and how to get beyond the basics. I was able to create a new blog, get it hosted, and added a comment system. I plan to tackle templates next.
If you are looking for a short, easy, hands-on read for the nuts and bolts of blogging, this one does the trick.