{Review} The Elements of Blogging

It’s 2014 and everyone knows what a blog is. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting your first blog, a common question is, “Where do I start?”

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of books about how to blog: tips about things like creating a domain, SEO, choosing a theme (or designing your own), etc. All of these are important but what if you don’t care about generating thousands of hits to your site or are overwhelmed by all this stuff you have to apparently learn to run a successful blog? Then look no further than The Elements of Blogging by Jacob Miller (kineticbear.com).

In The Elements of Blogging, blogging is boiled down to the basics – content. From tips for coming up with ideas, harnessing creativity and imagination, and most of all the motivation to keep up blogging, Jacob’s book will endlessly inspire. Interspersed throughout the book are stories from fellow bloggers (including yours truly*) about how they got started blogging.

True to Jacob’s style on his blog, Kinetic Bear, the ideas in this book are presented as suggestions and guidelines rather than rules and can be a helpful, refreshing reminder for bloggers who might feel as if blogging (and successful blogging) has become determined by traffic and numbers, not quality and content. If there was a self-help book for bloggers, this is it.

You can buy The Elements of Blogging on iBooks and Amazon, or download it as a pay-what-you-want PDF. Learn more about Jacob’s book here.

*I was one of the first readers of The Elements of Blogging, as well as one of the people who helped edit it and contributed my story. I am not paid to write this review. I am simply sharing a great book by a friend.

Written and published with Desk Publishing Machine.

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