Blog Wonderful is a guide to blogging. It's written by Dana Fox, the brain behind the magnificent blog, The Wonder Forest. I've been following Dana's blog for a while now and it's one of the most informative and inspiring blogs out there. She shares really awesome blogging tips, especially when it comes to tech-related issues. So, I suggest you quickly zip over and follow her blog (before you forget), come back and read this review, okay?
I wish I had found and read this e-book when I first started blogging! Okay, I lie. This e-book hadn't been written yet when I first started. Drat! It would have saved me a couple years' worth of trial and error. Dana had taken the liberty of documenting what worked/did not work for her during her first year of blogging. She then compiled everything into this neat little book. If you've just started blogging or are thinking of doing so, I highly recommend you read this guide. It'll take a lot of the guesswork out for you.
You might think, "What if this is all a trick? A con?" I can vouch for Dana. I am not a pro, nor am I a beginner. What I do know is that I find myself agreeing with 99% of the advice that Dana gives in Blog Wonderful. Sorry, I can't remember what that 1% was. I found that the things she mentioned that are "must-do's" for blogging, are things that I'd already worked out myself and am currently practising.
So, what if you've been blogging for a while now? Is this e-book still worth buying and reading? My answer is: it depends. If you've got well over 500 followers, chances are you know what works for you and you're on the right track. If you're like me, still struggling and in need of a bit of help, then give this e-book a try. Even though many of the nuggets of wisdom weren't new to me, it was reassuring to find out that I'm doing a few things right.
I won't say anymore about Blog Wonderful because it'll ruin the fun of reading it. Once you start reading it, you won't put your iPod/iPad/iPhone/etc down until you've finished it. It's a very light and easy read. Dana writes in a very casual yet logical way. I felt like she was actually talking to me and teaching me in person. Blog Wonderful costs a reasonable USD6.99. If you're interested in getting yourself a copy, you can purchase it here.
And just in case you're wondering, this is not a sponsored post.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
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