I’m fairly new to this blogging world that has all of a sudden started taking over my life – in a good addiction sort of way! As I am at the beginning of my journey as a ‘blogger’, for Christmas I asked for a blogging book. I wanted to really understand and get a good grasp on the basics of blogging and see what other people were doing to drive traffic to their blogs and find out about the different writing styles etc etc.
I came across ‘Blogging for Creatives’ by Robin Houghton, the reviews were fantastic, my only concern was that it might be too basic. I already had my blog designed, set up and launched so I thought two or three chapters would be irrelevant, however, the rest of the content looked exactly what I was after so, I added it to my Christmas list.
When I opened this book up on Christmas Day I couldn’t wait to read it.
[On a side note, I also need to credit Wool and the Gang for my second favourite Christmas present in the photo above! I’m in love with their accessories. Do I give Cara Delevingne a run for her money?!]
Anyway, back to book! The book looks great, really fresh, strong layout, engaging images and blog examples. I don’t read many books but this was really easy to follow, the instructions were clear, concise and is a fantastic read for beginners.
Even though I had quite a lot of prior knowledge, this book confirmed I was doing things correctly, filled me with confidence and I learnt so much. I have just finished reading the book today and I now have two full pages of actions to help improve my blog through design and content, increase engagement, plus I learnt new ways to drive traffic to my blog which is such valuable information.
This book is the perfect leap pad to blog success and is a really useful starting guide for any blogger, especially those into design, art and crafting, as the examples given are all taken from these fields. The book is written in such a way that all the content can be applied to all bloggers no matter what their field and I’m pretty sure even the most experienced bloggers could learn something new from this book.
This book has many helpful tips on getting started, the tools and technology, content, promotion, being social, turning visitors into cash and much more. I highly recommend all bloggers read this book, even if you think you know what you’re doing!
You can buy this book for approx. £10 from Amazon – Blogging for Creatives
I’m now on the search for my next book to buy. Do you have any recommendations? Comment below to share your book suggestions…