Wednesday, April 22, 2009

411 for Bloggers

I’ve been blogging for 16 months now and I began my blog like I begin most projects:
Ready ………..Fire……...Aim

My daughter loaned me a book when I started, Blogging With Moxie, which I did read. (I got a great chocolate pie recipe from that book! Really!)

But I’ve learned most of what I know through just doing it. I’ve still had questions like the one I posed a few weeks ago, “Shouldn’t I be backing up my blog, just in case??” (Responses indicated no one else had a plan on that either.)

Michelle Mitchell at Scribbet has written a fabulous 175 page e-Book called Blogging in Pink: A Woman’s Guide that you can download from her site FREE! Here’s a few of the chapter titles:

* How to Be a More Efficient Blogger
* The Ten Commandments of Blogging
* Ten Housekeeping Tips for Your Blog
* Technorati in a Nutshell

If you’re anything like me, you NEED this book! Thanks to Michelle for such a concise, practical guide to questions we’ve all had at one time or another.

Speaking of free books, I have to give a shout out to Patrice for the book I just received. I won a signed copy of the new book Net Trigger by Mark Gregory. Thanks, Patrice!


Protege said...

I guess I am still very much a novice to blogging, with my 9 months, but I too just dived in without any previous knowledge and I learned as I went along.
Still, as with everything else, although practice makes perfect, a little bit of help and advice along the way is always beneficial. I will check out the books you recommend.;))

Sassy Granny ... said...

Super cool! Thank you

Mocha with Linda said...

Wow. That's great! Thanks for the tip.

My ADHD Me said...

This sounds like something I could use AND it can be downloaded for free!


Susan D said...

Thanks for the e-book info. I already downloaded it and will be reading it as soon as class is over for the semester. Blessings, SusanD

Shelly W said...

Wow! Thanks for the link. I'm going to download it too.

Renna said...

Thanks for the blogging book guide link. I need all the help I can get. My computer geek friend who helped me set up my blog just closed hers down to return to college full time. She was my guru, and now that she's so busy, I'm in this thing alone. Ack!

I've been concerned about not backing up my blog, too, but haven't been able to make sense of what I've found by googling around. I need details in laymens terms, in other words, it needs to be in dummy-eze!

Ballerina Girl said...

I learn as you go with blogging. I do appreciate the tips that you have given us though! They always help too :)


jacjewelry said...

I haven't yet read Michelle's book, but I am sure it's fantastic like the rest of her writing!

I back up my blog entries in MS Word... does that count?!

My ADHD Me said...


After the man gave me the sandwich, I said are you trying to tempt me? Because I come from the land of plenty.

OK, I haven't really been to Brussels. They were lyrics from a song.

Vegemite- a dark brown paste made from yeast extract. It tastes similar to boullion. Spreads like peanut butter. BLECH.

Have a great day. :)

Merrie said...

Good morning! Thanks for the encouragement on my blog. I will take the day (tomorrow - since I have no grandkids to watch) and make it "my" day and do what I please!
I love to know that there are things that are around to help with blogging. I'll check them out. Thanks! and congratulations on winning the book!

Greg C said...

That was supposed to be my book, LOL But I am glad you won it. Thanks for the info on blogging. I didn't know there was any info on the subject.

Saleslady371 said...

Thank you so much for this tip. When I get home, I'm sure I will download on my pc and learn how to do this! I love the friends I've made on line. I was thinking of you yesterday and couldn't seem to find you, but you visited me today and I was so happy! I hope you put the feed codes on your blog page so I can get your posts!


sara said...

this sounds like something I need to read!!! thanks!

Chatty Kelly said...

Thanks for the tip on the book. I read my sister's comment about downloading it. I expect an email from her any moment asking me to downlaod it for her, or asking how to down load files. LOL!

Have a great day!

Scribbit said...

Thanks so much for the shout out! I really appreciate this!

Anonymous said...

I just "found" Michelle's book today. I think it's just what I need to breathe some new life into the ol' blog!