Jun 17, 2013
Born to Blog: Building Your Blog for Personal and Business Success One Post at a Time, A Review
Mark Schaefer and Stanford Smith wrote very well in their book, Born to Blog: Building Your Blog for Personal and Business Success One Post at a Time. I have a personal blog and learned a lot about how to manage the blog and about how to continue to grow it successfully. I learned of the importance of dreaming in blogging.
I'm much more of a teaching and storyteller blogger, so using my blog to dream is a new concept for me. I dream a lot of the time. I just don't publish them for the world to see.
Schaefer and Smith give little snippets of their own experiences throughout the book. They also provide concise "Take Action" sections to apply what the chapter has been written about. One of the "Take Actions" that I intend to do is to write everyday, even if I'm publishing less frequently.
I've read a lot of how to blog books. This is the most comprehensive one I've read. There's chapters on all sorts of interesting bits of blogging, mostly related to corporate blogging. That information is still useful to the personal bloggers like me, though.
I gave the book 5/5 stars because I really thought it was awesome. I looked forward to reading it, and I didn't want it to end.
I received a free copy of the book from the publisher through the NetGalley review program in exchange for my honest opinion.