A blog is a great way to let the world know more about your products and services, but it also allows you to connect more with the people who are interested in your niche. For businesses, social enterprises and nonprofits, a blog can be a powerful tool to keep in touch with people.
Many people have a hard time getting around the whole blogging thing, and how to manage it and use it effectively. I’ve been running this blog at MatthewAlberto.com for over a year now, and let me tell you that it is both challenging and rewarding. There have been many times when I have thought to give it up, especially in the early days, but I trudged on, and I’ve been able to connect with and help many people across the world.
I’ve even been able to connect with you!
One of the many inspirations for blogging that I’ve had is ProBlogger – an Aussie blogger from Melbourne, who is a master in his craft. He has his own book out, which can help you, and I have my own copy of it myself. There’s also free tips on his website.
Review of 31 Days to Build a Better Blog
31 Days to Build a Better Blog is a downloadable e book that was originally designed for bloggers to work through over a month’s time. However, the book is being used in a variety of unconventional ways, including intense training with bloggers setting aside weekends or weeks to go through multiple tasks at once. Some bloggers prefer to take their time with each challenge, making the original 1 day tasks into 1 week tasks, while others are using the tasks again and again each month as a monthly routine for their blogging.
The book can also be used as an inspirational resource that can be dipped into on an occasional basis. The e book is designed for bloggers at different stages of their blogging career, including those who have just started a blog but don’t know what to do next, those who have had a blog for a while but it’s growth has stalled, and bloggers who are lacking inspiration.
31 Days to Build a Better Blog Workbook
31 Days to Build a Better Blog is the brainchild of Darren Rowse at Problogger. It is considered by many to be one of the best series on blogging for money ever created, and the downloadable e book is designed in a practical workbook format to help readers revitalize their blog through a sequence of 31 tasks.
Applying this advice carefully can help any blogger to turn their blog into the powerhouse they’ve always dreamed of, using a two pronged approach to teaching that is designed in a very hands-on format where you learn by doing. The workbook is not designed for would-be bloggers who have yet to start a blog, although it could be useful background reading for them as well. It doesn’t cover the details of setting up a blog.