Tara Frey is one of the reasons I blog, she Alicia Paulson, Sheye Rosemeyer and Amanda Soule inspired me to create Violet Posy and take my blogging in a very different direction to where it had been going. So you can imagine how excited and pleased for her I was when I read on her blog that she was writing a book about blogging, and what a book she’s written! My copy of Blogging for Bliss arrived on Friday morning (bought with my own hard earned money!) and I’ve not stopped reading it over and over and I really, really wish I’d written it!
The book is aimed at bloggers of all levels, new and old from setting up a blog from scratch on Blogger, WordPress or Typepad to dealing with advertising and RSS Feeds. There really is something for everyone and she has a section in each chapter introducing you to her favourite bloggers and their blogs, so I’ve come across some new blogs that I’ve never seen which is always exciting.
There are chapters about finding your blogging voice, why you want to write, simple HTML codes that you’ll need to know, how to style your blog, creating headers, sidebar fancies and photos to illustrate your work. There’s a great chapter on using photoshop elements which has taught me a thing or too – expect some new and improved images on here! The chapters on building traffic, SEO and how to run competitions and dealing with advertisers which are essential if you are trying to get a new blog off the ground or revitalise an old one.
So if you want an introduction to blogging or you want to build on the work you’ve already established then this the book for you. I’ve put it in my Violet Posy Amazon Book Store so pop over and have a look if you’re interested.