Blogging for Dummies(R)

Blogging for Dummies(R)

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The best book on blogging, updated and better than ever! The blogosphere keeps changing and evolving, and so does this top blogging guide. A terrific book whether you're just starting out or are already blogging regularly, this book provides solid information on blogging basics, the anatomy of a good blog, and the tools you need to get started. You'll learn how to set up an account, find ample coverage of social plug-ins and emerging platforms like Squarespace and Overblog, and discover savvy ways to write your first post. Best of all, the book explores how you can make real money from your passion and become a professional blogger. * Updates you on the latest blogging software and utilities * Explains search engine optimization, so new readers will find your blog * Reviews advertising tools and techniques you can use to attract readers * Helps you integrate your blog with social media * Delves into professional blogging and how to make money from your blog Start blogging like a professional with the new edition of this top guide, Blogging For Dummies, 5th Edition.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 187 x 238 x 21mm | 548g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • illustrations (black and white), 1 map
  • 1118712099
  • 9781118712092
  • 287,745

Table of contents

Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started with Blogging 5 Chapter 1: Discovering Blog Basics 7 Chapter 2: Entering the Blogosphere 29 Chapter 3: Choosing and Hosting Blog Software 45 Part II: Setting Up Your Blog 73 Chapter 4: Starting a Blogger Blog 75 Chapter 5: Starting a WordPress Blog 99 Chapter 6: Starting a Tumblr Blog 121 Chapter 7: Creating a Squarespace Blog 133 Part III: Fitting In and Feeling Good 143 Chapter 8: Finding Your Niche 145 Chapter 9: Creating Great Content 161 Chapter 10: Building Community with Comments 175 Chapter 11: Blogging Anonymously 197 Part IV: Going Beyond Words 207 Chapter 12: Working with Photos 209 Chapter 13: Starting a Podcast 229 Chapter 14: Diving Into Vlogging 249 Chapter 15: Leveraging Community with Forums 257 Part V: Marketing and Promoting Your Blog 269 Chapter 16: Reaching Out with RSS 271 Chapter 17: Joining the Twitterverse 279 Chapter 18: Diving Into Social Networking 289 Chapter 19: Measuring Blog Presence 301 Part VI: Getting Business-y with It 317 Chapter 20: Making Mad Mad Money 319 Chapter 21: Blogging for Companies 335 Part VII: The Part of Tens 353 Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Grow Community 355 Chapter 23: Ten Things All Bloggers Should Do 363 Index 371
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About Amy Lupold Bair

Amy Lupold Bair owns Resourceful Mommy Media LLC and blogs at She's the author of Raising Digital Families For Dummies. Susannah Gardner was among the editors who launched the first Los Angeles Times website and is coauthor of three previous editions of Blogging For Dummies.
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