Friday, October 23, 2009

Bonus Book Review: Blogging For Bliss

I picked up my copy of Blogging For Bliss after I saw a great review on Cindy Wimmer's Blog, Sweet Bead Studio. I am really so happy that I did. I've learned quite a bit from it since I got it. Blogging doesn't always come easily. So a guidebook on the basics is necessary for someone who keeps a daily web log. This book is written for any blogger, whether you craft, knit, bead, scrapbook or create in any way, shape or form.

The book takes you through the step by step process, from the beginning; Add a banner, add graphics, taking good photographs, editing photographs, establish your links, and tips on drawing readers in. Best best part is, you can see an inside look at favorite bloggers such as Alicia Paulson (Posie Gets Cozy), Gabreial Wyatt (Vintage Indie), Emily Martin (Inside A Black Apple), Lidy Baars (Little French Garden House), Heather Bullard (Vintage Inspired Living), and Serena Thompson and Teri Edwards (The Farm Chicks).

I'm a visual learner so seeing nice big colorful photographs of the steps, helped me immeasurably! I would absolutely recommend this book for the new blogger, AND the seasoned blogger. It's a useful tool that everyone will be glad they have in their personal libraries! It would also be a really great gift this Holiday season!


Heather Powers said...

I LOVE this book. The best advice in the book - don't blog about being busy, because everyone is busy! I've found it so helpful and inspiring for my own blog.

Pretty Things said...

I bought this book to push me into the new year!!!

Pearl and Pebble said...

I agree. This is a beautiful book and very nicely done. As a blogging newbie, I was thrilled to find it!

Alice said...

I am a co-contributor to a blog for women in business, but I am not the one who built it. I am ready to create my own blog for my jewelry biz, and since I'm lacking in the area of technology, this looks like a must have book!

Another one to add to my loooooong list of books to buy. Thanks for the great review!

TesoriTrovati said...

I agree. This is a great resource. Beautifully laid out. Great inspirational blogs that I now must follow. Now where exactly is my copy? I think I cleaned it right out of my studio clutter.
It really does help to point your blog in a clear direction.
Thanks for sharing, Lorelei!
Enjoy the day!

Lisa Crone said...

wow, great review!! I need to add this to my shelf as well! Thanks for sharing!

Aja Vaz said...

So glad I saw this post since I forgot about ordering this book- good to know so many people love it!

Anonymous said...

Great book! Very happy to have it on my book shelf.

In Beads and Happiness,
Suzann Sladcik Wilson

Michelle said...

I just picked up this book yesterday....and didn't even read the post. Glad I picked it up and I look forward to learning from this book.
Happy beading.