Blogging for Dummies, 7th Edition

  • 6h 30m
  • Amy Lupold Bair
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2019

The bestselling blogging book—updated in a new edition!

Ready to make your mark on the online world? Start a blog! Blogging For Dummies provides you with information on blogging basics, the anatomy of a good blog, and the tools required to get started.

Plus, you'll get advice on a blog topic, choosing a domain name and host, writing your first post, planning an editorial calendar, and using your blog as an important part of your personal brand.

  • Decide which of the major blogging platforms will work for you
  • Use SEO to drive traffic to your blog
  • Monetization through advertising and sponsorships
  • Create content that draws readers in

Covering shifts in popular blogging platforms and tools, changes in social media, and the latest best practices in the blogosphere, this new edition sets you up for blogging success!

About the Author

Amy Lupold Bair is the owner of Resourceful Mommy Media, LLC, and author of the popular parenting and lifestyle blog, Resourceful Mommy. In 2008, Amy invented the social media marketing tool the Twitter Party, and in early 2009, she created the Global Influence Network for bloggers. A former English teacher and mother of two, she is also the author of Raising Digital Families For Dummies, a guide for parents raising digital natives.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Discovering Blog Basics
  • Entering the Blogosphere
  • Choosing and Hosting Blog Software
  • Starting a Blogger Blog
  • Starting a WordPress Blog
  • Creating a Squarespace Blog
  • Considering other Blogging Platforms
  • Finding Your Niche
  • Creating Great Content
  • Building Community with Comments
  • Blogging Anonymously
  • Working with Photos
  • Starting a Podcast
  • Diving into Vlogging
  • Leveraging Community with Forums
  • Making Your Blog Easy to Find
  • Getting to Know Social Networking
  • Joining the Big Four Social Networks
  • Measuring Blog Presence
  • Making Mad Mad Money
  • Blogging for Companies
  • Ten Ways to Grow Community
  • Ten Things All Bloggers Should Do