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The Best Books About Blogging

“What are the best books about Blogging?” We looked at 182 of the top Blogging books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 28 titles, all appearing on 2 or more “Best Blogging” book lists, are ranked below by how many lists they appear on. The remaining 150+ titles, as well as the lists we used, are in alphabetical order at the bottom of the page.

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Top 28 Blogging Books

28 .) 31 Days To Finding Your Blogging Mojo by Bryan Allain

31 Days To Finding Your Blogging MojoLists It Appears On:

  • Magnet 4 Blogging

Hone your blogging voice, find your true audience, and develop the strong community of readers you’ve always hoped for.Each day’s chapter of 31 Days to Mojo gives you insight into the strategies and mindset that humorist Bryan Allain has used to develop a strong following for his own blog and provides you with an action item to work on for quick wins and long-term growth.Topics covered in the book include: Focusing one or all of the 3 Core Elements of your blog How anyone can add more humor to their writing. The secret to getting a ‘YES’ to your guest post request. How Cheater Posts can keep you from burning out as a blogger. Why people aren’t commenting on your blog posts and how to compel them to do so. The trick to using your older content to help generate new ideas. How blogging for 30 minutes a day can get you 6-pack abs, whiter teeth, and healthier hair. (I’m kidding…please don’t sue me for false advertising.) …and many more.In addition to the blogging knowledge, you’ll also get a steady dose of the humor and nonsense that has made Bryan’s blog a favorite among people who like to spit out mouthfuls of coffee while laughing, at no extra cost to you!This will be the funniest book on blogging you’ll ever read. At least until Jerry Seinfeld and Louis CK co-write one of their own.If you’re frustrated because it feels like you’re no closer to achieving your blogging goals than you were 3 months ago, the principles and strategies in 31 Days to Finding Your Blogging Mojo will help you make progress like never before from Day 1.It’s time to focus your content and your voice on the things that move you. It’s time to extend the reach of your blog. It’s time to build a strong community with readers who resonate with you and your message.

27 .) Blog Design For Dummies

Blog Design For DummiesLists It Appears On:

  • Blogging Basics 101
  • Life Wire

The average blogger does not typically have experience with design or coding, but that shouldn’t deter them from having a professional-looking blog design. This friendly and easy-to-understand guide provides you with the tools you need to establish a creative, unique, and aesthetically memorable blog without having to learn how to code beyond some basic CSS. Whether you’re looking to write for a major brand, become a brand ambassador, sell a product, acquire new clients, advocate for a cause, or simply tell a story, you’ll find design tricks, helpful techniques, and invaluable advice for creating a great-looking and functional blog. Provides the tools you need to understand what makes a successful blog from a design standpoint Teaches you CSS coding that can be used to create an effective blog design that gets noticed Helps you make design decisions regarding colors, fonts, and imagery Places special emphasis on providing your readers with a site that is easy to use thanks to smart navigation Blog Design For Dummies empowers you to make smart and creative adjustments to your blog so that you can be the proud owner of an effective blog design that gets noticed!

26 .) Blogging Heroes: Interviews with 30 of the World’s Top Bloggers

Blogging Heroes: Interviews with 30 of the World’s Top BloggersLists It Appears On:

  • Blogging Pro
  • Bryan Haines

Among more than 102,000,000 blogs, a few stand out as influential, ground-breaking, and singularly successful. These thirty bloggers, who write about everything from business trends to parenting, have been featured in Wired magazine, Popular Science, and on CNN, NPR, MSNBC, and 20/20. In one-on-one conversations with Michael A. Banks, these innovative, creative thinkers have shared their tactics, their philosophies, what drives them, how they mine for subject matter, and their personal secrets for success. Come and learn from the masters.

25 .) Content Inc.: How Entrepreneurs Use Content to Build Massive Audiences and Create Radically Successful Businesses

Content Inc.: How Entrepreneurs Use Content to Build Massive Audiences and Create Radically Successful BusinessesLists It Appears On:

  • Blogging Pro
  • The Social MS

The traditional “Shark Tank” model for start-ups is taking an amazing idea, product, or service, funding it, and bringing it to market. One expert in the start-up space declares this is entirely the wrong way to launch a business – and backwards to boot. If you build an audience first, using content – whether a blog, podcast, website, resource guide, newsletter among examples – you then have the opportunity to monetize to an already loyal following. It’s the smartest, most risk-averse way to go to market, and there are dozens of successful examples, from The HuffingtonPost and Game Theory to Goop and In CONTENT, INC., content marketing expert Joe Pulizzi shows you how to position yourself as an informational leader in your niche and develop content that is as beloved as that coming from any traditional media company. Using this model, entrepreneurs with limited resources can build a massive online audience as the engine that drives their entire businesses. Using simple recommendations, any small business owner can use to dominate the market without initially selling anything at all.

24 .) Create Your Own Blog 6 Easy Projects to Start Blogging Like a Pro by Tris Hussey

Create Your Own Blog 6 Easy Projects to Start Blogging Like a ProLists It Appears On:

  • Blogging Your Passion

Want a personal or business blog of your own? It s easy! In this simple guide, one of the world s most experienced bloggers walks you through every step, from getting started to building a worldwide audience. Tris Hussey covers it “all,” from low-cost blogging tools to high-powered writing tips! Get this book, and get started “fast” with a professional-quality blog that meets your goals, “whatever they are!” Build great blogs like these, the easy way! Personal Blogs Business Blogs Blogs for Podcasting Video Blogs Portfolio Blogs for Artists Lifestreaming Blogs Learn from a pro! Discover tips, tricks, and great solutions for: Setting up your blog the right way in just minutes! Writing blog entries people want to read Handling comments even nasty ones! Creating a conversation and building a community Publicizing your blog Choosing the right free or low-cost blogging tools Avoiding beginner mistakes Earning cash from your blog! You won t believe how easy it is to create your own blog or how much fun! “

23 .) Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free ProductivityLists It Appears On:

  • Broke By Books
  • Copy Blogger

In today’s world, yesterday’s methods just don’t work. In Getting Things Done, veteran coach and management consultant David Allen shares the breakthrough methods for stress-free performance that he has introduced to tens of thousands of people across the country. Allen’s premise is simple: our productivity is directly proportional to our ability to relax. Only when our minds are clear and our thoughts are organized can we achieve effective productivity and unleash our creative potential. In Getting Things Done Allen shows how to: * Apply the “do it, delegate it, defer it, drop it” rule to get your in-box to empty * Reassess goals and stay focused in changing situations * Plan projects as well as get them unstuck * Overcome feelings of confusion, anxiety, and being overwhelmed * Feel fine about what you’re not doing From core principles to proven tricks, Getting Things Done can transform the way you work, showing you how to pick up the pace without wearing yourself down.

22 .) Google Blogger For Dummies

Google Blogger For DummiesLists It Appears On:

  • Blogging Pro
  • Life Wire

Are you bemused by blogs? Eager to become a blogger? “Google Blogger For Dummies” can help you start blogging sooner than you think.More than 14 million people are promoting a business, connecting with family and friends, and sharing opinions with Google Blogger. This book helps you start a Blogger account, create content, build an audience, make money from your blog, and more, all without learning to program. You’ll be able to: Learn the parts of a blog, what Blogger does, and how to choose goals and blog topicsChoose a domain name, learn to use the dashboard, pick a template, and configure settingsDress up your blog with themes and find out where to get plenty of free onesLearn blogging etiquette and some secrets for long-term successMake money from your blog with Google Adsense, contextual and text link ads, and merchandising with CafePressSet up multi-user blogs or branch into mobile blogging, podcasting, or video bloggingTake advantage of social networking sites and learn simple search engine optimization techniquesMaintain your blog with tools like Blog This and Quick EditModerate comments effectively, track your stats, and more Google Blogger is a great choice for beginning bloggers, and “Google Blogger For Dummies” gives you the know-how to venture confidently into the blogosphere.

21 .) How to Blog a Book Write, Publish, and Promote Your Work One Post at a Time by Nina Amir

How to Blog a Book Write, Publish, and Promote Your Work One Post at a TimeLists It Appears On:

  • Broke By Books

How to Blog a Book teaches you how to create a blog book with a well-honed and uniquely angled subject and targeted posts–and how to build the audience necessary to convince agents and publishers to make your blog into a book. Inside you’ll find: Basic information on how to set up your blog and the essential plug-ins and other options necessary to get the most out of each post Steps for writing a book easily from scratch using blog posts Advice on how to write blog posts Tips on gaining visibility and promoting your work both online and off Tools for driving traffic to your blog Information on how to monetize an existing blog into a book or other types of products Profiles with authors who received blog-to-book deals Author Nina Amir explains how writing a book in cyberspace allows you to get your book written easily, while promoting it and building an author’s platform. It’s a fun, effective way to start writing, publishing, and promoting a book, one post at a time.

20 .) How to Build a Blog Create Awesome Content and Build Community by Danny Iny, The Digital Writer

How to Build a Blog Create Awesome Content and Build CommunityLists It Appears On:

  • Writtent

Whether you’re a professional blogger, or your blog is built to buoy your regular business, you’re pressing publish for one primary reason: To build, engage, and nurture a ginormous audience. Not just big and ginormous – an audience so massive, you’re virtually guaranteed a flood of customers wide enough that your rivers of online revenue will never stop flowing.

19 .) How To Start A Successful Blog In One Hour by Steve Scott

How To Start A Successful Blog In One HourLists It Appears On:

  • Linkedin
  • Magnet 4 Blogging

Don’t think it’s possible to quickly build a blog? Nowadays, you can register a new website and have it “go live” within minutes. In “How to Start a Successful Blog in One Hour” you’ll learn how to use WordPress to get a blog online in under an hour. Just follow this seven-step process and your brand new blog will contain: a theme, ten plugins and four tools for building an audience. The best part? The entire process will only take 60 minutes to complete.

18 .) Likeable Social Media by Dave Kerpen

Likeable Social MediaLists It Appears On:

  • Magnet 4 Blogging
  • The Social MS

The secret to successful word-of-mouth marketing on the social web is easy: BE LIKEABLE. A friend’s recommendation is more powerful than any advertisement. In the world of Facebook, Twitter, and beyond, that recommendation can travel farther and faster than ever before. “Likeable Social Media” helps you harness the power of word-of-mouth marketing to transform your business. Listen to your customers and prospects. Deliver value, excitement, and surprise. And most important, learn how to truly engage your customers and help them spread the word. Praise for “Likeable Social Media” Dave Kerpen’s insights and clear, how-to instructions on building brand popularity by truly engaging with customers on Facebook, Twitter, and the many other social media platforms are nothing short of brilliant. Jim McCann, founder of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM and Alas, common sense is not so common. Dave takes you on a (sadly, much needed) guided tour of how to be human in a digital world. Seth Godin, author of “Poke the Box” “Likeable Social Media” cuts through the marketing jargon and technical detail to give you what you really need to make sense of this rapidly changing world of digital marketing and communications. Being human — being likeable — will get you far. Scott Monty, Global Digital Communications, Ford Motor Company Dave gives you what you need: Practical, specific how-to advice to get people talking about you. Andy Sernovitz, author of “Word of Mouth Marketing: How Smart Companies Get People Talking”

17 .) Publish and Prosper: Blogging for Your Business

Publish and Prosper: Blogging for Your BusinessLists It Appears On:

  • Blogging Pro
  • Writtent

While personal blogs take up much of the blogosphere, blogs are quickly gaining popularity in business as an inexpensive and amazingly effective marketing tool. It’s time for a practical book about business blogging: this is the first book to demonstrate how businesses are blogging and how you can use blogging technology to converse with your customers to build your brand and sell your products. Written from the business person/designer’s perspectives, this book shows how businesses can leverage current, real-world blogging techniques, tools, and platforms to promote and enhance their ventures. The key idea is that the conversation with your market is stronger and more meaningful with a blog. Filled with practical information and a how-to approach, this book provides case studies of companies as large as Boeing or General Motors and as small as Clip-’n-seal. Readers will learn about the types of business blogs, how companies use blogs, how to sell blogs to management and IT, effective blog design, content, and conversation, pitfalls to avoid, how to develop Web presence, and more.

16 .) Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog

Smashing WordPress: Beyond the BlogLists It Appears On:

  • Blogging Pro
  • Life Wire

GO BEYOND THE BLOG Smashing WordPress shows you how to utilize the power of the WordPress platform, and provides a creative spark to help you build WordPress-powered sites that go beyond the obvious. You will learn the core concepts used to build just about anything in WordPress, resulting in fast deployments and greater design flexibility. Inside, WordPress expert Thord Daniel Hedengren takes you beyond the blog and shows you how WordPress can serve as a CMS, a photo gallery, an e-commerce site, and more. YOU WILL LEARN: THE ANATOMY OF A WP INSTALL AND HOW WORDPRESS ACTUALLY WORKS HOW TO BUILD BEAUTIFUL WORDPRESS THEMES – INCLUDING CHILD THEMES HOW TO CREATE CUSTOM LOGIN FORMS AND ADMIN THEMES HOW TO USE THE LOOP TO CONTROL CONTENT, AND EVEN USE ALTERNATIVES TO THE LOOP HOW TO INTEGRATE THEME OPTIONS HOW TO BUILD PLUGINS – INCLUDING WIDGET FUNCTIONALITY HOW TO BUILD YOUR WORDPRESS PROJECTS FOR SEO INTEGRATE WORDPRESS WITH THE SOCIAL WEB HOW TO CREATE AMAZING NAVIGATION HOW TO USE CONDITIONAL CONTROL ELEMENTS

15 .) Sticky Readers: How to Attract a Loyal Blog Audience by Writing More Better by Margaret Andrews

Sticky Readers: How to Attract a Loyal Blog Audience by Writing More BetterLists It Appears On:

  • Writtent

Sticky Readers is a humorous, but helpful book about writing better blog posts. While the book is helpful for all writers, it was written with bloggers in mind. Sticky Readers explains the various ways to make your writing more engaging (i.e. less boring) so that a reader will “stick” around for the whole thing, rather than read the first paragraph, get bored and leave. Sticky Readers is not a book about English grammar, but a book about how to tell an engaging story. It also includes a section about combating writer’s block and a list of Top Ten Mistakes that bloggers make to drive readers away.

14 .) The Art of Freelance Blogging How to Earn Thousands of Dollars Every Month as a Professional Blogger by Kevin Muldoon

The Art of Freelance Blogging How to Earn Thousands of Dollars Every Month as a Professional BloggerLists It Appears On:

  • Life Wire

The Art of Freelance Blogging is a comprehensive book that covers everything I have learned from freelance blogging. The book does not show you any secrets or any shortcuts to success; it’s a no-nonsense book that tells you exactly what you need to do to earn thousands of dollars every month through blogging for others. If you would like to start a profitable career writing for top blogs, this is the book for you. How To Earn Thousands of Dollars Every Month as a Professional Blogger This book was created for everyone. Whether you have never blogged before or if you currently have your own blog, The Art of Freelance Blogging will show you the steps you need to follow in order to land high paying writing jobs with top blogs. Over 27 chapters, the book details: Why you need an online resume How you can secure blogging gigs with high traffic blogs How you can secure blogging gigs with high traffic blogs Where to source images for articles How to negotiate your rate like a pro How to send professionally designed invoices to clients Why you should be video blogging How to get the most from freelance marketplaces How to get products from companies for free How you can raise your profile and establish yourself as a top blogger It also includes: A 15 Step Action Plan – Details exactly what you need to do to land your first blogging job. An introduction to HTML – The HTML elements that you will need to use to format your articles. A WordPress Installation Guide – A complete walkthrough which shows you how to install the most popular blogging platform on the internet. Interviews with 7 Professional Bloggers – Chris Garrett, Georgina Laidlaw, Nathan B Weller, Sharon H Hurley, Bamidele Onibalusi, Allena Tapia and Susan Gunelius. An Extensive Freelancing Resource List – Hundreds of useful links to resources you will use as a freelance blogger. This book details exactly what you need to do make thousands of dollars every month blogging for others, however it is up to you to implement the steps detailed in this book. No one else can do that for you. If you want to enjoy the same success that I have had through blogging, you’re going to have to work for it. If you want to learn new skills and are motivated to work hard every day, I guarantee that you will become a successful freelance blogger.

13 .) The Huffington Post Complete Guide to Blogging

The Huffington Post Complete Guide to BloggingLists It Appears On:

  • Blogging Pro
  • Blogging Your Passion

The editors of The Huffington Post — the most linked-to blog on the web — offer an A-Z guide to all things blog, with information for everyone from the tech-challenged newbie looking to get a handle on this new way of communicating to the experienced blogger looking to break through the clutter of the Internet. With an introduction by Arianna Huffington, the site’s cofounder and editor in chief, this book is everything you want to know about blogging, but didn’t know who to ask. As entertaining as it is informative, The Huffington Post Complete Guide to Blogging will show you what to do to get your blog started. You’ll find tools to help you build your blog, strategies to create your community, tips on finding your voice, and entertaining anecdotes from HuffPost bloggers that will make you wonder what took you so long to blog in the first place. The Guide also includes choice selections from HuffPost’s wide-ranging mix of top-notch bloggers. Among those who have blogged on HuffPost are Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Larry David, Jane Smiley, Bill Maher, Nora Ephron, Jon Robin Baitz, Steve Martin, Lawrence O’Donnell, Ari Emanuel, Mia Farrow, Al Franken, Gary Hart, Barbara Ehrenreich, Edward Kennedy, Harry Shearer, Nancy Pelosi, Adam McKay, John Ridley, and Alec Baldwin.

12 .) WordPress For Dummies

WordPress For DummiesLists It Appears On:

  • Blogging Basics 101
  • Blogging Pro

Are you a wannabe blogger? A seasoned pro migrating your blog to WordPress? Looking to do more cool stuff with your existing WordPress blog? Then this fun guide is for you! WordPress for Dummies is a veritable smorgasbord of WordPress information, ideas, tools, resources, and instruction on everything you need to create and maintain your dream blog. Unlike other blog hosts, WordPress gives you the ability to create a blog that is tailored to your own tastes and needs. Sure, the codes, tags, and terminology can seem a little intimidating at first, but WordPress for Dummies breaks it all down to show you just how intuitive, friendly, and extensible the software really is. This easy-to-follow guide shows you how to: Sign up for a free WordPress account Set up and use a hosted blog with Install and set up the WordPress.Org and WordPress.MU software for single- and multi-user versions Find great themes, plugins, and consultants that will help you achieve JUST the kind of blog you want Use tags to work with WordPress templates Combat challenges with comments, trackback spam, and “splogs” Add special technologies to your blog, such as RSS feed, podcasting, vlogging, and photoblogging Find online support, tips, and resources for WordPress software Whether you want to keep family and friends updated on your latest adventures, post pictures of your new puppy, or communicate your passion with millions of readers worldwide, WordPress for Dummies is your passport to creating the kind of blog that will keep your visitors coming back for more!

11 .) Blogging All-in-One for Dummies

Blogging All-in-One for DummiesLists It Appears On:

  • Blogging Pro
  • Life Wire
  • Salvador Briggman

A complete guide to creating and establishing your place in the blogosphere! New blogs are being launched at the rate of 175,000 a day. To stand out from the masses, bloggers need the detailed information and advice packed into this all-in-one guide. Here’s what new bloggers need to get started and what experienced bloggers need to upgrade and even earn money from their blogs. Eight self-contained minibooks cover joining the blogosphere, blogging software, tools that extend your blog, marketing your blog, microblogging, making money from your blog, corporate blogging, and niche blogging. Blogging is replacing traditional media and gaining credibility; to succeed, bloggers need a greater understanding of blogging basics, tools, and techniques Eight minibooks cover getting started, software, other tools, blog marketing, microblogging (including Twitter), monetizing your blog, and corporate and niche blogging Helps new bloggers become active and productive members of the blogging community Provides vital information for both hobby bloggers and those who want to build a career around blogging Presented in the fun and friendly For Dummies style, Blogging All-in-One For Dummies is a complete reference guide to starting and maintaining a successful blog.

10 .) Blogging For Dummies by Susannah Gardner, Shane Birley

Blogging For DummiesLists It Appears On:

  • Blogging Pro
  • Blogging Your Passion

Everybody’s doing it! And while that logic never got far with your mother, it’s a fine reason to start blogging, especially if you have a business to build or a cause to promote. Well-run blogs do more than offer an outlet for your thoughts. They’ve actually influenced everything from a company’s image to the outcome of a local election. Because the blogosphere is pretty crowded, it’s a good idea to find out a bit about the anatomy of a blog, what makes a good one, and what it takes to keep one going before you dive right in and start sharing with the world. Blogging For Dummies, 2nd Edition gives you all the basics so you can get a good start. And if you’ve been around the blog a few times and want to advance to the next level, Blogging For Dummies, 2nd Edition even takes a look at podcasting and videoblogging. You’ll find out how to: Make your blog stand out in a crowd, build an audience, and even make it pay Choose the best software options, boost readership, and handle comments Generate revenue from your blog with ads and sponsorships Protect your privacy and your job Deal with spam and the inappropriate comments from that guy who posts several times a day Find your niche Attract and keep readers Use your blog to promote your business, cause, or organization Add audio, video, cool widgets, and more Ready? Get Blogging for Dummies and let’s get started!

9 .) Content Rules: How to Create Killer Blogs, Podcasts, Videos, Ebooks, Webinars

Content Rules: How to Create Killer Blogs, Podcasts, Videos, Ebooks, WebinarsLists It Appears On:

  • Blogging Your Passion
  • Bryan Haines
  • Writtent

The guide to creating engaging web content and building a loyal following, revised and updated Blogs, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and other platforms are giving everyone a “voice,” including organizations and their customers. So how do you create the stories, videos, and blog posts that cultivate fans, arouse passion for your products or services, and ignite your business? Content Rules equips you for online success as a one-stop source on the art and science of developing content that people care about. This coverage is interwoven with case studies of companies successfully spreading their ideas online–and using them to establish credibility and build a loyal customer base. Find an authentic “voice” and craft bold content that will resonate with prospects and buyers and encourage them to share it with others Leverage social media and social tools to get your content and ideas distributed as widely as possible Understand why you are generating content–getting to the meat of your message in practical, commonsense language, and defining the goals of your content strategy Write in a way that powerfully communicates your service, product, or message across various Web mediums Boost your online presence and engage with customers and prospects like never before with Content Rules.

8 .) Everybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content

Everybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good ContentLists It Appears On:

  • Blogging Pro
  • Broke By Books
  • The Social MS

Finally a go-to guide to creating and publishing the kind of content that will make your business thrive. Everybody Writes is a go-to guide to attracting and retaining customers through stellar online communication, because in our content-driven world, every one of us is, in fact, a writer.If you have a web site, you are a publisher. If you are on social media, you are in marketing. And that means that we are all relying on our words to carry our marketing messages. We are all writers.Yeah, but who cares about writing anymore? In a time-challenged world dominated by short and snappy, by click-bait headlines and Twitter streams and Instagram feeds and gifs and video and Snapchat and YOLO and LOL and #tbt. . . does the idea of focusing on writing seem pedantic and ordinary?Actually, writing matters more now, not less. Our online words are our currency; they tell our customers who we are.Our writing can make us look smart or it can make us look stupid. It can make us seem fun, or warm, or competent, or trustworthy. But it can also make us seem humdrum or discombobulated or flat-out boring.That means you’ve got to choose words well, and write with economy and the style and honest empathy for your customers. And it means you put a new value on an often-overlooked skill in content marketing: How to write, and how to tell a true story really, really well. That’s true whether you’re writing a listicle or the words on a Slideshare deck or the words you’re reading right here, right now…And so being able to communicate well in writing isn’t just nice; it’s necessity. And it’s also the oft-overlooked cornerstone of nearly all our content marketing.In Everybody Writes, top marketing veteran Ann Handley gives expert guidance and insight into the process and strategy of content creation, production and publishing, with actionable how-to advice designed to get results.These lessons and rules apply across all of your online assets — like web pages, home page, landing pages, blogs, email, marketing offers, and on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social media. Ann deconstructs the strategy and delivers a practical approach to create ridiculously compelling and competent content. It’s designed to be the go-to guide for anyone creating or publishing any kind of online content — whether you’re a big brand or you’re small and solo.Sections include: How to write better. (Or, for “adult-onset writers”: How to hate writing less.) Easy grammar and usage rules tailored for business in a fun, memorable way. (Enough to keep you looking sharp, but not too much to overwhelm you.) Giving your audience the gift of your true story, told well. Empathy and humanity and inspiration are key here, so the book covers that, too. Best practices for creating credible, trustworthy content steeped in some time-honored rules of solid journalism. Because publishing content and talking directly to your customers is, at its heart, a privilege. “Things Marketers Write”: The fundamentals of 17 specific kinds of content that marketers are often tasked with crafting. Content Tools: The sharpest tools you need to get the job done. Traditional marketing techniques are no longer enough. Everybody Writes is a field guide for the smartest businesses who know that great content is the key to thriving in this digital world.

7 .) How To Blog For Profit: Without Selling Your Soul

How To Blog For Profit: Without Selling Your SoulLists It Appears On:

  • Blogging Pro
  • Salvador Briggman
  • The Social MS

Whether you’ve been blogging for years or just weeks, How to Blog For Profit offers solid guidance for writing great content, creating compelling images, capturing viral growth, and maximizing revenue. It is an invaluable tool for experienced and novice bloggers alike, explaining not only what it takes to create an authentic, successful, and profitable blog, but how to get there. Change the Way You Blog: Empower yourself to stop comparing your blog to others Understand what makes awesome content and how to create it Discover the critical importance of compelling presentation Increase your blog traffic through proven techniques Develop a solid Pinterest strategy for capturing viral growth Boost your revenue through diversified income streams Learn how to work smarter not harder

6 .) How To Make Money Blogging by Bob Lotich

How To Make Money BloggingLists It Appears On:

  • Magnet 4 Blogging
  • Salvador Briggman

In 2 years Bob went from not knowing what a blog was to making more money blogging than from his corporate day-job. Bob Lotich founded back in 2007 and after getting laid off in 2008 he took the leap into full-time blogging. Less than a year later he was earning more from his blog than his previous day-job. While his results are not typical, this book covers all the steps he took to make money from his blog over that two-year period. These are some of the topics covered in the book: * 4 Steps to Start Blogging in 10 minutes * Blogging Basics * How to setup a Self-Hosted Blog * The importance of a Customizable WordPress theme * 3 primary ways I earn from my blog * How long does it take to make money from your blog? * How to get traffic to your blog * SEO Tips for bloggers * How I increased Adsense earnings $1500/m in less than 3 months * 9 online tools that made it all possible

5 .) How to Write Great Blog Posts that Engage Readers by Steve Scott

How to Write Great Blog Posts that Engage ReadersLists It Appears On:

  • Magnet 4 Blogging
  • Writtent

REVEALED: How to Write “A-List” Blog Posts and Build an Audience of Raving Fans Booklet Length: 7596 Words What’s the secret to blogging success? It all starts with the content you create. You see, it’s impossible to build a profitable blog if you’re NOT providing value to visitors. In “How to Write Great Blog Posts that Engage Readers” you’ll get a simple system for writing blog posts that readers love! Take Your Blog to the NEXT Level… Once upon a time, blogging was a platform for sharing your thoughts with the world. Now it has become a big business. You can’t write about yourself and expect to make money. What you need to do is create content in a strategic way where you’re building a business. Always remember this: Most people read blogs for selfish reasons. Their loyalty largely depends on how much value you provide. They may “like” you, but they’ll stop reading the moment you stop publishing great content. Your goal is to always answer the “what’s in it for me?” question that people have about your website. What you’ll get with this booklet is a proven recipe for publishing great posts on a regular basis. You won’t just learn how to write the occasional “one hit wonder.” Instead you’ll discover a method for cranking out great articles on a weekly basis. Follow the 5-Step Compelling Content Action Plan “How to Write Great Blog Posts that Engage Readers” details a proven strategy for building a rock-solid publishing plan. Inside this booklet you’ll discover: 19 Compelling Blog Post Ideas 5 Steps to an Actionable Blog Post Schedule 12 Elements of Engaging Blog Posts How to Improve the Quality of Your Blog Content 9 “Must Read” Content Creation Resources You can write great blog posts! Just follow this blueprint and you’ll learn how to do it.

4 .) The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich

The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New RichLists It Appears On:

  • Blogging Pro
  • Broke By Books
  • The Social MS

This is a summary presentation of Timothy Ferriss’ now classic book The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich. This book has quickly become a bible for those wanting to radically take control of their own careers and life. This book summarizes the expanded and updated version of Timothy Ferriss’ work.

3 .) WordPress To Go by Sarah McHarry

WordPress To GoLists It Appears On:

  • Blogging Pro
  • Linkedin
  • Magnet 4 Blogging

Do you want to build your own WordPress website but don’t know where to start? Have you been put off by all the jargon and gobbledygook of other guides? If so then this plain, easy WordPress tutorial is the ideal place for you. Now a #1 Amazon Best Seller, this step-by-step guide by expert Sarah McHarry will walk you through the essential first steps to creating your own website or blog. In the book’s Quick Start Guide, Sarah shows you how to make a website with WordPress in eight easy lessons. In the In-Depth Guide, Sarah introduces you to some of the more advanced techniques to help you develop your WordPress website into a fully functional, professional web presence. What you’ll learn in this book: How to get your domain and the right WordPress hosting How to install WordPress with a few clicks of the mouse How to design a professional-looking WordPress website Adding posts and pages How to use graphics and images All about themes, plugins and widgets … and lots more… Important: this guide is up-to-date for the current release of WordPress 3.3.1! Whether you want a simple WordPress blog or a full-blown ecommerce site, Sarah’s ‘WordPress To Go’ will start you off on the right foot.

2 .) Blog, Inc. Blogging for Passion, Profit, and to Create Community by Joy Deangdeelert Cho

Blog, Inc. Blogging for Passion, Profit, and to Create CommunityLists It Appears On:

  • Blogging Pro
  • Salvador Briggman
  • The Social MS

With roughly 95,000 blogs launched worldwide every 24 hours (BlogPulse), making a fledgling site stand out isn’t easy. This authoritative handbook gives creative hopefuls a leg up. Joy Cho, of the award-winning Oh Joy!, offers expert advice on starting and growing a blog, from design and finance to overcoming blogger’s block, attracting readers, and more. With a foreword from Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge plus expert interviews, this book will fine-tune what the next generation of bloggers shares with the world. Learn how to: – Design your site – Choose the right platform – Attract a fan base – Finance your blog – Maintain work/life balance – Manage comments – Find content inspiration – Overcome blogger’s block – Choose the right ads – Develop a voice – Protect your work – Create a media kit – Leverage your social network – Take better photographs – Set up an affiliate program – Partner with sponsors – Build community – Go full-time with your blog – And more!

1 .) ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income by Darren Rowse

ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure IncomeLists It Appears On:

  • Blogging Pro
  • Blogging Your Passion
  • Broke By Books
  • Bryan Haines
  • Life Wire
  • Magnet 4 Blogging
  • Natali Bacon
  • Salvador Briggman
  • The Social MS
  • Writtent is where bloggers worldwide go for advice and information on enhancing their blog’s presence. Whether you’re just starting out or have been blogging for years, these two professional bloggers show you how to turn your passion for blogging into extra revenue. This practical guide to creating and marketing a blog with the potential for generating a six-figure income shows you how to choose subject matter that works for you, handle technical issues, and evaluate your blog’s success so that you can use your blog to generate income indirectly.

The 150+ Additional Best Books About & For Blogging


(Books Appear On 1 List Each)
29100 Shareable Blog Post Ideas Easy to Write, Easy to ShareThe Digital WriterDZONE
21 Proven Ways to Create Compelling Content and Kiss Writer’s Block Goodbye
The Social MS
3131 Days to Build a Better Blog
Blogging Basics 101
365 Blog Topic Ideas: For The Lifestyle Blogger Who Has Nothing to Write About
The Social MS
40 Rules for Internet Business Success: Escape the 9 to 5, Do Work You Love, and Build a Profitable Online Business
Blogging Pro
34500 Social Media Marketing TipsAndrew Macarthy
Magnet 4 Blogging
A Savvy Gal’s Guide to Blogging: How to Kick-Start Your WordPress Blog
Mom Preneurmoney
36Affiliate Marketing Secrets
Magnet 4 Blogging
37Are You There Blog? It’s Me, WriterKristen Lamb, Jen TaltyDZONE
38Attention! This Book Will Make You MoneyBryan Haines
39Blog -Molly GreeneLinkedin
40Blog It! The author’s guide to building a successful online brandMolly GreeneDZONE
41Blog WonderfulDana FoxDZONE
Blogcabulary Plus: The Ultimate Blogging Book
Mom Preneurmoney
43Bloggers Boot CampBryan Haines
Blogging For Beginners: Work from Home, Travel the World, Provide for Your Family
Salvador Briggman
45Blogging for Bliss Crafting Your Own Online Journal: A Guide for Crafters, Artists & Creatives of all KindsTara FreyDZONE
46Blogging for Creatives How designers, artists, crafters and writers can blog to make contacts, win business and build successRobin HoughtonDZONE
47Blogging for Fame and FortuneBlogging Pro
48Blogging Made Simple Powerful Strategies For Blogging Success! (Volume 1)Michael H. Fleischner, Justin FreidDZONE
Blogging to Drive Business: Create and Maintain Valuable Customer Connections
Blogging: The Ultimate Guide On How To Replace Your Job With A Blog
Blogging Pro
51Blue Ocean StrategyCopy Blogger
Born to Blog -Mark Schaefer and Stanford Smith
53Born to Blog Building Your Blog for Personal and Business Success One Post at a TimeMark Schaefer, Stanford SmithDZONE
54Brain RulesCopy Blogger
55Built to LastCopy Blogger
56Business Model GenerationCopy Blogger
Clear Blogging: How People Blogging Are Changing the World and How You Can Join Them
Blogging Pro
58Content Strategy for the WebWrittent
Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All
The Social MS
60Crossing the ChasmCopy Blogger
61CTRL; ALT; DELETEEmma GannonBustle
Date Your List: Create an Email List of Raving Fans That Buy From You
Mom Preneurmoney
63Death by MeetingCopy Blogger
64Difficult ConversationsCopy Blogger
65Digging Into WordPressBlogging Pro
66DIY Blog Critique Ebook
Blogging Basics 101
67Dot Com Secrets: The Underground Playbook for Growing Your Company OnlineRussell BrunsonNatali Bacon
68DriveCopy Blogger
Engage!: The Complete Guide for Brands and Businesses to Build, Cultivate, and Measure Success in the New Web
70EPIC BLOG: One-Year Editorial PlannerThe Social MS
71Everything But The PostsBecca LudlumBustle
72Expert Briefs: Blogging for Profit The Stripped-Down Naked Truth from 26 Rockin’ Online Business OwnersNicole Dean, et alDZONE
73Expert Secrets: The Underground Playbook for Creating a Mass Movement of People Who Will Pay for Your AdviceRussell BrunsonNatali Bacon
74Facebook Marketing: Strategies For Advertising, Business, Making Money and Making Passive IncomeNoah Hope
Magnet 4 Blogging
75Firepole MarketingCopy Blogger
76First, Break All the RulesCopy Blogger
77Five Dysfunctions of a TeamCopy Blogger
78Food Blogging for Dummies:Rachel Cooks
79Food Photography for Bloggers:Rachel Cooks
80Four Steps to the EpiphanyCopy Blogger
81FreakonomicsCopy Blogger
82FriendshipEmily GouldBustle
83Furiously HappyJenny LawsonBustle
84Get Rich BloggingThe Social MS
85Getting to Plan BCopy Blogger
86Girl Online: On TourZoe SuggBustle
87Google+ For BusinessChris Brogan
Magnet 4 Blogging
88GreatSara BenincasaBustle
Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths and Total Nonsense
Copy Blogger
90How Difficult Can This Be?Copy Blogger
91How I Made $45k Blogging In 1 Year While Working Full timeNatalie BaconNatali Bacon
92How to Become an Authority BloggerKenneth ByrdDZONE
93How to Monetize Your Food Blog:Rachel Cooks
94How to Start a Blog that People Will Read How to create a website, write about a topic you love, develop a loyal readership, and make six figures doing it.Mike OmarDZONE
95How To Win Friends and Influence PeopleDale CarnegieBlogger Etiquette
96HTML and CSSJon Duckett
Magnet 4 Blogging
HTML, XHTML & CSS Visual Quickstart Guide
Life Wire
Hustle: The Power to Charge Your Life with Money, Meaning, and Momentum
The Social MS
99I Will Teach You to Be RichCopy Blogger
Inbound Marketing: Get Found Using Google, Social Media, and Blogs
101InfluenceCopy Blogger
102It’s Not LuckCopy Blogger
103Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook:Rachel Cooks
Launch: An Internet Millionaire’s Secret Formula To Sell Almost Anything Online, Build A Business You Love, And Live The Life Of Your Dreams
Blogging Pro
105Leave Your MarkAliza LichtBlogger Etiquette
106Life with a Sprinkle of GlitterLouise PentlandBustle
107Lifestyle Blogging Basics
Salvador Briggman
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Blogging Pro
109Made to StickCopy Blogger
Make it Happen: Surrender Your Fear. Take the Leap. Live On Purpose.
The Social MS
111Make Money Online: Roadmap Of A Dot Com MogulJohn Chow
Magnet 4 Blogging
112Manage Your Day-to-DayThe Social MS
113MindsetCopy Blogger
114My Blog Traffic Sucks 8 Simple Steps to Get 100,000 Blog Visitors without Working 8 Days a WeekSteve ScottDZONE
No One Cares What You Had for Lunch: 100 Ideas for Your Blog
Blogging Pro
Not Taught: What It Takes to be Successful in the 21st Century that Nobody’s Teaching You
The Social MS
117On Becoming a Writer What Every Blogger Needs to KnowDenise J. HughesDZONE
118Online Business ProductivityTimo Kiander
Magnet 4 Blogging
119Online Marketing Course: 36 HoursLorrie Thomas
Magnet 4 Blogging
120OutliersCopy Blogger
Passive Income: 30 Strategies and Ideas To Start an Online Business and Acquiring Financial Freedom
Blogging Pro
122Personal Development for Smart PeopleCopy Blogger
Plan Your Digital Product: A Step-by-Step System to Help Your Product in One Day
Mom Preneurmoney
124Plate to Pixel:Rachel Cooks
125Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy WorldMichael HyattNatali Bacon
126Pro Blogging SecretsBob LotichLinkedin
127Problogger’s Guide to Your First Week ofBlogging
Blogging Basics 101
128Professional Chef:Rachel Cooks
Professional WordPress: Design and Development
Blogging Pro
130Ratio:Rachel Cooks
Ruth Soukup’s How to Blog for Profit: Without Selling Your Soul
Broke By Books
132Search Engine Optimization For DummiesWrittent
133Secrets To Blogging Your Way To A Six-Figure IncomeDarren Rowse / Chris Garett
Magnet 4 Blogging
SEO 2017: Learn search engine optimization with smart internet marketing strategies Kindle Edition
Blogging Pro
135Six Thinking HatsCopy Blogger
136Slight EdgeJeff OlsonBlogger Etiquette
137Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around ItDori ClarkNatali Bacon
138Start Your Own Blogging BusinessWrittent
Starting a Successful Blog when you have NO CLUE! – 7 Steps to WordPress Bliss…
Blogging Pro
Starting an Online Business All-in-One For Dummies
Blogging Pro
141Steal Like an ArtistAustin KleonBlogger Etiquette
142StrengthsFinder 2Copy Blogger
Sweet Sales Systems: Proven Strategies to Sell Your Digital and Affiliate Products
Mom Preneurmoney
144SwitchCopy Blogger
145Tasty Food Photography EBook:Rachel Cooks
The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future
Blogging Pro
147The 8th HabitCopy Blogger
148The Accounting GameCopy Blogger
149The Art of Pretending to Be a Grown UpGrace HelbigBustle
The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users
The Social MS
151The Art of the StartCopy Blogger
152The Blogger’s Survival Guide Tips and Tricks for Parent Bloggers, Wordsmiths and EnthusiastsBecky McNeer, Lexie LaneDZONE
153The Complete Idiot’s Guide to WordPressLife Wire
The Content Code: Six essential strategies to ignite your content, your marketing, and your business
The Social MS
The Copywriter’s Handbook: A Step-By-Step Guide To Writing Copy That Sells
156The Copywriting Scorecard for Bloggers
Blogging Basics 101
157The Crossroads of Should and Must: Find and Follow Your PassionElle LunaBlogger Etiquette
158The First 90 DaysCopy Blogger
159The Flavor Bible:Rachel Cooks
160The GoalCopy Blogger
161The IT Girl’s Guide to Blogging with MoxieBlogging Pro
162The Little Red Writing BookBryan Haines
163The Monk and the RiddleCopy Blogger
164The No Asshole RuleCopy Blogger
165The Teaching Company on EconomicsCopy Blogger
166The Tipping PointCopy Blogger
167The ValueReporting RevolutionCopy Blogger
168The World Is FlatCopy Blogger
169Think and Grow RichNapoleon HillBlogger Etiquette
170Tumblr for DummiesLife Wire
171Ultimate Blog PlannerFabrizioVan Marciano
Magnet 4 Blogging
172Virtual FreedomChris Ducker
Magnet 4 Blogging
173Web Hosting For Dummies
Blogging Basics 101
174When Breath Becomes AirPaul KalanithiBlogger Etiquette
Will the Real You Please Stand Up: Show Up, Be Authentic, and Prosper in Social Media
The Social MS
176WordPress 24-Hour TrainerBryan Haines
177WordPress 3 SEOBryan Haines
178WordPress In DepthBlogging Pro
WordPress Power Guide – Using WordPress to Blog Your Way to Success – Blogging Guide
Blogging Your Passion
180WordPress Web Design for DummiesLife Wire
WordPress: 665 Free WordPress Plugins for Creating Amazing and Profitable Websites
Blogging Pro
Write. Publish. Grow. The Ultimate Guide To Guest Blogging
The Social MS

18 Best Blogging Book Sources/Lists

Blogger Etiquette 7 Books to Read For Blogging, Business, and Leading Your Best Life …
Blogging Basics 101 7 Books That Will Improve Your Blog – Blogging Basics 101
Blogging Pro The Very Best Blogging Books – Blogging Pro
Blogging Your Passion Blogging Books: 6 Books Every Blogger Should Read
Broke By Books The Best Books about Blogging for Bloggers – Broke By Books
Bryan Haines My 10 Favorite “How To Start A Blog” Books | Bryan Haines
Bustle 8 Books You’ll Love If You’re Obsessed With Blogging – Bustle
Copy Blogger 38 Critical Books Every Blogger Needs to Read – Copyblogger
DZONE 25 Best Blogging Books – DZone Agile
Life Wire List of Top 10 Blogging Books – Lifewire
Linkedin The 5 best books on blogging | Jack Murray | Pulse | LinkedIn
Magnet 4 Blogging 16 Epic Must-Read Books For Bloggers: Blog Like A Pro
Mom Preneurmoney Best Blogging Books to Grow Your Online Business Archives …
Natali Bacon The 5 Best Books About Blogging (That Every Blogger Needs To Read)
Rachel Cooks 9 Food Blogging Books to Buy and Read – Rachel Cooks®
Salvador Briggman Top 7 Books on Blogging for Beginners – Salvador Briggman
The Social MS The 20 Best Books For Bloggers In 2017 – The Social Ms
Writtent Top 13 Must-Read Books for Bloggers | Writtent