Blogging For Dummies Homepage
Price: $14.09/14.73
Formats: paperback, Kindle
Version: 4th edition
Released: January 24, 2012

Blogging For Dummies Features

Blogging For Dummies, by Susannah Gardner and Shane Birley, is a beginner's guide on how to blog.

Features include:

  • 408 pages.
  • Ways to use your blog.
  • Design and content tips.
  • When anonymity is appropriate.
  • Tricks for sidestepping spam.
  • How RSS can help market your blog.
  • Tools for tracking blog traffic.
  • Ten tools for mobile blogging.
  • Deciding what to blog about.
  • Choosing the right software.
  • How to register your domain.
  • Provides up-to-date information on blogging software choices and utilities.
  • Explains how to identify your unique niche and attract readers.
  • Walks you through setting up an account and writing your first post.
  • Shows you how to optimize your blog for search, so new readers find you.
  • Helps you integrate your blog with social media.
  • Reveals what you need to know to start microblogging on Twitter or Tumblr.
  • Explores the ways you can make money with your blog.
  • Find the right fit: discover your niche and learn all you can about your audience.
  • How to encourage comments and how to deal with comments you don't want.
  • Discover how to add photos to your blog or learn to start and maintain a podcast.
  • Learn how to expand your audience with Twitter.
  • Use social networks to drive traffic to your blog.
  • Penny for your thoughts: explore ways to make money from your blog.
  • Learn the important things you should remember when writing a corporate blog.
  • Steps for setting up a blog with Blogger, WordPress, or Tumblr.
  • Compare and use the newest blogging software tools.
  • Find your niche and gain an audience.
  • Integrate your blog with social media and explore microblogging.
  • Make money with advertising and search engine optimization.
  • Learn how to make your writing, photos, videos, and audio compelling enough to keep visitors coming back.
  • About the authors:
    • Susannah Gardner was among the editors at the Los Angeles Times who launched the newspaper's first website. She is co-founder and creative director of Hop Studios Internet Consultants.
    • Shane Birley is co-founder of Left Right Minds web consulting firm.