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!
Cho, Joy Deangdeelert
blogging for passion, profit, and to create community
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, c2012.
183 p. :,ill. (some col.) ;,21 cm.
Introduction to blogging
Finding your voice and niche
Powering your blog
Blogging community etiquette
Making your blog a business
Monetizing your blog
The next stage of blogging growth.
Statement of Responsibility:
Joy Deangdeelert Cho ; edited by Meg Mateo Ilasco ; foreword by Grace Bonney
Web site development Amateurs' manuals.
Blogs Economic aspects.
Blogs Social aspects.
Web site development