This afternoon I spent a few hours at Barnes and Noble. Barnes and Noble is much closer to my home, but I have to admit that Borders is much better organized and books are easier to find. I'm constantly ‘walking the aisles' at Barnes and Noble looking rather than spending time reading.
Hoe dan ek, ik haw myn favorite tydskrift ophelle, Praktysk webûntwerp (aka .net) en einlings oppakt Darren en chris'boek, Geheimen foar bloggen fan jo wei nei in seis-figuer ynkommen.
I don't think the title of the book does it justice. Although a lot of the book is about monetization and Darren's success at it, the book's advice extends well beyond. I'd recommend it to anyone from a strategy guide for blogging as well. It differs from some of my other favorite books on blogging, like Shel en Scoble's boek, Neaken petearen, in that it's more tactical in its approach rather than strategic. This is a book to get you started at successfully blogging.
It boek fersterke in protte fan 'e techniken en taktiken wêr't ik op dit blog oer haw sprutsen, mar ik moat de grutste gebreken yn myn blogging mei jo diele:
- My blogging isn't always consistent due to my work schedule. This hurts my momentum since readers aren't always assured of quality content each day.
- Myn side is mear foar my markearre as Marketing Technology en in protte fan 'e berjochten diele ik persoanlike anekdoates dy't miskien neat te meitsjen hawwe mei Marketing Technology. Myn lêzers binne dat fan my ferwachte, mar ik wit dat in protte lêzers dêrom rûn binne.
- My blog could probably be diced up into multiple niche topics that are more targeted… perhaps Online Marketing, Social Media, and Web Development. I still may work one day to dice up the content, but that's a tough (very tough) job. If I were to start over, that's definitely the direction I would have taken.
- My domain name would not be dknewmedia.com. Once again, this blurs the blog between me and my actual topic. It also makes the blog impossible to sell, since I don't want to sell my name. I am keeping an eye out on some domains, though! If I can find some good ones, I'll look to splice my content and disassociate my blog with my name.
Looking forward to Chris and Darren's reaction to this post. If you're not blogging yet, be sure to pick up Darren and Chris' book to get you started on the right track. Great read!