What’s trending these days? What’s something that’s everywhere? Oh, I know! Internet! It’s something every person of every age group uses in one way or another. Besides providing information and entertainment, the internet also offers various career opportunities, of which the most common one is blogging. In a way, we can even say that blogging has become the new trend these days.
I started blogging a couple of months back, but I didn’t get the expected results. Of course, before starting it, I looked up all the basic requirements I thought I needed, but it turns out there was more to it than I thought. I lacked quite a few skills, which I worked on later and now I can say that I’ve started to become satisfied with the results I generate. What did I do to know what I lacked? I read a few books on it!
When one begins blogging, there are so many things one needs to know that at first, it seems very difficult to start one, but when you dig a little deeper, it’s not such a tough cookie. If one starts blogging without any guidance, there’s no doubt that he/she will face a lot of difficulties. That’s why it is suggested to get a little advice before doing so and no one’s a better guide than a book.
As I stated above, it was only until later that I came to know what I lacked. If you don’t want to repeat the same mistake, read the following books before starting blogging.
Greatest Books To Read For Starting A Blog
Here are the books you need to read for knowing about starting a blog.
1. Bloggers Boot Camp
Bloggers Boot Camp: Learning How to Build, Write, and Run a Successful Blog is a business book written by Charlie White and John Biggs in 2011.
This book will teach you everything about building a blog from very scratch. Everything is there in this book, from finding a niche to developing a favorable tone to enhancing it with suitable visuals.
2. The Little Red Writing Book
Written by Brandon Royal, The Little Red Writing Book was published in 2004.
This book tells us that anyone who has exemplary writing skills works on a few particular principles repeatedly. What are those principles that will make you an exceptional content writer? You’ll know everything you need to know in this book.
3. The Badass Blog Planner
Published in 2015, The Badass Blog Planner: Your Guide to Defining Your Purpose, Creating Clarity, a Building a Year of Killer Content is a business workbook by Sarah Morgan.
It is not one of the usual informative books that will teach you something. Instead, it will help you plan your content for the entire year with the help of over 60 worksheets that it contains.
4. The E-Myth Revisited
The E-Myth Revisited is a 1986 published reference book written by Michael E. Gerber.
This book will burst all our myths related to websites, online businesses, and the internet industry as a whole. We will know why so many small businesses fail and what one can do about it.
5. Blog For Bucks
A blog for Bucks: How to Create, Promote, and Profit from Your Blog is a Jacqueline Bodnar written business book published in 2020.
This book will teach us some blogging tricks and tell us how to monetize our content and make our blog a profitable one and everything else we need to know before starting a blog.
6. Content Rules
Written by Ann Handley and C. C. Chapman in 2010, Content Rules: How to Create Killer Blogs, Podcasts, Videos, Ebooks, Webinars (and More) That Engage Customers and Ignite Your Business is a business book.
Through this book, we will learn the art of creating web content that will become successful online, increase our blog’s credibility, and create a loyal customer base.
7. Epic Content Marketing
Epic Content Marketing: How to Tell a Different Story, Break Through the Clutter, and Win More Customers by Marketing Less is a reference book written by Joe Pulizzi in 2013.
This book will give us a step-by-step plan and structure of perfect content that will rule the internet. We will learn to market our content through search engines and social media.
These are a few books I wish I had read before I started blogging and I would suggest all of you aspiring bloggers go through them once.