Blogging For Dummies, 4th Edition
By Susannah Gardner, Shane Birley
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: December 2011
Pages: 408

From choosing software to managing comments, here's what everyblogger needs to know

Whether you're blogging for fun, for money, or as part of yourjob, this book will help you do it better. If it's your firstventure into the blogosphere, get the lowdown on software, safety,and style. If you have some experience, jump right into ways toimprove your content, boost readership, add Twitter to the mix,generate income, and more!

  • How to get started — decide what to blog about, choose theright software, and register your domain

  • Find the right fit — discover your niche and learn all youcan about your audience

  • Content is king — learn how to make your writing, photos,videos, and audio compelling enough to keep visitors comingback

  • You've started something — see how to encourage commentsand how to deal with comments you don't want

  • It's more than words — add photos to your blog or learn tostart and maintain a podcast

  • Promote your blog — expand your audience with Twitter anduse social networks to drive traffic to your blog

  • Penny for your thoughts — explore ways to make money fromyour blog

  • Give it the business — find out the important things youshould keep in mind when writing a corporate blog

Open the book and find:

  • Steps for setting up a blog with Blogger, WordPress, orTumblr

  • 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

Learn to:

  • Compare and use the newest blogging software tools

  • Find your niche and gain an audience

  • Integrate your blog with social media and exploremicroblogging

  • Make money with advertising and search engine optimization

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