Since you are reading this blog, you are at least partially aware of how many people, businesses, organizations, and so on have started blogging. Some people blog about their daily life, parenting, working, crafting, reading, or whatever interests they have. Others are blogging to promote themselves, their business, or a cause important to them. It is hard to making blogging fun while still reaching the desired audience. Striking the balance of hard work and fun is hard, especially when you are hoping that others read and find value in your efforts.
I find myself, at least on my personal blog, often ignoring the technical advice about SEO, algorithms, and all the important stuff that helps readers find your blog, and writing what I would like to read. However, knowing the best tools and information, even if you do not necessarily subscribe to it, can only help your efforts. If you are interested in learning more about blogging or trying it out for yourself here are some books you might want to consider checking out.
1.Content Rules: How to Create Killer Blogs, Podcasts, Videos, e-books, Webinars (and more) by Ann Handley and C. C. Chapman
2. The Huffington Post Complete Guide to Blogging by the editors of the Huffington Post
3.Blog, Inc.: Blogging for Passion, Profit, and to Create Community by Joy Deangdeelert Cho
4. Teach Yourself Visually Complete WordPress by Janet Majure
5.Getting Started with WordPress: Design your own Blog or Website by Todd Kelsey
6.Food Blogging for Dummies by Kelly Senyei
7.Blogging for Dummies by Susannah Gardner and Shane Birley
8.Mom Blogging for Dummies by Wendy Piersall
9.Sams Teach Yourself WordPress 3 in 10 minutes by Chuck Tomasi, Kreg Steppe
10.WordPress for Dummies by Lisa Sabin-Wilson
And for even more information on social media, writing for the web, and blogging in general you might also want to check out; Writing for the Web : Creating Compelling Web Content Using Words, Pictures, and Sound by Lynda Felder, Social Media Marketing all-in-one for Dummies by Jan Zimmerman and Deborah Ng, New Media edited by Albert Rolls, Get Rich Blogging by Zoe Griffin, Freedom is Blogging in your Underwear by Hugh MacLeod, Blogging by David L. Hudson Jr., Creative Blogging: Your First Steps to a Successful Blog by Heather Wright-Porto, or Blogging America: the New Public Sphere by Aaron Barlow.