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.
Ar aon chaoi, phioc mé an iris is fearr liom, Dearadh Gréasáin Praiticiúil (aka .net) agus ar deireadh phioc Darren agus Chris'leabhar, Rúin maidir le Blagáil Do Bhealach chuig Ioncam Sé Fhigiúr.
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 agus Scoble's cuir in áirithe, Comhráite Naked, in that it's more tactical in its approach rather than strategic. This is a book to get you started at successfully blogging.
Dhaingnigh an leabhar go leor de na teicnící agus na bearta a labhair mé ar an mblag seo, ach ba chóir dom na lochtanna is mó i mo bhlagáil a roinnt leat:
- 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.
- Tá mo shuíomh brandáilte níos mó domsa ná Teicneolaíocht Margaíochta agus tá go leor de na poist ag roinnt scéalta pearsanta dom nach mbeadh baint ar bith acu le Teicneolaíocht Margaíochta, b’fhéidir. Tháinig mo léitheoirí ag súil leis sin uaimse, ach tá a fhios agam gur shiúil go leor léitheoirí dá bharr.
- 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!