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Review: Blogging Heroes: Interviews with 30 of the World’s Top Bloggers

Blogging Heroes: Interviews with 30 of the World's Top BloggersBlogging Heroes: Interviews with 30 of the World’s Top Bloggers by Michael A. Banks
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book offered valuable insight from the minds behind several successful blogs. Despite the book being a little dated (it’s kind of sad when a book published in 2008 can seem dated), it still offers good information. It would have been nice to have a closing chapter summing up all the insight and specific suggestions, especially to point out what was most frequently suggested and/or the conflicting pieces of advice. The book did have points of review for every chapter, but by the time you get to the end you don’t recall what was at the beginning. Plus, I think the "Points to Review" would be better served at the end where it doesn’t seem so repetitive as almost every interview ends with what advice to offer (which is reiterated immediately following in the section of "Points to Review."

The bottom line and takeaway message, from my viewpoint, is to be passionate about your blogging and especially what your are blogging about, to find a specific niche and focus your blog (probably tough for me), and to participate with other bloggers and on other blogs (not just lurk), and a blog is a lot of time and a lot of effort – but if your passionate about it, it’s worth it.

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1 thought on “Review: Blogging Heroes: Interviews with 30 of the World’s Top Bloggers”

  1. I have the same problem with focus. It can be really limiting unless it’s something you are 100% passionate about. I have too many interests to whittle down at this point in my life. I think the variety you offer on your blog is great. Perhaps over time we can both figure out a more specific direction to take, but this is a good start.

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