I am a strong believer that the best way to learn how to blog is from our fellow bloggers. Especially, those very successful ones that who have been blogging for years. From the moment that I had the idea to begin my blog, I started reading everything that I could. I wanted to learn as much as I could about blogging. I’ve read many blog books but in this post I’m going to share with you the 5 books every blogger should read.
5 Books Every Blogger Should Read
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1. How to Blog for Profit without Selling your Soul by Ruth Soukup
Ruth, from Living Well, Spending Less is one of the most successful, best known bloggers out there. How to Blog for Profit without Selling your Soul gave me a strong understanding of blogging basics. I learned about the terms and buzzwords that I had been hearing and reading about and didn’t fully understand.
After reading How to Blog for Profit without Selling your Soul, I had a basic understanding of how this whole blogging thing worked. I had a vision of where I wanted my blog to go and I had an idea of how to get there. If you’re just starting to learn about blogging, this is where I recommend you start. If you’ve been blogging for awhile, and haven’t read How to Blog for Profit yet, you’ll still find some useful information in it.
2. Building a Framework: The Ultimate Blogging Handbook by Abby Lawson
Building a Framework is so much more than a book. This comprehensive program walked me through the process of laying a strong foundation for my blog.
Abby holds nothing back in Building a Framework. She even shares the mistakes she made when she started her blog. I was so thankful to learn from her mistakes right from the start with my blog, Happy Humble Home.
The Building a Framework program covers everything from creating content and building relationships to growing your blog and monetizing. I loved that it included Blog Binder printables that kept me organized as I followed the program.
Building a Framework also includes premium packages that include step-by-step video tutorials, which taught me so much about the technical aspects of blogging that I couldn’t figure out on my own.
In my opinion, the most valuable part of the program is that it includes a Facebook Mastermind group that you’re able to join once you purchase the program. This has been so helpful to me! I’m able to ask questions and talk to other bloggers about things that my non-blogging friends just don’t understand.
I cannot recommend Building a Framework highly enough. Check it out here
3. Everything but the Posts: Tips, Advice, and Templates from a blogger who has been in your shoes by Becca Ludlum
Becca’s book is a very useful tool in which she details all the behind-the-scenes secrets that have made her blog a success. It includes information on how to grow your blog, creating viral content, methods of monetization,
Readers of Everything but the Posts gain exclusive access to Becca’s Facebook community. This is extremely valuable because Becca makes herself available to answer questions from all members of the group. She is quick to respond with her wealth of knowledge about blogging. Lately, she’s been doing webinars for group members, as well. I’ve learned so much from her. If you’re a new-ish blogger, I’m sure you could benefit from her mentoring style.
As the title suggests, this book is focused on increasing pageviews. I have devoted my efforts towards Pinterest when it comes to getting eyes on my blog. Lena’s book gave me some new ideas for boosting traffic and gaining viewers.
17 Strategies includes a ton of information about all social media sources. If you’re looking to increase pageviews, this is a great starting point.
So, this isn’t exactly a book. It’s an inside look into Amy Lynn Andrews’s mind and all of her blogging knowledge, which is plentiful! She’s been blogging for over 10 years and she knows the ins and outs of the business.
When I was first setting up my blog I spent so much time on AmyLynnAndrews.com. There’s a ton of information on there about the nitty gritty of the blogging world. Her Knowtbook is, essentially, her notes. Every time I feel stuck about something I consult Amy’s Knowtbook and it’s always had the information I need.
Unique to this resource, The Knowtbook is constantly updated. As Amy updates her Knowtbook, you see the new information in real-time. Check it out here!
I know these resources will help you on your blogging journey. Enjoy them!
Are there any other blog books you’d add to this list? Let us know in the comments below.