Blogging For Dummies

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Wiley, Jan 7, 2010 - Computers - 384 pages
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The blogging bestseller, now fully updated to reflect the latest tools and techniques

Blogging is forever evolving, and remains essential for anyone who wants a distinctive Web presence. There are many options that surround blogging-on everything from blogging software to hosting services-and this fun and friendly guide gets you started so can begin logging in hours of blogging!

Building on the success of the two previous bestselling editions, this latest revision includes essential blogging basics, the elements required of a good blog, and the tools you'll need to get started. You'll discover how to determine the right blogging software for you, whether you should run your own blog or use a full-service hosting site, and how to set up an account and write your first post.

  • Builds on the two previous bestselling editions and covers the latest advertising tools to attract an audience, methods for making money with your blog, and ways to measure your blog's success
  • Includes updates to the major blogging software utilities including Google's Blogger, TypePad, and WordPress
  • Walks you through the latest search engine optimization techniques for increasing your blog's visibility
  • Reviews the newest plug-ins and gadgets that will allow you to extend your blog

If you're in a fog about how to blog, then this easy-to-understand guide is the right book for you.

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Review: Blogging for Dummies

User Review  - David Sarkies - Goodreads

Sometimes I am a little hesitant reading a book with the words 'for Dummies' or 'complete idiots guide to' in the title because it makes me feel like, well, a complete idiot. It is probably because I ... Read full review

Review: Blogging for Dummies

User Review  - Lindz-o - Goodreads

Like most of the "Dummies" books, this one is easy to read and understand and laid out the information in a way appropriate for complete novices like me. I have the 3rd edition published in 2010 and ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

Susannah Gardner is creative director of Hop Studios (, a Web design company specializing in blogs and community content Web sites. Shane Birley is cofounder of Left Right Minds ( and blogs at

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