Create Your Own Blog: 6 Easy Projects to Start Blogging Like a Pro

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Sams Publishing, Dec 31, 2009 - Computers - 288 pages
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Want a personal or business blog of your own? It’s easy! In this simple guide, one of the world’s most experienced bloggers walks you through every step, from getting started to building a worldwide audience. Tris Hussey covers it all, from low-cost blogging tools to high-powered writing tips! Get this book, and get started fast–with a professional-quality blog that meets your goals, whatever they are!


Build great blogs like these, the easy way!

  • Personal Blogs
  • Business Blogs
  • Blogs for Podcasting
  • Video Blogs
  • Portfolio Blogs for Artists
  • Lifestreaming Blogs


Learn from a pro! Discover tips, tricks, and great solutions for:

  • Setting up your blog the right way–in just minutes!
  • Writing blog entries people want to read
  • Handling comments–even nasty ones!
  • Creating a conversation and building a community
  • Publicizing your blog
  • Choosing the right free or low-cost blogging tools
  • Avoiding beginner mistakes
  • Earning cash from your blog!


You won’t believe how easy it is to create your own blog… or how much fun!


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Review: Create Your Own Blog: 6 Easy Projects to Start Blogging Like a Pro

User Review  - Bill Palmer - Goodreads

This books does contain some good tips, but the writing style is annoying. Too often Tris Hussey cracks tired jokes that add nothing to his text, but rather detract from it. The material is ... Read full review

Review: Create Your Own Blog: 6 Easy Projects to Start Blogging Like a Pro

User Review  - Kemaki45 - Goodreads

This book wasn't bad but all the information was pretty basic. I recently found online tutorials and articles that offer advice that is as good if not better. Also, most of the content is specific to Wordpress, so it is less useful to people like me who use Blogger or other blogging tools. Read full review


Its All about Storytelling
Planning Your First Blog
Chapter 2 Installing and Setting Up Your First Blog
Chapter 3 Writing and Creating a Conversation
Chapter 4 Building Community
Chapter 5 Creating a Personal Blog
Chapter 6 Creating a Business Blog
Chapter 7 Creating a Podcast Blog
Chapter 8 Video Blogging
Chapter 9 Creating a Portfolio Blog
Chapter 10 Creating Your Online Lifestream
Chapter 11 Making Money Through Your Blog

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About the author (2009)

This is the first book from Tris Hussey, a long-time technologist, blogger, and writer, who started off as an academic and found tech support much more to his liking. After picking up blogging on a whim in 2004, he quickly became both a professional blogger and a leading expert in business blogging. He has been a part of several Web 2.0 startups from blogging software to blogging agencies and continues to write, blog, teach, and consult. In addition to providing workshops and speaking at conferences, Tris also teaches social media, blogging, podcasting, and WordPress at the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Capilano University. Tris lives and works in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia.

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