I recently came across The Huffington Post Complete Guide to Blogging at the library. I always enjoy reading the Huff Post articles that show up in my newsfeed on Facebook, so I was curious and checked the book out. It’s a bit dated as it sometimes mentions MySpace or the 2008 elections, but once you get past that, it can be a pretty helpful resource. This book includes lots of fascinating input from Huff Post bloggers on why the blog, Q and A’s, important posts, and tips.
This book starts at the very beginning explaining the history of blogging, the anatomy of a blog, and even tips for picking a title for your blog. It doesn’t leave anything out as far as the blogosphere is concerned. It even explained blog awards including the Webby Awards, Bloggies, and Blooker Prize. I didn’t even know those existed.
This book has lots of good information, however, I found Chapter 4: Finding Your Voice to be the most helpful. This chapter includes The Huffington Post Rules for Great Blogging as well as a list of sources for inspiration, both of which are going on my office wall.
The final section of this book is for resources. It includes the Huff Post blog roll, a glossary of blogging terms, and – for even more inspiration – the best of Huff Post.
I enjoyed The Huffington Post Complete Guide to Blogging and recommend it to anyone interested in blogging. It’s a quick read and definitely helpful.