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The Weblog Handbook: Practical Advice On Creating And Maintaining Your Blog

3.19 of 5 stars 3.19  ·  rating details  ·  42 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Finally a book for anyone who has ever thought about starting a Weblog but wasn't sure how to post, where to find links, or even where to go to register. The Weblog Handbook is a clear and concise guide to everything one needs to know about the phenomenon that is exploding on the Web. Rebecca Blood expertly guides the reader through the whole process of starting and mainta ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published July 4th 2002 by Basic Books (first published June 13th 2002)
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Ron Graham
At the time Rebecca Blood wrote this book, it was a landmark work. And it's still very good years later. What it does very well is

- give reasons to blog
- offer guidance to new writers

But the book needs an upgrade, and I admit Blood's subsequent book, which I have yet to read, may have done that. New bloggers I have spoken too wish that before they started they had known

- how much new technical knowledge they'd have to gain
- how important it is to integrate their blog with the social media
- the
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Patrick Andrews
Rebecca's book was useful and gave a few practical pointers for bloggers.
Cat.
A quick read with some good pointers on how to decide what you want to do with your blog. Focus is important to the author, but she's pretty liberal about the purpose of blogs. She does feel that they should have a clear purpose.

Blood also gives a lot of clear "etiquette" tips, as well as basic how-tos. There are loads of URLs too, but since the book is 3 years old, I'm not sure how useful they are.

A good, basic overview...well thought-out and not at all patronizing.
Teena in Toronto
I've been blogging and I found this book interesting because it talked about how weblogs came to be and various things such as etiquette, etc.
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