This afternoon I spent a few hours at Barnes and Noble. Barnes and Noble is much closer to my home, but I have to admit that Borders is much better organized and books are easier to find. I'm constantly ‘walking the aisles' at Barnes and Noble looking rather than spending time reading.
Eia nō naʻe, ua hāpai au i kaʻu makasina punahele, Hoʻolālā Pūnaewele Pono (aka .net) a i ka hopena ua hāpai ʻia ʻO Darren a Chris'puke, Nā mea huna no ka blog ʻana i kāu ala i kahi loaʻa kālā ʻeono.
I don't think the title of the book does it justice. Although a lot of the book is about monetization and Darren's success at it, the book's advice extends well beyond. I'd recommend it to anyone from a strategy guide for blogging as well. It differs from some of my other favorite books on blogging, like Hōʻike a Scoble's puke, puke Na kamailio kaina olohelohe, in that it's more tactical in its approach rather than strategic. This is a book to get you started at successfully blogging.
Ua hoʻokūpaʻa ka puke i nā ʻano hana a me nā hana i haʻi ʻia e aʻu ma kēia blog, akā pono wau e kaʻana aku iā ʻoe i nā hemahema nui loa i kaʻu blog ʻana:
- My blogging isn't always consistent due to my work schedule. This hurts my momentum since readers aren't always assured of quality content each day.
- Kaha ʻia kaʻu pūnaewele ma mua o ka ʻenehana ʻenehana a me nā pou he nui iaʻu e kaʻana nei i nā anecdotes pilikino i pili ʻole i ka ʻenehana Marketing. Ua manaʻo kaʻu poʻe heluhelu e mai iaʻu ia, akā ʻike wau ua nui nā mea heluhelu i hele wāwae ma muli o ia.
- My blog could probably be diced up into multiple niche topics that are more targeted… perhaps Online Marketing, Social Media, and Web Development. I still may work one day to dice up the content, but that's a tough (very tough) job. If I were to start over, that's definitely the direction I would have taken.
- My domain name would not be dknewmedia.com. Once again, this blurs the blog between me and my actual topic. It also makes the blog impossible to sell, since I don't want to sell my name. I am keeping an eye out on some domains, though! If I can find some good ones, I'll look to splice my content and disassociate my blog with my name.
Looking forward to Chris and Darren's reaction to this post. If you're not blogging yet, be sure to pick up Darren and Chris' book to get you started on the right track. Great read!