Sunday, January 5, 2014

Blogger Babes Manual: An Introduction to Blogging Review & Giveaway

I was sent a copy of the Blogger Babes Manual:  An Introduction to Blogging this fall.  I've been slowly sifting through the pages over the past few months to dig deeper into the world of blogging, why it works, why it sometimes doesn't work - and what I need to know as I set off to pursue Running Diva Mom full-time.

Heidi Nazarudin wrote this e-book (I was sent a hard copy), that explores the in’s and out’s that beginner bloggers need to know in order to get a blog going, stick with it, and truly make it a success. With making blogging a job, this “how-to” manual will guide bloggers to success. 

The e-book is complimentary to Blogger Babes members and is available on Heidi and Co. or The Blogger Babes website and for non-members on Amazon and iTunes for $14.99.

Heidi constantly touches on sticking with your vision and your priorities throughout the book.  It's a difficult to find a balance of staying on top of things, constantly publishing new content, overwhelming readers, and balancing your personal life.

Nazarudin stresses the importance of bloggers keeping blog posts fresh and putting their fresh spin on the things other people are talking about. Nazarudin also writes about an important part of blogging that many can easily forget about; interacting with readers.  This is definitely something that I admit that I've been struggling to find time with.  But I've learned that I will have to make the time to do this to succeed.  And I feel that I will also find the interaction very rewarding - for both sides of the ocnversation.. She teaches how to do this effectively for the benefit of both the blogger and the reader.

One thing that I have tried to do - and will continue to do - is learn to say no and set boundaries.  It is difficulty working and it can be even more challenging to work from home.  Heidi reminds readers to set boundaries and balance your career, your personal needs, your kids, your spouse, your interest, your home - and your blog.  Learning to say no to projects can be difficult - but it can also be very freeing once you say no to things that don't relate to your vision, especially if it doesn't bring you and others around you higher and happier. 

I look forward to using many of Heidi's tips for being a female blogger with Running Diva Mom in 2014 - and beyond.


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  1. I follow your blog via Bloglovin'

  2. I visited The Blogger Babes website - I love all of the options for books to help get started with and be successful at blogging!

  3. I follow your blog and have an idea for a blog...trying to find the guts and time to start it!

  4. Following The Blogger Babes on FB and told them you sent me!

  5. Checked out the Blogger Babes website: Blogger Babe of the Week is great.

  6. Posted about giveaway on FB and tagged you! :)