This is free book review #6 and probably the last of my free reviews. Being a blogger myself I really enjoyed Blog Blazers by Stephane Grenier.
Stephane has a blog called Follow Steph and is the owner and creator of Landlord Max which apparently is the easiest property management software available. I am actually a landlord as well, so I can relate to Stephane on a couple of fronts.
In Blog Blazers Stephane profiles 40 top bloggers. He gets them to share their secrets to creating high-profile, high-traffic and high-profit, blogs by asking each blogger a series of 23 questions.
What I found interesting about this, was how so many of the bloggers, had the same answers for certain questions. For instance; “Which websites do you recommend for any new bloggers starting to blog?”, the overwhelming response for this question was Darren Rowse of Problogger.net.
There were other similarities between the bloggers answers as well. One of the things I enjoyed about this list is the list of bloggers themselves. Many of these blogs I have read and have even been subscribed to at one point or another.
But some of them, were blogs that I hadn’t heard of, so I got an opportunity to check out a new blog, plus get a little background information on the blogger themselves.
One of the blogs featured in the book which I had heard of, but had actually never visited, was Manolo’s Shoe Blog. After reading the entertaining and quirky responses of Manolo of the Shoe Blogger.
I was pleasantly surprised and had to check out the site. It is fun and entertaining, and might teach you a little about fashion. One of the features I found especially entertaining was the Gallery Of Horrors.
I’ll admit that I don’t know a lot about fashion, and I am still a bit confused on this point. But, I believe that Manolo The Shoeblogger and Manolo The Designer are two different people. Please correct me if I’m wrong.
Never the less, these two individuals have more in common than Italian Accents, they are both creative and interesting individuals who are publicly sharing their gift.
Many of the other bloggers featured in Blog Blazers were people whose blogs I have been subscribed to at one time or another. Although, I’ve been trying to ditch my feed reader for a long time. Since, I need to do more work and less reading for pleasure.
If you are a blogger, and you need inspiration and insight, Blog Blazers is the perfect resource. It will not only give you ideas, but you can learn the views and tips from the pros.
Learning from example can be a lot faster then learning on your own. If you are not a blogger you may even get more out of this book. It will be a nice introduction to several successful blogs and the inside scoop on how the creators think.