Never realized when I started re-writing this blog that so many of my posts would end up talking about the actual writing process…
My original intention was to blog about…

  • Muffins—and other breakfast foods…and…
  • Magnolias—specifically those “Steel Magnolias”” from history

But being the nerd that I am, I have been caught up in the research, planning, and writing process involved in blogging…and have wanted to share what I have been learning…

I have created a five-step research process…and these next posts are going to involve using these steps to actually research blogging…

So first using Amazon, I have built the following reading list based on the most popular and newest books about blogging currently selling on Amazon…books that I hope to read and review in the near future…



1. 100 Shareable Blog Post Ideas (Easy to Write, Easy to Share) by The Digital Writer and Jonathan Wondrusch


  • creating an editorial calendar. 
  • ideas for effective content 
  • sample headlines for blog posts

Other Books by Author

  • How to Write a Sales Letter That Works (Without Wasting Your Time). 
  • Writing Online

Author Website—None found


2. 5 Minutes a Day Guide to BLOGGING: How To Create, Promote & Market a Successful Money Generating Blog 

Author—Penny King

Other Books by Author—

  • 5 Minutes a Day Guide to PINTEREST + FREE eBook “ATTRACTING AFFILIATES”: How to Create, Promote & Market a Successful…Nov 19, 2015
  • 5 Minutes A Day Guide To FACEBOOK + FREE eBook “Attracting Affiliates”: How to Create, Promote & Market a Successful…Nov 18, 2015
  • 5 Minutes A Day Guide To BUSINESS, INCOME & SOCIAL MEDIA Box Set: How To Promote, Market & Create Business Using…Jan 9, 2016
  • 5 Minutes a Day Guide to TWITTER + FREE eBook “Attracting Affiliates”: How To Create, Promote & Market a Successful…Dec 21, 2015
  • 5 Minutes A Day Guide to LinkedIn + FREE eBook “Attracting Affiliates”: How To Create, Promote and Market a Successful…Dec 21, 2015

  Author Website-–None Found.


3. Becoming The Perfect Networker… Succeeding One Connection at a Time – Golden Kennector EditionJul 31, 2010by Ken Rochon and Tara Hannon

  • making connections  
  • turning them into relationships that produce income and opportunities
  • being successful in social networking 

Authors and Other Books by Authors

Ken Rochon

  • Empowerment & Beyond… A 6-week self study program practicing reflection, wisdom and peaceApr 12, 2013 
  • Make Your Connections Count: September 22, 2011 

Tara Hannon (illustrator)

  • When Mommy Has Our Baby by Rachel Cedar and Tara Hannon
  • Lion and Rabbit’s Opposite Day by Tara J. Hannon
  • Wings by Belinda Fraley Huesman and Tara J. Hannon
  • Sex Sells But I’M Ugly by Dan Kendrick and Tara Hannon
  • Santa Claus Was Once a Kid Too by Philip H. Scharper and Grace M. Scharper
  • Ada Chewed Some Gum by Thomas Knight and Tara J. Hannon

 Author Website


    4.  Breakthrough: The Complete Guide to Growing Your Platform & Blogging Your Way to a Full-Time Income

    Author— Adeline Ganley​


    • Building a viable business 
    • Developing a brand strategy 
    • Improving your productivity
    •  Increasing traffic 
    • Monetizing your platform 
    • Writing content to build an audience that is engaged and frequently returns to your website

    Other Books by Author

    • Real Ways to Make Money from Home: Start Making Money Now 


    5.  Blog To Book: An expert guide to building your blog business and income through ebooks and paperbacks​

    —P.R. Newton


    • growing your blog business and income with ebooks and paperbacks.
    • self-publish a book that will bring value to your current readers, attract new audiences and build your income and blog business. 
    • write a book inspired by your blog content

    Other Books by Author

    •  Shattered Embrace: An Adoption Tale
    •  And Then My Uterus Fell Out: A memoir on life with pelvic organ prolapse
    •  The Tindou Tablet

     Author Website
    Steam Powered Family
    6.  Blogging: A Practical Guide to Plan Your Blog: Start Your Profitable Home-Based Business with a Successful Blog

    Authors—Dale Reardon and Jo Reardon
    Topic—planning your blog, obviously

    Other Related Products from Authors

    • Blogging: A Practical Guide to Find Your Niche: Start Your Profitable Home-Based Business with a Successful Blog (Create Your Amazing Blog: Your…

     Author WebsiteThe Online Beginners Hub – or ‘The Hub

    7.  Blogging For Dummies

    Author— Amy Lupold Bair


    • advertising tools and techniques 
    • emerging platforms like Squarespace and Overblog
    • integrating your blog with social media
    •  latest blogging software and utilities
    • search engine optimization
    •  social plug-ins 
    • the anatomy of a good blog
    • the tools you need to get started

    Author Website— Resourceful Mommy

    8.  Blog, Inc.: Blogging for Passion, Profit, and to Create Community

    Author—Joy Deangdeelert Cho


    • attracting readers
    • overcoming blogger’s block
    • starting and growing a blog

    Other Books by Author

    • Oh Joy! 60 Ways to Create and Give Joy
    • Creative, Inc.

    Author Website—Oh Joy

    9.  How To Start A Profitable Blog: A Guide To Create Content That Rocks, Build Traffic, And Turn Your Blogging Passion Into Profit 


    David Lim

    Other Books by Author

    • Blogging: How to Write Blog Posts That Go Viral Without Selling Out: Attract a Raving Fan Base, Understand Your…
    • How To Blog For Profit: A Powerful Step-By-Step Guide To Create Passive Income Online And Replace Your Day Job For Life 


    10.  The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users 


    • Guy Kawasaki 
    • Peg Fitzpatrick 


    • building your foundation
    • amassing digital assets
    • optimizing your profile
    • attracting more followers
    • integrating social media and blogging

    Other Books by Author

      Guy Kawasaki 

      • The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything
      • Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions
      • APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur-How to Publish a Book
      • Reality Check: The Irreverent Guide to Outsmarting, Outmanaging, and Outmarketing Your Competition
      • Selling the Dream
      • How to Drive Your Competition Crazy: Creating Disruption for Fun and Profit
      • What the Plus!: Google+ for the Rest of Us
      • The Macintosh Wa
      • Rules For Revolutionaries
      • Hindsights: The Wisdom and Breakthroughs of Remarkable People
      • Database 101

      Author Websites


      11.  The Blog Post Tool Kit

      Author—Gina Luker


      • creating photography and graphics to grab readers
      • planning posts that get results
      • properly write SEO rich content 
      • using social media 

      Other Books by Author

      • Super Fast Freezer Meals
      • How to Start a Home-based Etsy Business 


      12.  How to Write 37 Different Types of Blog Post

      Author—Sarah Arrow

      Author Websites
      Sarah Arrow


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