Before making out a reading list, there are a few things that you want to ask yourself…


1.  First identify the category you want to read about…I want to read books about … Blogging
  

2.  Now consider WHY you want to read books about this topic by completing these sentences…

General

    • Reading books about this topic will give me…
    • Reading books about this topic will help me…
    • Reading books about this topic will help me have..
    • Reading books about this topic will help me know…
    • Reading books about this topic will prevent…
    • Reading books about this topic will provide me with…
    • Reading books about this topic will save me…

    Specific

    • Reading books about blogging will give me a sense of the blogging community and the blogging process
    • Reading books about blogging will help me use my time spent working on my blog wisely.
    • Reading books about blogging will help me have a blog that I can be proud of.
    • Reading books about blogging will help me know what has worked and what hasn’t worked for other bloggers starting a new blog.
    • Reading books about blogging will prevent my blogging from being a total waste of time and effort.
    • Reading books about blogging will provide me with advice, tools, and ideas so that I don’t feel like a “fish out of water.”
    • Reading books about blogging will save me from having to “reinvent the wheel”….

      

    3.  Identify the influensters and current thought leaders in your category…( blogging)…

    (The following list consists of the authors of the books listed on the previous post and those authors that are shown on the page when you first search for books about your topic)…

    • Adeline Ganley​
    • Amy Lupold Bair
    • Bob Lotich
    • Bryan Cohen
    • Chris Garrett
    • Dale Reardon and Jo Reardon
    • David Lim
    • Gina Luker
    • Grace Bonney
    • Guy Kawasaki 
    • Jonathan Wondrusch
    • Joy Deangdeelert Cho
    • Ken Rochon and Tara Hannon
    • Meg Mateo Ilasco
    • Mike Fishbein
    • Mike Omar
    • P.R. Newton
    • Peg Fitzpatrick 
    • Penny King
    • Ruth Soukup
    • Sarah Morgan


      

    4.  Now that you have a list of the “influensters and current thought leaders” that are leading the pack… start “stalking” them on social media…blog reader, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, and so forth…

    …(notice…I do use these terms loosely…I may be a nerd, but I’m not a convicted felon)…

    Think of this group of people as mentors and coaches…remember, most of these people are just simple, ordinary people who had to learn whatever you yourself are trying to learn now at one point in their own lives…they just started learning about this topic before you did…

      
    5.  Now start making out your reading list…

    • Check Amazon reviews and any other ratings and comments about the books that have been recommended so far.
    •  Start figuring out which of these recommended books you would actually spend money on and take the time to read. 
    • Take note of any books that have been recommended by several people.

    Here is my “reading list” as far as blogging goes…

    1. 100 Shareable Blog Post Ideas (Easy to Write, Easy to Share) by The Digital Writer and Jonathan Wondrusch
    2. 5 Minutes a Day Guide to BLOGGING: How To Create, Promote & Market a Successful Money Generating Blog —Penny King
    3. Becoming The Perfect Networker… Succeeding One Connection at a Time— Ken Rochon and Tara Hannon
    4. Breakthrough: The Complete Guide to Growing Your Platform & Blogging Your Way to a Full-Time Income— Adeline Ganley​
    5. Blog To Book: An expert guide to building your blog business and income through ebooks and paperbacks​Author—P.R. Newton
    6. Blogging: A Practical Guide to Plan Your Blog: Start Your Profitable Home-Based Business with a Successful Blog—Dale Reardon and Jo Reardon
    7. Blogging For Dummies-— Amy Lupold Bair
    8. Blog, Inc.: Blogging for Passion, Profit, and to Create Community-–Joy Deangdeelert Cho
    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
    10. The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users—Guy Kawasaki and Peg Fitzpatrick 
    11. The Blog Post Tool Kit—Gina Luker
    12. How to Write 37 Different Types of Blog Post—Sarah Arrow

      
    6.  Read with purpose…As you read take note of…

    • any valuable information that you would like to share w your readers
    • keywords
    • potential blog topics
    • what the book was about 
    • what you honestly thought about it …

      

    7. Once you have finished reading each book, write and publish a  “book review ” blog post.

    Before making out a reading list, there are a few things that you want to ask yourself…




    1. First identify the category you want to read about…I want to read books about … Blogging..

    2. Now consider WHY you want to read books about this topic by completing these sentences…


    General


    Reading books about this topic will give me…

    Reading books about this topic will help me…

    Reading books about this topic will help me have..

    Reading books about this topic will help me know…

    Reading books about this topic will prevent…

    Reading books about this topic will provide me with…

    Reading books about this topic will save me…

    3. Identify the influensters and current thought leaders in your category…( blogging)…

    4. Now that you have a list of the “influensters and current thought leaders” that are leading the pack… start “stalking” them on social media…blog reader, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, and so forth…


    …(notice…I do use these terms loosely…I may be a nerd, but I’m not a convicted felon)…


    Think of this group of people as mentors and coaches…remember, most of these people are just simple, ordinary people who had to learn whatever you yourself are trying to learn now at one point in their own lives…they just started learning about this topic before you did…

    5. Now start making out your reading list…


    Check Amazon reviews and any other ratings and comments about the books that have been recommended so far.

     Start figuring out which of these recommended books you would actually spend money on and take the time to read. 

    Take note of any books that have been recommended by several people.

    6. Read with purpose…As you read take note of…


    any valuable information that you would like to share w your readers

    keywords

    potential blog topics

    what the book was about 

    what you honestly thought about it …

    7. Once you have finished reading each book, write and publish a “book review ” blog post.

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