Book Review – Expert Briefs: Blogging For Profit by Nicole Dean

I bought a copy of Nicole Dean’s Expert Briefs: Blogging for Profit: The Stripped-Down Naked Truth from 26 Rockin’ Online Business Owners a few weeks ago. Since it’s the kind of book I figured my readers would be interested in, I decided to do a book review.

(On a side note: I’m taking a long weekend to get my brain back after blogging through two challenges and to spend time with my husband, who’s home from work for a few days. I’ll be back on Tuesday with my really cool announcement. In the meantime, check out Expert Briefs and then come back by to let me know what you thought. My thoughts? Just keep reading….)
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Be Excellent To Each Other: Building Blog Community By Helping Others

build community help What makes a community?

Okay, that’s a question with a number of correct answers. The one I’m going for here is “an atmosphere of helpfulness and giving”. Or, as Bill and Ted would say, “Be excellent to each other, dudes!”

Bill and Ted – do y’all remember Bill and Ted? Please say yes – were on to something. If you’re trying to build community on your blog, you won’t go wrong by being excellent to your readers.

I’ve been visiting a number of blogs thanks to the two blog challenges I’ve participated in recently. I feel pretty safe in saying that from what I’ve seen, you have the “be excellent” thing down pretty good. Here’s some of what I’ve seen: Continue reading