One blogging book is just like another blogging book. This is a fact, no matter what others say. But do they help? This is the question I am set to analyze in today’s blog post.
The short answer to the question posed in the title of this post is that it does help, but not all of them. Let me tell you about the one blogging book that helped me a lot. It was Problogger written by Darren Rowse.
Problogger is one of the first books written for blogging, and as a newbie I hopped into it. It was written in a self-help kind of manner, but it taught me basics of blogging.
How much do they help
A blogging book, no matter how good it is can only give you an idea of the terrain, strategic positions, and its highs and lows. But no book can teach you the strategy you need to employ in order to succeed in blogging.
You can learn basic tenets of blogging, but their practical application could only be learnt by applying them, moreover, note all the rules have been put to paper, so you have to find it yourself — some by practicing the art, and others by talking to those who do.
Should you or should not you read blogging books?
This is the decision which you have to take for yourself. But whichever road you may take, do not forget to read the table of contents and preface of a book. These two will give you a fair idea about the nature of a book.
If I am asked I will prefer practicing the art of blogging than reading a book and thinking about doing something on it. I know a book does help, but with blogging, it helps only when one put this in use.
Reading or not reading, therefore, only makes a difference when one put the knowledge acquired to use. There is no point in increasing the count of blogging books you have read.