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Blogging for Creatives: How designers, artists, crafters and writers can blog to make contacts, win business and build success

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Of the billions of internet users worldwide, a massive 80% are visiting blogs. The blogosphere has become a huge platform for individuals and businesses alike. As well as being essential for creative trades of all kinds–carpenters, photographers, caterers, gardeners and graphic designers to name but a few–blogs can be inspirational and beautiful; becoming hubs for people with similar tastes and interests. Blogging for Creatives is the first approachable, non-techie guide to the blogosphere, complete with hundreds of tips, tricks and motivational stories from artistic bloggers who have started from scratch. It covers everything creatives need to know about how to design a beautiful, interesting blog that people will want to return to again and again–such as how to design, publish and host a blog, as well as keeping it fresh, staying motivated and forging connections with others in the field. Professional advice is highly illustrated with examples of successful blogs, broken down into succinct types that work, helping the reader to identify and develop the style of blog they want.Includes box-out tips, tricks and anecdotes from successful bloggersNon-techie approach that reflects the creative scope of the modern blogHighly illustrated with examples of blog types that work, with proven advice from the creators

Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: HOW Books (July 10, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1440320136
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440320132
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.7 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds

Customer Reviews

I loved this book

9 helpful votes
 on September 7, 2015
By Tom & Maria
I loved this book! I mentioned in another blogging book review that I’ve had my blog for about a year and I felt it just didn’t have the momentum, drive and I needed to do some research to give it the push it needed! I tried other books that I found flat and uninformative and thankfully I stumbled upon Blogging for Creatives and i’m happy to say I loved the book! Not only did I learn a few things but I even got some ideas on re- wording my current content, I got some real world ideas on where to turn for more ideas (i.e., other blog pages were provided for examples). I loved that the book provided examples, it provided comparative blogs, it provided a wealth of resources to check out and it even provided pictures, visuals that I could easily relate to because other books I read had no visuals and while I forced myself to get thru those books, It was a breeze to get thru the Blogging for Creatives book! I would absolutely recommend this book to others looking for ways to get their blogs in motion! Very pleased with my purchase!

Needs an update for 2014

23 helpful votes
 on May 19, 2014
By Jacob
I’ve given this book a four-star rating because it has great information about ideas on how to consistently maintain a blog. However, as with many books including information about technology, parts of the book are no longer relevant due to the ever-changing landscape of online blogging platforms. I would wait to purchase an updated version of this book.

This book was so much better than others!

2 helpful votes
 on August 25, 2016
By Lisa January
Great information & explanations, with a ton of blog links for inspiration! Perfect for creative minded bloggers. The e-book version is best, because you can view links in real time.

Five Stars

1 helpful vote
 on March 29, 2017
By Wildnotions
Great resource for a new blogger!

Very good publication Thanks Best Wishes

1 helpful vote
 on January 3, 2017
By Garvin B.
Well Done, Very good publication

Love it!

1 helpful vote
 on July 27, 2015
By NDaly
Love the design and layout of this piece. Very visual (important for creatives) and easy to follow. Love it!

Great Choice for 1st Time Bloggers

6 helpful votes
 on June 5, 2013
By Kristi Jurgensen
Just started a blog this past February and this book was recommended by Kari Chapin who wrote “The Handmade Marketplace” and is one of my favorite indie business authors. This book is helpful, easy to understand and shares lots of information. It also shows great examples of creative blogs that are very inspiring. I would highly recommend it for anyone who is interested in starting a blog, especially those of us creatives who don’t like all the technical jargon you find in other books.

Visually Enticing & Inspirational

3 helpful votes
 on March 20, 2013
By B. Hart
I’m a visual kind of person, and need a lot of examples to pump my inner creativity. This book is simply the best at giving hundreds of color visual examples of great blog sites, as well as listing wonderful, creative blogs. Written for the creative person (you know who you are), so the images are “artsy”, but the message is pure pleasure.

Five Stars

1 helpful vote
 on May 26, 2015
By Masha Pogorielova
Really cool book! Just what I wanted
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