Great Audio Books for Bloggers

July 27, 2011

Blogging has become the memoir of a generation, with people of all stripes setting up their blogs in order to share the things that matter to them.  Of course, blogs can also serve as a way to start a business venture (through monetization) or even to improve on a business that is already in the works (as a way to attract more visitors to a website).  But whether you are just starting out or you’ve dabbled in the blogging arena for a while, you may be in need of some tips, tricks, and inspiration to help you along the way.  So here are just a few great audio books to play while you’re researching and writing your next blog.

  1. 10 Quick Steps to Blogging by Bryan Hoff.  For those new to the blogosphere, creating even a simple blog can be a daunting task.  But Hoff explains the basics of starting your own blog in simple language that even laymen will understand.  He speaks not only about choosing the best options for your blog (from finding domain names for sale to free versus paid hosting), but also about writing and blog etiquette in general, providing a good overall first look at creating an online presence.
  2. Secrets of Successful Blogging System by Ted Demopoulos.  This is a good place to start if you’re looking to turn a blog into a business.  Demopoulos is not only a successful blogger in his own right, but he interviewed many other bloggers to make this audio book.  His system takes listeners through the entire process of creating and monetizing a blog, including the planning process, creative considerations (layout and design, content creation), and of course, the business end (SEO, marketing, and more).  If you need a step-by-step guide to making money with blogging, this is the audio book for you.
  3. Say Everything: How Blogging Began, What It’s Becoming, and Why it Matters by Scott Rosenberg.  For those interested in the ongoing progression of blog culture, this audio book provides an overview of everything blogging.  Rosenberg discusses not only those who started and sustained the blogging movement, but also the effects that the pastime has had on industry, politics, media, and society as a whole.  This comprehensive look at blogging ponders what happens in a world where people can say anything (and everything) online.
  4. See Mom Run: Side-Splitting Essays from the World’s Most Harried Blogging Moms by Beth Feldman (with contributions from blogging moms).  The essays contained in this audio book are provided by real moms who write blogs about their experiences raising children and all the craziness that comes with being a mother.  Even if you’re only interested in the structure of the essays read by these women (and how they translate to blog content), you’re likely to find something to relate to in one or more of these hilarious essays.
  5. Mark White – Expanding Your Brand Through Blogging: Conversations with the Best Entrepreneurs on the Planet by Mark White.  This audio interview with Mark White, one of the premier experts on promotion through blogging, covers not only why blogs are now a crucial part of marketing a brand, but also the fundamentals of blogging for business.

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