I received a copy of a new e-book by author Sadie Lankford entitled Don’t Clog The Blog: The Do’s and Don’ts of Blogging. This e-book is basically a list of important things that every first time blogger (and even us more experienced bloggers) should know. The information presented in this e-book is based upon Sadie’s personal blogging experience. She has been blogging since 2001 and has learned the ins and outs of the blogging world. Most of these helpful tips are based on questions that Sadie had when she started blogging.
The first section of the e-book is the Do’s section. One of the tips that I found most helpful is “Make it Easy to Share Your Posts.” When I first started my blogs I didn’t belong to any social media sites and I didn’t really share my posts at all. I didn’t realize that it was much harder to get your posts recognized without social media interaction.
The second section of the e-book is the Don’ts section. I love the tip “Don’t Spend All Day Online!” How true. Blogging is so addictive and if you are a perfectionist, you will be tempted to constantly tweak your blog. Setting a schedule that includes family, exercise, hobby, reading, house cleaning, etc., will make your life more enjoyable and less stressful.
In the last section of the e-book, Sadie gives you 10 ideas for posts to help you get started. These will also help with mental blocks when you can’t decide what to write about.
My favorite thing about this e-book is that Sadie includes links to posts that she has written on her blog SadieLankford.com. These articles provide a wealth of information about blogging.