Finally, a proven roadmap on how to become a full-time blogger! In The 15 Success Traits of Pro Bloggers, you'll learn:
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I've been looking forward to this book, and eagerly began listening. Half an hour in, I'd become demotivated to continue my listen.
I overall like the author, he comes across as a geniune person and I agree with much of his advice on blogging.
He does preach to the uninitiated though, so I couldn't gain much valuable advice from it. Perhaps it's because I'm a long-time blogger already, but even beginners doesn't need to be served major portions of Tony-Robbins-esque motivational "you don't think you can do this, as you likely always give up... but I'm here to tell you: you can! You really can! blah blah blah" again and again.
Speaking of preaching... As another reviewer noted, the author is religious (christian). He doesn't preach, but there are bible verses spread throughout. I'm all for spirituality and have even been part of a christian fellowship in my past. One of the things that drove me away from church, was the incessant stream of bible verses/quotes thrown into each and every conversation by members of that church. As if one can just cherrypick quotes from the bible to justify any claim to be "the truth". It hindered having open, honest conversations. So, being subject to bible verses in this book, puts it in a special category, one not for me.
In the beginning of the book, the author points the listener to his website. On it, it quickly became apparant that the book was collected was his blog posts and podcast episodes. Basically, nothing new, and all available for free.
Jonathan has a pleasant voice. Only problem is: narrating this book; it's *too* pleasant. His blog might be called BloggingYourPassion but the narration here is anything but passionate. That's sad, as the content gets dulled unnessarily, by it. Conversely, in his podcast, he's more relaxed, and more alive. So the content is better digested there, in my opinion.
Don't get me wrong: the content is good – but mostly aimed at those who haven't even started their blog yet.
I find that the 15 traits are simple to follow and the information given by the author is sufficiant.
consistency and listening to what the audience wants will provide you with the next step that you can take your blog to the next level.
The book provided some nice, on-the-ground advice for blogging successfully. The most valuable advice was on creating products of various kinds.
*The narration isn't bad, considering it's narrated by the author.
*There's lots of good, actionable advice in here. And isn't that what we're looking for in buying a book like this?
*The author could have done with a professional narration and a professional editor. (There were lots of simple errors in the content, especially when it came to redundant statements.)
*The guy is religious and not afraid to share it in this content. As a non-religious person, I found this irritating.
*There's far too much preamble in each section. The book could have lost two hours or so of numbered lists explaining (unimportant) advantages to these strategies and other fluffy content. It would have been a stronger work if it had focused in more.
It is a great book with lots of info to help with blogging. Only reason I gave 3 stars on performance if there were a few edits that should have been made where I heard breath and background noise. I just learned about narrating, and the video discussed the importance of ensuring these things aren't noticed when publishing the audio. Otherwise, I don't think I would have noticed.
The information provided by the author and the time he put into making this info available is the important part, and I appreciate it so much. That's why I gave overall and story 5 stars.
I would definitely recommend this audio to others. The author is so kind as to give us a couple gifts to continue our learning and our blogging journey. I am a satisfied customer!
This is such a good how-to book. Jonathan lays everything out clearly. Sometimes it's hard to follow- like when he is working from a visual idea. He gives links to his visuals, so that helps. He's loaded the book with examples and resource sites, and presents a number of revenue streams I'd not thought of.
I listened again, a week after the first time.
Jam packed with so many takeaways. Empowering for the next step and making black & white so many gray areas. I now have an action plan.
A little slow reading but just listened to it in a faster speed. Highly recommend.
Really good information in this book... there is always going to be something you have heard before but the attention to detail is very helpful.
Glad I made the purchase.
This give bloggers and anyone thinking about blogging or creating an online business a roadmap that will help them avoid pitfalls and obstacles in their to creating a successful business online. I highly recommend this book because it will help you succeed.
Great, hands-on, step-by-step instructions on becoming a better blogger. I've implemented several ideas and have already seen a change.
This may just be me but if the book had a different narrator it would have been a lot better. It was extremely hard for me to get into the book and could only listen to 10-15 minutes of the book before I just had to take a break.
This book is great at falling asleep.
As a narrator? No
I think with a professional narrator the book would have been decent.
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