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The Golden Rules of Blogging

By Robin Houghton

  • Paperback
  • £9.99

This book takes a hard look at twenty-eight of the blogosphere's golden rules and shows you when, why and how to break them.

Do you really need to post every day to make your blog a success? Is it true you should never steal stuff? Can anyone make money from a blog? Blogging hasn't been around forever, and yet any blogger will tell you there are rules of what to do, what not to do and the facts. But where did these rules come from? And should they be broken?

Designed for bloggers of all levels of experience and illustrated with real-life Blogger Stories and examples, The Golden Rules of Blogging (and When to Break Them) will give you a fresh perspective on blogging from those who have learned the hard way.

Out with the rules? You decide!

Biographical Notes

Robin Houghton works with communications teams, authors and publishers, business owners and individuals to help them build relationships, community and reputation on the web. She has over 20 years strategic and practical marketing experience and is the author of the bestselling Blogging for Creatives.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781781572399
  • Publication date: 02 Mar 2015
  • Page count: 128
  • Imprint: Ilex Press
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