I remember blogging hell. The 0 attached to most of my blog posts. Zero comments, zero likes. No shares.
I remember clicking the publish button as if to send my articles to die an undignified death.
I also remember the effort it took to go from 0 to 100readers: taking massive action when networking, commenting on dozens of different blog posts daily, replying to every single comment.
I remember who it all felt unfair somehow. How it felt like a battle that I could never win.
Learned a lot during my nine years of blogging. I also figured out that the most important aspects of blogging are some of the least talked about, which is why I am sharing these lessons with you today.
Oscar Wilde once said that, “Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.”
There’s a lot of truth in that statement, and I do strenuously believe that we must experience blogging ourselves, try and fail and develop our own frameworks and strategies, but at the same time we must understand that someone else’s rules can also help us on our journey.
There are no maps to guide us, but some of these books may point you in the right direction.
Here is a compilation of 25 books about writing well, marketing, and building an audience.