Ok, so maybe that was a trick title. I, personally, am not going to tell you how have a more successful blog. Rather I am going to pimp out two of my top current reading recommendations right now.
The Digital Mom Handbook just came out in August (retail $15.99). It’s written by two amazing digital moms, Audrey McClelland and Colleen Padilla, both of whom I’ve had the pleasure to meet. I read it in a weekend. It’s that easy of a read.
The chapters are broken down into topics that you can manage one at a time — from finding your tribe, managing money and trying to maintain family. The give specifics about their own personal experience and success as well as countless other moms who have made their mark in the digital space. I am still going through their list of blogs in the appendix to find new blogs to follow.
Second is my friend, Melissa’s e-book, DIY Blog Critique (retail $14). It’s 43 steps to ensure your blog is the best that it can possibly be. Even with having JUST redesigned my blog, I am still going step by step to ensure that I’ve done everything I can to achieve my blogging goals (which, by the way, is step #2 in the book.)
The DIY Blog Critique is perfect for ANY blogger. Melissa walks you through creating your elevator pitch, elements of a well designed header and even some SEO. AND the book even comes with a checklist that will aid you in completing all 43 steps. Melissa does an excellent job of keeping things simple and while it’s a ton of information to take in, she gives it to you in a manner that isn’t overwhelming.
BONUS! As my last giveaway for Launch Week, I am giving one lucky reader a copy of both of these books. Simply leave a comment telling me what area of your blog you want to improve upon most. A winner will be drawn next Friday, September 16 via And The Winner Is.
*Huge thanks to Audrey, Colleen and Melissa for providing me with a giveaway copy of each book for my launch week. All opinions of these books are my own.