Bryan Allain wants me (and you) to blog better. Seriously, if you were to come upon him in a Starbucks, you could ask him, “Do you want me to blog better?” He would say, “Yes.”… and then be a bit creeped out from the awkwardness of the situation. Back to the point, Bryan wants people to blog better. Which brings us to this book he wrote, “31 Days to Finding Your Blogging Mojo.”
Here’s the thing, I don’t really like most “blogging coach” talk. Most of it always makes me feel like there are catch phrases, buzzwords, and best practices, but not a lot of real substance. Not trying to knock anyone, it’s just how I feel. It seems that unless you’re a full-time blogger, immersed in the blogging culture, much of the lingo just doesn’t make sense in a “how the heck do I do this” way. Again, that’s my experience.
Bryan’s book is different, and not just because of his abstract sense of humor. Bryan has written a little book that is accessible to anyone with a blog. This isn’t a book about turning your blog into something it’s not. That would be lame. Bryan wants you to focus on what you are passionate about, and to connect with people who like what you have to say about that passion.
The book is divided into 31 chapters that are quick, fun reads. Each chapter ends with an action for you to do. They don’t take long, but they do give you some good track to run on to start seeing some changes in your blog. These are small steps, but added together it is a great plan to help you focus on your passion, make it accessible for people to read, and to hopefully gain returning, interacting readers.
I’ve had a blog in some form of another since the early 2000’s. As of late, I’ve been a spotty blogger at best. Honestly, this isn’t the kind of writer/blogger I want to actually be. While I alone am responsible for creating the content of this site, Bryan’s little book has helped me become proud of the fact that I am a blogger. I want to do this blog thing well; I want to do it my way, with my voice. I think this book is a great tool to help define what it means for me personally to be a good blogger, as well as help me build my blog into what I imagine it could be.
Plus, its funny. Like really funny. Bryan Allian is a funny guy.
Anyways, check the book out if you’re looking to get a little kick-start to your blogging mojo. It’ll do you some good.
Disclosure: I received a free e-copy of this book for the purpose of this review. The opinions expressed are my own, and were not solicited in exchange for anything. I really like this little book. I recommend it of my own free will. There is no check in the mail.