How did I become a blogger?
My son used to attend Gymboree when he was younger and he befriended a cute spunky little girl in his class. Turns out that cute spunky little girl had a cute and spunky Mom who was named Jackie. Jackie and I spent the classes laughing and telling stories about parenting, life etc. One day Jackie told me a story about taking her daughter to the car wash and accidentally washing her kid in the process. The story ended with something like “And of course I blogged about it.” And that was it for me. I checked out her blog post on washing her kid and I was hooked. I wanted to blog.
Luckily for me, I got introduced to blogging by someone who is really good at it. There are definitely varying levels of bloggers out there and Jackie is top-notch! Jackie happily answered all the questions that I had as a first time blogger. Where do I start a blog? Why is nobody reading my blog?! Why should I be on Twitter? Seriously, I asked those questions back in the day. And as I continued on my blogging journey, Jackie has always been someone I could turn to and trust to give me good information and feedback.
Recently Jackie published an e-book called “The Real Truth About How Blogs Make Money: Tips and Tricks for Turning Your Blog Into a Business (Without the BS)” This book came out at just the right time for me because that was and is exactly what I am trying to do with my blog. And let’s be honest there is SO much contradictory information out there about blogging and making money through blogging, it’s enough to drive a blogger crazy. So I did the only reasonable thing. I bought her booked. Read it, highlighted it, re-read it and now I am telling you about it. It’s that good!
I learned so much stuff because of the book. Some things I have already implemented and lots of things I still have on my to do list. Jackie starts the book by discussing basics like understanding statistics and differentiating between different blog type terminology. She continues with how to get people to read your blog and becoming comfortable selling yourself. And then she gets down to what everyone wants to know. How to make money with your blog. And how does Jackie know all of this? She has been blogging since 2005 “way before blogging was even cool” and was able to transition her blog into a full-fledged business!
This book is a must for any blogger!
And guess what? Jackie was nice enough to give me 3 copies to give away to 3 lucky people! Yay! To enter just use the Rafflecopter widget below. I threw in some ways to earn bonus entries because who doesn’t like earning some extra entries?