I’ve been there — staring at the screen, afraid to push “Publish” for the first time. That nagging feeling in your stomach questioning your decision to give blogging a try holds you back. What if nobody reads it? What if somebody DOES read it? Those questions held me back for a long time. Those questions are why my first two blogs failed. My fear prevented me from going after my dreams for a long time. I know how it feels to make the plans and never deliver. Part of that fear rooted from this gut feeling that I had no idea what I was doing. I had no framework for what made a successful blog.
So much of the “blogging biz” overwhelmed me. Thoroughly buried in complex decisions like web hosting, a name, content, marketing, I almost boiled over. I almost quit before I began, which would have been the WORST MISTAKE OF MY LIFE. As scary and crazy as this blogging gig is, it’s also the most fun I’ve EVER had.
This is not one of those papers you write at 2 AM before the due date. This is your blog, your voice, and your image. You want to give a good impression. That means making a lot of decisions in the beginning. What host do you go with? Do you go for the funky theme you love or the classic theme you can build on? How many posts per week? What is your target audience? The list of questions goes on…
But what if there were a guide out there to help you ask yourself the right questions and get you on the right track? What if there was a voice of reason charging you through the most difficult part of creating a website — the framework. Not only that but one made just for bloggers.
What if there were a book that existed that taught you step-by-step how to build your website and grow your blog. I’m talking real, actionable steps you can take to make your pins go viral, build a following on your blog, and ultimately turn this “hobby” into your potential dream job.
I know what you’re thinking — there is no such magical book. Wrong.
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Everything You Need To Build A Solid Framework
I admit it, I bought Abby’s book, Building a Framework: The Ultimate Blogging Handbook* as a hail mary. It was a last ditch effort to convince myself to go for it and, to my surprise, it worked. Abby’s book broke the unknowns into small chunks that made all those daunting decisions seem like a walk in the park. First, she tells you about her journey (aka when she was in your shoes) and discloses what she did wrong in the process. She talks about finding the courage to ask her husband, Donnie (her web guru) for help in setting it up. She talks about the moment when it almost didn’t happen.
Even better? She’s upfront. She tells you how it is, or at least how she did it. She gives you strategies you can read and put into action immediately after putting the book down. In short, she makes that dauntless task of becoming a full-time blogger seem doable. Seriously, if there is a question you’ve had about starting a blog, building a blog, etc., there’s a chapter on it in her book. Trying to build up your social media platforms? That’s broken down over nine chapters in Part Five. Wanting to start working with brands for Affiliate Marketing and Sponsored Posts? Read Chapters 27 and 28. This book has been an invaluable resource in my blogging journey, and I’m still in the beginning stages.
Change Your Life With Blogging
If you’re like me, you were looking for a way to express your creativity. You’ve got passion and you’re itching to share it. Blogging can be the answer to your dreams. Whether you decide to monetize your blog or not, blogging can be an incredible experience of creativity and inspiration that positively affects your life. If you’re even remotely considering building a professional blog, you need to read Abby’s book*. It takes the guesswork out of making it as a professional blogger. She has three tiers of options you can choose from:
Master Package–For $75, you gain access to everything. I’m talking the awesome ebook I’ve just reviewed for you, video tutorials, Abby’s blog binder, and access to numerous expert interviews. Seriously, there is hundreds of dollars worth of material here. It’s a steal at only $75*.
Advanced Package–While not as good as the Master Package, $50 Advanced Package* still gets you a great deal. You get access to her amazing ebook, binder, and video tutorials.
Tier 3–Don’t worry if you can’t afford the bigger packages. The $25 Starter Package* gives you Abby’s ebook, which breaks down everything you need to know about blogging, whether you want to turn it into an income or not. You’ll also get her blog binder.
Choose what tier is best for you. All tiers include lifetime updates, which is just one of the things I love about getting products from Abby. Even if you aren’t sure about buying it right now, click on the link. There’s a sign up for a free chapter of her ebook. Let that make your decision for you. If you love it, go for it. If you don’t, you get a free chapter of blogging resources out of the deal.
Whatever You Do, Jump In
If it’s anything Abby’s book has taught me, it’s to jump in. I no longer fear what I don’t know (and not just because her book is so full of useful information). I know that every successful blogger was once where I am now. They had to click that “Publish” button for the first time, too. They had to deal with anxiety over Twitter followers and blog comments. Seriously, they did it all, and you can too! Dive in, and start the adventure of your life. Start your blog today!
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