Book Review: Bloggers Unplugged by Ruchie Verma
Title – Bloggers Unplugged
Author – Ruchi Verma
Genre – Non-fiction, Blogging
Pages – 52
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About the Book
Blogging is a well-renowned but a relatively new profession. Like any other profession, it involves hard work, dedication, and immense planning. There are various challenges faced by bloggers and there are many new things to learn too.
This book by Ruchi Verma aims to provide a sneak peek into a bloggers’ life. It’s a helpful read for new bloggers who are looking to start their blog as it covers every aspect of blogging in great detail.
I have been blogging for the past four years and I remember my initial years were a big struggle. I would spend hours watching tutorials on how to start a blog, how to write the first post, etc. I wish I had come across this book back then. It would have saved me hours of digging and researching.
Bloggers Unplugged is a one-stop guide for bloggers to understand all about blogging. Each chapter of this book picks up one aspect of blogging and covers it in detail. Talk about – understanding backlinks, SEO, keywords, domain name, jetpack or learning how to create media kit, decode insights, etc – the book covers everything you need to know to run a successful blog.
I especially like how the author interlaces her knowledge with her personal experience and shares ‘secret tips’ at the end of each chapter. She gives suggestions on how to connect with your readers, maintain online ethics, write reviews and stay consistent while managing your time.
Honestly, starting a blog is still easy but maintaining the blog and finding the right ways to market it IS NOT. I am glad this book throws light on that as well and shares tips on how to market the blog, amplify on social media, connect/respond to PRs and monetize.
Ruchie has simplified technical terms and elaborated on every aspect in relatable and easy-to-understand language. She has shared the hard work and research that goes into creating each blog content.
However, I also wish the book had delved a little more deep into the assumptions/misconceptions faced by a blogger, and dedicated an individual chapter ,especially, on busting various myths that surround this profession. Having experienced the same by friends and relatives, I personally know a lot of people who don’t take bloggers seriously and undermine their work and authority in the name of ‘free gifts’. The entire perception towards bloggers need to be changed with due respect and recognition that they deserve.
Nonetheless, the book is a must-read for anyone who wishes to start a blog or understand more about its intricacies in detail. The author has simplified each step, making it a wonderful resource and a useful guide for her readers.
About the Author
Ruchi is an award-winning blogger listed among the top 50 most influential content marketing professionals and certified Teen parenting practitioners. She has been blogging for the past seven years and this book is her dream project to share the knowledge and experience she has gained through her journey.
This book review is a part of Blogchatter’s Ebook Carnival.