Mommy Blogging for Beginners by Diane Nassy: A Book Review

By Melissa Batai

You may have heard that blogging is dead, but there is still room for new blogs. Even now, there are people who start a blog and within a year or two are making a good income from it. If you’ve considered blogging, have decided to take the leap, but don’t know where to start, you may want to read Mommy Blogging for Beginners by Diane Nassy.

About Mommy Blogging for Beginners

If you have absolutely no idea how to begin blogging, Mommy Blogging for Beginners: How to Start a Mom Blog that Becomes a Money Maker by Diane Nassy is a good place to start. In this short ebook, Nassy explains everything you need to do to create a blog, design it, attract readers, and make money from it.

As an added bonus, she includes an appendix that lists 90 different companies that you can partner with to make money from your blog. This is a great springboard for the new blogger to find affiliate programs.

Since this is a book strictly for newbies, she doesn’t go into a lot of depth. For instance, she says that longtail keywords are great for SEO, but beyond a one sentence explanation, she doesn’t describe how to utilize this SEO strategy. You would need to go to a different source for that.

Having said that, if you are a complete beginner who wants to start a blog but has no idea how to do so, this book explains everything you need to know in simple, understandable terms. Nassy also does a good job building confidence so you don’t feel intimidated by the process.

Drawbacks to the Book

While this book does contain good preliminary information, there are some drawbacks. For instance, since Nassy is specifically targeting readers who want to create mommy blogs, she continually refers to the blog you want to create as “your baby.” So, for instance, when she talks about creating the actual website and design, she talks about “dressing your baby.” When she talks about making money with your blog, she says, “Putting your baby to work.” These constant references may be annoying for some readers.

Also, this book was written in 2014, so a few of the techniques for driving traffic to your site are outdated. For example, she suggests creating and using a blogroll, which very few bloggers do now to drive traffic to their sites. I would love to see a new edition of this book with updates for the many changes that have happened in the blogging world in the six years since Nassy wrote this book.
Final Thoughts

If you’ve always thought you want to start a blog and you’re finally ready to do so, this book is a good starting point. Nassy introduces readers to the basics of blogging as well as the language of blogging. Consider this book an introductory course. Once you’ve read this book, you’ll need to go on to more advanced books or courses to learn more about the ins and outs of blogging and making money from your blog.

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