WRITING STYLE: 2.5/5
Blogging has been around for a while and it is here to stay. A lot of people wish to venture into the world of blogging but have no idea how to go about it. If you have questions related to blogging then a good idea would be to start with Anuj Tikku’s Blogging for Gold, a book that helps amateurs with the answers they seek.
This book, Blogging for Diamond is the author’s 2nd book on the subject which is meant to offer deeper insights and professional level advice to the same set of readers who are keen on the path of blogging.
What to expect?
Expect a book that is a short read and that can be read in a matter of 1 or 2 hours. Expect a book that gives you an insider’s account of blogging including details on some very crucial monetary aspects of blogging.
Expect a book that also tells you something about being an author and about marketing your self-published book. Finally, expect a book that gives you an overall idea of being a blogger, a vlogger, and an author.
Who can read?
The book can be read by anyone with basic English level skills. The language is kept simple and the concepts are easy enough to be understood by amateurs.
What kind of research has gone into the book?
Blogging for Diamond is a book that doesn’t give you a lot of information. In addition to it, the information that it gives is only based on the author’s own experience as opposed to solid research.
Let’s talk about the writing style
The writing style of the author is flowy and the text is to the point and concise. Anuj openly shares his own experiences and point of views and his candid style quickly establishes an easy camaraderie with the reader.
What did I like?
I think the best part about the book is it’s practical and to the point advice. The author is quite candid when he says that blogging as a money-making venture takes a while to establish, and that too is not before some serious effort and cash outflows.
I also like the way Anuj gives us an idea of the costs involved in blogging in solid monetary terms. This is a huge insight and something that not every blogger likes to share with their readers.
What I did not like?
This is something that I insist on all the time and yet so many authors choose to neglect it – editing. The experience of reading Blogging for Diamond would have been so much enhanced had the book been better edited. Instead, it has plenty of spelling mistakes, grammatical errors and some copy-editing errors too.
Is the book interesting to read?
Blogging for Diamond is indeed insightful and interesting. Since it is written in a candid conversational style, the flow of the book is also smooth and quick. It won’t be wrong to say that the book is interesting.
In the end
With not much research to boast about and only the author’s own experience to its credit, Blogging for Diamond is a book that can be read as an add-on read in addition to other books but certainly not as a standalone read on the subject. Learning about book marketing and vlogging is an added incentive that can be used to market the book and push its sales.
The final verdict
Can read it!
Pick it up if
- You are an amateur getting into blogging or seriously contemplating about it.
- You have read Anuj’s previous book on blogging, Blogging for Gold.
- You are looking for some specific insights about blogging especially about the monetary aspects of it.
- You are interested in learning about book marketing and vlogging as an added bonus.
Skip it if
- You don’t enjoy nonfiction.
- You are neither a blogger nor interested in knowing about blogging.
- You are looking for a serious and better-researched book on blogging.
- You can’t stand poorly edited books.
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