I posted this picture on Instagram (@spryonthewall if you aren't already following) this past weekend and got some comments about a review/what I thought of the book. So I thought I would do a post about my thoughts of Blog, Inc. by Joy Deangdeelert Cho. First of all, it's a super quick read, I mean I zipped right through it. I found some useful information but I would really say it was steered towards new bloggers. Look, I've been plugging away at this blog for a little over 4 years - 4 years!?! And I'm still baffled by a blogging, I've learned a lot by observing, trying and just trial and error. I think she oversimplified a lot of it. If you don't have a blog and you read this book, it makes it sound like you can start growing and cashing in lickety split (and lickety split for me is a year or two). There are so many blogs out there it's just not that easy. Maybe it's just me and my current level of blogging frustration* (I'm sure you all have been able to tell because I just haven't been posting) but I didn't get much out of this book at all. Have any of you read it? What do you think? Am I just sour grapes? :o)
*My frustration has come to a head the past few months because I just feel so overwhelmed and saturated with blogs. It's like information overload and I feel like 90% is just noise and not much use. I struggle with whether to continue on a daily basis. I'm going to re-assess my part in the blogosphere after Bloggy Bootcamp next month. That will be the make or break time for me.