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Thursday, November 13, 2008

How complete is The Huffington Post Complete Guide to Blogging?



Will The Huffington Post Complete Guide to Blogging fare better than Gawker's ill-fated (and, imo, not so funny) Gawker Guide to Conquering All Media? Judging from its amazin rank of 1,114, it's very likely. As a reader and sometime contributor to The Huffington Post, though, I wonder if these authors are getting paid for their contributions? And I'm not really sure if the process of running a massive site like The Huffington Post is comparable to running a blog; not that the editors don't now about these topics, but the path is going to be much more challenging for any individual than for someone with the resources of a gigantic site.

I love blogging, but I wonder if people just starting to blog now, if inspired by the success of some bloggers, like ones with book deals, are looking to simply cash in? After all, The Huffington Post themselves didn't add any more in their plug than what's on Amazon. How helpful of a guide will this really be to the "experienced blogger looking to break through the clutter of the Internet?" I guess we'll find out.

The editors of The Huffington Post -- the most linked-to blog on the web -- offer an A-Z guide to all things blog, with information for everyone from the tech-challenged newbie looking to get a handle on this new way of communicating to the experienced blogger looking to break through the clutter of the Internet. With an introduction by Arianna Huffington, the site's cofounder and editor in chief, this book is everything you want to know about blogging, but didn't know who to ask.

As entertaining as it is informative,
The Huffington Post Complete Guide to Blogging will show you what to do to get your blog started. You'll find tools to help you build your blog, strategies to create your community, tips on finding your voice, and entertaining anecdotes from HuffPost bloggers that will make you wonder what took you so long to blog in the first place.

The Guide also includes choice selections from HuffPost's wide-ranging mix of top-notch bloggers. Among those who have blogged on HuffPost are Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Larry David, Jane Smiley, Bill Maher, Nora Ephron, Jon Robin Baitz, Steve Martin, Lawrence O'Donnell, Ari Emanuel, Mia Farrow, Al Franken, Gary Hart, Barbara Ehrenreich, Edward Kennedy, Harry Shearer, Nancy Pelosi, Adam McKay, John Ridley, and Alec Baldwin.

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