On this wonderful Tuesday, I am going to review the book from my favorite social media expert, Kristen Lamb. The best thing about Kristen Lamb is that she doesn’t beat around the bush, the information you get is hard hitting and straight to the point. Kristen prides herself in her ability to help authors, by sharing the mistakes that she has made over the years so that upcoming authors don’t have to follow down the same path. Kristen is also quickly becoming the foremost source for social media for writers. So with no further adeiu, here is my review for Are You There Blog, It’s Me Writer.
First off, let me start by saying this book was amazing. The information inside will be extremely helpful in building a platform for any writer. I would highly recommend purchasing this book if you are lost and don’t know where to go next, or if you have a huge following and are looking for something to help grow just that little bit more. This book can help either blogger. Me personally, my blog was one of the major aspects of my platform that I needed to work on, and now I have the perfect source to ensure the work is done right.
The book starts out with a reality check on what exactly it takes to survive in this business. Lamb lays out that writing is a tough business and you need to be able to get past everyone’s doubts if you are ever going to make it. Are you There Blog, It’s Me Writer also covers the best way to get followers. Kristen goes in depth on how being nice to your followers can get you a lot of word of mouth press. This section also covers all the aspects of Social Media and the 21st century writer.
The second section of the book entails 18 lessons to Blogging Awesomeness, as Kristen Lamb puts it. This section is chalk full of examples that Kristen uses from her past to show how her mistakes didn’t work for her previous blogs. This section goes in depth about the ups and downs that can come from a regular blog. She even talks about the physical layout of your blog and how small things, such as your name posted on your blog, can tremendously affect your platform. Through this book, Kristen Lamb shows how important a platform can be, even for upcoming writers without a book published to their name.
Overall this is an excellent book that has great information for practical use. Not only are there suggestions that she makes that will increase your followers and hits every day, but she shows you the path to take to get there. Are You There Blog, It’s Me Writer would definitely get 5 stars from this author.