Monday, May 7, 2007

Top 5 Reasons Why I'm Writing a Blogging Book

Darren Rowse just announced his Top 5 - Group Writing Project. This is timely as I often get asked why I'm writing and publishing a blogging book. I hope this Top 5 reasons will satisfy the reader's curiousity.
  1. Demonstrate that blogs can be used as a medium to promote products and services by individuals, educators, entrepreneurs, SMEs, and even corporations.
  2. Share personal experience and of friends on creating blogs suited to their needs. This can be from personal sharing to generating e-commerce revenue on a product website or service offering.
  3. Show how to join 3rd-party advertising or revenue program for blog sustainability. I will also share my personal experience in creating an ad revenue program for bloggers.
  4. Provide tips on how to avoid legal problems including how to protect one's copyright and run against those who violate it.
  5. Discuss marketing practices and performance monitoring that can be explored in driving traffic to one's blog.

More than anything else, I am up for the challenge. After writing and publishing three (3) Philippines-centric books, working with this online blogging tutorial turned book as a project can provide a lot of international publishing lessons learned.

Through it, I hope to expand my network of contacts too.


  1. Nice reasons... just like what I have in my post. It's really nice to know the reasons behind whatever it is that we do. It gives greater meaning... :P

  2. thanks Janette, Pinoy rin ako hehehe

  3. Wow, writing a book is quite the undertaking, I really admire that, I wouldn't have any idea of where to start & my book would probably be about 4 pages long, good luck!

  4. Most bloggers end up having book deals especially if their contect are good. This is one of the many ways a blogger can earn money indirectly from blogging. Come to think about it it was mentioned in Darren Rowse's blog.

    Anyways, you're a Filipino pala ^_^ Nice to know that there are many Filipinos that are gaining the upper hand in blogging.

    Thanks for your post.

    If you have time, why don’t you drop by my post:

    It’s also an entry for the problogger top 5- group writing project. ^^ Goodluck to us all!

  5. @tina, robinson - thank you for the kind words.

    @sarakastic - it is quite tough actually as the best practices especially on sustainability evolves quite fast.

    @karlo - i read your naughty post na. :)

  6. Good stuff. Looking forward to it. Gonna have to let us know when it comes out. If you need some inspiration to market your book check out my top 5 if you want.

  7. Hi Janette, I'll look forward to your book! I've been blogging for several years, and I still don't know what the heck I'm doing -- tell us more about that monetizing thing, baby! Live, Love & Laugh, Sherri

  8. Great reasons for writing the book, good luck with it. I am also participating in the group writing project, and you can find my post here:

    Good luck to you and all participants in the group writing project.