Making a Great Blog: a Guide for Creative People

17 Apr 2009

Oh, this has been a week! But I'm happy at last to be telling you: I've just published an ebook about craft blogging!

I've been working on this project for a long time. After three years of blogging, reading hundreds of other blogs, and teaching blogging classes, I wanted to address the subjects that I think rarely get discussed - specifically, the ins and outs of making great craft blog content.

There's a whole lot of details about the book (and a link to buy a copy) over here, and you can also read this incredibly nice review by Rach, who is rad, on CRAFT.

Whew! I hope you find it useful.

Comments

I've been sewing for years and blogging for only days! I purchased your e-book and found it incredibly helpful. Thank you for sharing your blog-genius with us newbies!


You know I'm totally digging the button cover image! This is such a great idea, Diane. If anyone knows how to write an engaging, inspirational blog, it's you. :) We're all lucky that you'll share your genius with us.


WOW! I'm gonna get it right now! I think the idea of giving tips for succesful blogging is great (and needed) but I must admit the thing that catch my eye was this wonderful cover, such a beautiful bunch of buttons!!!


This is great! You are perfect to write this! And I need to read it! High fives! :-)


Congrats on finishing a very cool project - again! :-)

I bet you have lots of smart things to say in it. you always do. *hugs*


That is great, Diane! Since I've taken your classes, I know you are an expert on this subject and a great teacher.


I'm glad your mom has already commented, because I wouldn't want her to be irritated with me when I say: can I have your baby? This kind of DNA must continue!


Great job! I just bought my copy, and can't wait to sit down and read it.


Wow! Could you rock any harder?

Answer: I don't think so (but then, you *do* have a knack for out-rocking yourself... but this is pretty flippin' rockin! Nice work!)


Congratulations Diane!! What great news! Do you need a publicist? ;)


Congratulations, Diane! I am forwarding the link to your post to all my crafty friends!


fantastic, of course! do you think you'll create a print version someday? it would be a great thing to sell when you teach!


Hi Diane, wow - I purchased your ebook early this morning and have read it twice. Right now I am re-doing my web site, blog and store so your ideas of blog goal setting and accomplishing what we want in a blog really came at a perfect time.

Thank you for writing this ebook. It is a great addition to every craft blogger's library. Looking forward to the next book.


I will download it this week for sure. Way to go Diane. Can't wait to read it. And the cover for your other book looks beautiful!

Bernadette
austin, tx


This coming from someone who HATES reading anything longer than a blog post on line: this e-book is visually beautiful and easy on the eyes, the writing style is clear and concise, and it is a much needed tool for bloggers. As i said, I really dislike "learning" on line (except craft tutorials of course!) but I have read this from beginning to end four times and have found useful information every time.

Great job, Diane. Can't wait for the next installment!


I bough the book yesterday, and I read it today, and then read it again! I now have so many ideas to improve my blog and attract more readers! Thank you so much, Diane!


Yaaay! Thank you so much, Rita! I'm thrilled you found the ebook useful!


Yeah! Just bought and I can't wait to read it!


This is great! You are perfect to write this! And I need to read it! High fives! :-)


WOW! I'm gonna get it right now! I think the idea of giving tips for succesful blogging is great (and needed) but I must admit the thing that catch my eye was this wonderful cover, such a beautiful bunch of buttons!!!


This coming from someone who HATES reading anything longer than a blog post on line: this e-book is visually beautiful and easy on the eyes, the writing style is clear and concise, and it is a much needed tool for bloggers. As i said, I really dislike "learning" on line (except craft tutorials of course!) but I have read this from beginning to end four times and have found useful information every time.

Great job, Diane. Can't wait for the next installment!


Great job! I just bought my copy, and can't wait to sit down and read it.


Wow! Could you rock any harder?

Answer: I don't think so (but then, you *do* have a knack for out-rocking yourself... but this is pretty flippin' rockin! Nice work!)


I'm glad your mom has already commented, because I wouldn't want her to be irritated with me when I say: can I have your baby? This kind of DNA must continue!


Congratulations Diane!! What great news! Do you need a publicist? ;)


Congratulations, Diane! I am forwarding the link to your post to all my crafty friends!


That is great, Diane! Since I've taken your classes, I know you are an expert on this subject and a great teacher.


fantastic, of course! do you think you'll create a print version someday? it would be a great thing to sell when you teach!


You know I'm totally digging the button cover image! This is such a great idea, Diane. If anyone knows how to write an engaging, inspirational blog, it's you. :) We're all lucky that you'll share your genius with us.


Hi Diane, wow - I purchased your ebook early this morning and have read it twice. Right now I am re-doing my web site, blog and store so your ideas of blog goal setting and accomplishing what we want in a blog really came at a perfect time.

Thank you for writing this ebook. It is a great addition to every craft blogger's library. Looking forward to the next book.


I've been sewing for years and blogging for only days! I purchased your e-book and found it incredibly helpful. Thank you for sharing your blog-genius with us newbies!


I will download it this week for sure. Way to go Diane. Can't wait to read it. And the cover for your other book looks beautiful!

Bernadette
austin, tx


Congrats on finishing a very cool project - again! :-)

I bet you have lots of smart things to say in it. you always do. *hugs*