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Powerful Blogette Pens Book About How Your Blog Will Never Amount to Anything
Huffing and puffing

What makes blogging so appealing to many is the ability to spit out a few words, call them "thoughts," click publish, and move on with your day. Books, on the other hand, are a literary investment: You must cart them around with you, fold corner pages to remember where you left off, and keep a entire thought process going for hundreds of pages. You needn't go any further, then, to know why we opted for this medium, but one lady in particular insists on mastering both realms — by merging them. Ugh. Arianna Huffington, the accented lady who won't go away, is out with a new book not on right-wing lunatics or loving your woman self, but on how to succeed at blogging. It's like Donald Trump teaching a Learning Annex class on how to succeed in real estate: You know she's knowledgeable about the subject matter, but god help you if you're willing to sit through it.

The Huffington Post Complete Guide to Blogging is the new book describing how "the two worlds" of new media and traditional media are joining together and "bringing out the best in each other" by Arianna Huffington.

The two realms are mixing, Huffington said in an interview with Reuters, with traditional journalists blogging, and bloggers gaining "credibility and stature" in traditional media.

The book is in effect a "blogging guide," offering tips on how to get started and Huffington's point of view. She has created "one of the most influential websites" of the 2008 presidential election, and her product is only gaining prominence in the news industry.

Huffington writes in the book's introduction that blogging "has been the greatest breakthrough in popular journalism since Tom Paine," whose 1776 pamphlet "Common Sense" helped to incite the movement for American independence. [Editors Weblog]

Know what sounds appealing about this read? Nothing. No matter what advice Ms. Huffington dishes out in this book, it will not be enough for you to start your own powerful blog empire, mostly because you are not wealthy, do not have financing nor a political brand name, and you're absolutely lacking in powerful celebrity friends who will write for free. So save yourself the $15.00 cover price, and send us a cheque for just half that.

Dec 2, 2008 · posted by david · Link · Respond
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