Angel’s Laws of Blogging: What You Need to Know If You Want to Have a Successful and Profitable Blog by Angel Laws with Carole Moore

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Stars: ★★★★★

Summary: Self-taught Angel Laws, the founder of, created a successful and profitable blog, one that receives more than 500,000 unique hits a day. Offering readers simple, step-by-step advice on how to turn a blog into a career or at the very least a money maker Laws will help anyone with an interest in this field. – from Thomas Allen

Although is a celebrity/fashion/music/entertainment blog, this book is helpful even if you don’t plan to cover ANY of those topics. I got a lot out of it and I know you will too.

Topics covered include (but are not limited to):

  • Picking a subject and angle to blog about
  • Picking a blog name
  • SEO/keywords
  • Picking a platform (blogger/wordpress/tumblr etc)
  • Keeping your audience in mind
  • Copyright/Disclosure/Legalities/Ettiquette
  • Monetizing
  • Branding
  • Social Networking
  • Comments
  • Celebrity Blogging

I read a lot about blogging both online and off and I was pleased to find some new information in this book that I haven’t read before.

The best sections for me were Monetizing (the chapter is called Go Forth and Google) and Comments (Manage Your Comments, Know Your Liability).

The Monetizing information was more helpful than any other I’ve read. It explained different types of ads, how to decide where to put ads on your blog, why more ads isn’t better, deciding which types of ads to accept, what affiliates are and more.

The Comments section covered what often isn’t talked about. Usually when you read about comments, it explains how to get more comments.  This covers more about moderation, comment policies, whether to allow certain things in your comments or not, spam and comment legalities.

Even though I have no interest in celebrity blogging personally, I enjoyed reading all the parts that did directly talk about that. Angel explains that while she does get to go to premieres, special events, parties and such, it’s not all fun as she is working. This reminds me of how review bloggers, although we get products we don’t pay money for, it’s not all free stuff because we spend hours trying them out, writing the review, promoting it, and if applicable, designing the giveaway and running it.

I recommend you check out this book if you are wanting to go pro with your blog and I HIGHLY recommend it if you want to get into celebrity blogging (she includes how you can do so even if you don’t live in a high profile city.)

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