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The Huffington Post Complete Guide to Blogging

 
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Author/s: The editors of the Huffington Post
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Review by: Jeanne Boyarsky
Rating: 6 horseshoes

"The Huffington Post Complete Guide to Blogging" has three parts - one of which was what I expected based on the cover.

The first part covers the basics with tips and examples. I really liked this part including the relevant quotes. The suggestions and reasons were clear and logical. And I liked seeing Arianna Huffington's writing voice really is the same as her speaking voice. The rest one voice - a rarity in multi-author books.

The second part covers the history and growth of the Huffington Post along with the relationship of blogging to newspapers. While this was very interesting, I was surprised by it's presence in what appeared to be a "how to" type book.

The third part contains useful links and a glossary which are expected in a book. Then are about 30 pages of Huffington Post blog entries. I'm not a big fan of reading stuff in book form that is verbatim online. I can read as much of Huffington Post as I want on their website.

There were a couple ways I felt like I was reading a printed blog rather than a book. The margins were huge - for quotes (although I was ready to imagine ads.) And one place referred to a story "below" that turned out to be five pages later. In a book, "below" means on the same page.

Overall I have mixed feelings so I went with a rating right in the middle.
 
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