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First Week of Blogging – ProBlogger Guide

First Week of Blogging ProBloggerBeing in the business of setting up affordable websites and blogs for small businesses, I spend a lot of time helping clients navigate through the process of getting their blogs off the ground.

Once the technical setup is done, there is still much to learn to be a successful blogger. Are you:

  • Considering becoming a blogger?
  • A brand new blogger
  • Starting a new blog and want to do better this time?

If so, I have the tool to help you navigate through those first crucial decisions. Darren Rowse has another jewel for bloggers: ProBlogger’s Guide to Your First Week of Blogging.

This guide has a 7-day plan to help you avoid mistakes and get off to the best start with a solid foundation. Here is what you’ll study:

  1. Learn brainstorming techniques
  2. Create  a content plan
  3. Build a social media presence
  4. Create quality assurance tools
  5. Set up a publishing process
  6. Master the components of a blog post
  7. Develop a blog strategy

Blogging isn’t hard, if you have solid information. This is another quality publication for bloggers from ProBlogger. I recommend First Week of Blogging to all my new blogging clients.

Remember ProBlogger’s other great blogging books:

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  • Nipon July 17, 2011, 10:54 am

    I have two book of problogger.They are really help for me as a starter businessman.

  • greg July 18, 2011, 12:20 pm

    This sounds like a great resource for those folks who want to get into blogging and want to be serious about it, but don’t really understand how to get started. I can think of a handful of people I know in real life who want to get started with this kind of thing but feel intimidated and don’t really know what the first steps are. This blog and many others are also great resources for this kind of information if you search through past articles, there are all kinds of great tips for getting started and getting motivated!


  • Alison Moore Smith July 18, 2011, 1:17 pm

    So true, greg. Blog setup can seem daunting, but the actual writing shouldn’t be. ProBlogger has taken the most essential elements of blogging and turned them into a step-by-step action plan.

  • john July 25, 2011, 6:16 am

    I always consider myself a beginner, its great to learn! I have read ‘Blogging for Your Business’ and it was full of valuable tips and resources. Considering his previous ones, this will be just as great! Thanks.

  • AML July 30, 2011, 3:08 am

    Blogging is fun, the really hard part is the start-up… thanks there are great writers like you that willing to help others to pursue blogging.

  • sanjay July 31, 2011, 8:44 am

    I have a copy of that, really like the information on the book. I always recommend it to newbie blogger.

  • Alison Moore Smith July 31, 2011, 2:43 pm

    Thanks for the testimonial, sanjay. It’s amazing how much time and money we can save following expert advice. 🙂

  • Alison Moore Smith July 31, 2011, 2:45 pm

    AML, thanks for the kind words. That’s exactly what Win with 1 is about. We take care of the technical side of blog setup, you get on with the fun part!

  • sam August 4, 2011, 6:54 am

    I think guides like this are really handy – I pieced all of my knowledge together a bit at a time and think it would have been much easier if I’d just worked through it with a tutorials that taught everything in a logical joined up fashion. It would have saved me a lot of time in the end.

  • Jenny August 4, 2011, 8:58 am

    I don’t mean to be critical, i love the site so far. But are you recommending this product just to make money? What makes it so good?

    Also what level of reader would you recommend it too? Is it catered to beginners or people who know the basics already.


  • Kevin Royster August 4, 2011, 4:33 pm

    Well once you get the hang of the software blogging is easy to setup. Delivering week in and week out original and intersting content is the hard part. Make sure to compartmentalize things correctly so that events from your family or personal life do not affect the quality of your writing.

    I for one would rather have my blog lay dormant for a week or seek out a guest blogger than to push through a sub-par post. This article is a solid read for anyone getting started and some us that are already underway

  • Johannes August 9, 2011, 6:22 am

    Thanks for the tips, I’m going to check out the information.
    As AML said, the start is always hard because you don’t have a follower base. But you have to be persistent, although nobody is reading your articles.

  • eqa August 23, 2011, 10:23 pm

    I’m just starting with learning ways to make money online. This book looks promising because I only started blogging a couple of months ago and I only use the free to use platforms. My knowledge in web designing is zero. Does this book provide the information I need so I can build my own blog site?

  • Alison Moore Smith August 24, 2011, 11:37 pm

    Hi, equ. It’s a great book but will not teach you how to create the site itself. If you’re ready to blog, I can set up the blog for you and Rowse will give you what you need to get started blogging on the right foot. 🙂

  • Natahsa September 5, 2011, 6:56 am

    I’m always looking for good resources where experienced bloggers can offer words of advice. I’ll check this book out.

  • Ismael September 9, 2011, 2:20 am

    This seem great book for a newbie like me..blogging sounds fun but thinking of writing all those never ending topics always use to swirl my head. I believe there are times when even bloggers do run out of ideas on new topics and trying to get some inspiration always bring back that intensity. Your book surely a big help.

  • Vera September 14, 2011, 7:50 am

    when you start blogging, you definitely need a plan! Thanks for suggesting this book, it is exactly what I’m looking for.

  • Ann October 3, 2011, 1:40 pm

    Hi Allison,
    Thanks so much for the resources. As a newbie, I am always looking for ways to improve both myself and the blog. This looks very promising. Thanks for sharing.
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  • Noah Ava October 21, 2011, 11:53 pm

    I want read the PROBLOGGER’s Book. Please tell me cost . and what is procedure of purchase this book.

  • Jomson George December 17, 2011, 8:21 am

    Awesome post. Very very healthy tips for every blogger. I am a new blogger and so its very useful for me. Thanks for sharing this:)

  • Deborah Anderson March 18, 2012, 7:29 pm

    Excellent post on this ebook. And, Darren always has wonderful resources. Thanks for the recommendation 😉
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  • Ashi Khan March 23, 2012, 6:16 am

    I’m always looking for good resources where experienced bloggers can offer words of advice. I’ll check this book out Thenks For

  • Anita May 7, 2012, 3:46 pm

    ProBlogger have really developed a stellar reputation for being super informative and helpful as a resource. I know that the site is well recogonised now compared to when it first launched but the personal assistance and valuable resources they provide have only gone from strength to strength since then. I’ve emailed the creator once or twice in the past and he is an incredibly personably and helpful man, also.

    I’d highly recommend ProBlogger products 24/7

    Anita. x

  • Alison Moore Smith July 25, 2013, 4:11 pm

    Hi Jenny,

    Your comment (way up there!) was lost in the spam filter, so I just saw it as I was doing some site cleanup. Sorry for the late response.

    The products I recommend are only those from trusted sources or those I use myself. Sometimes I am an affiliate (in this case, yes, I get a small cut of sales), but I never recommend products to clients/readers that I don’t think are well worth the cost. I’d lose credibility by doing so!

    As for your questions:

    What makes it so great?

    I believe I addressed the benefits of the product in the post. Please check the contents of the guide. If that is the kind of info you are looking for, ProBlogger is one of the best sources around.

    What lever of reader would you recommend it too[sic]?

    As is says in the post, this product is for those who are considering becoming bloggers, new bloggers, and those starting a new blog and wanting to do a better job than in the past. If there’s something unclear about what I wrote, please let me know so I can clarify.
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