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Social Networks and Blogs

Social Networks and Blogs, Lori Hile, – 2011

Teens will want to read this slim, friendly book before posting anything online. Hardcover, 50 pages.

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How to Make Money with your Blog

book coverHow to Make Money with your Blog – The Ultimate Reference Guide for Building, Optimizing, and Monetizing your Blog, Duane Forrester, 2008

Well written, 200 pages.

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Start your Own Blogging

book coverStart your Own Blogging Business, Jason Rich, 2010

Well written, 100 pages.

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Dispatches from Blogistan

book coverDispatches from Blogistan : a travel guide for the modern blogger / Suzanne Stefanac. New Riders, c2007

Here is a quirky little book about blogging that starts with a history of journalism going back to 2600 BCE, follows with some fluffy pieces by leading bloggers, then goes on to the practical issues of setting up a blog site. Relax with this book, it’s a good diversion.

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Blogging @America

book coverBlogging @America : the new public sphere / Aaron Barlow. Praeger, 2008

Here is an academic book about blogging, and it is an interesting read. Politics, society, culture .. humanity is moving to the web.

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Blog rules : a business guide

Blog rules : a business guide to managing policy, public relations, and legal issues / Nancy Flynn, American Management Association, 2006.

The blog is a powerful tool for a business, but it also puts you on thin ice. This book is a guide to the best business practices related to blogging, and the rules that a business needs for managing its blogs.

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WordPress for dummies

book coverWordPress for dummies / by Lisa Sabin-Wilson, Wiley, c2008

This is a very readable book on how to set up a WordPress blog site.

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Textpattern solutions

book coverTextpattern solutions : PHP-based content management made easy / Kevin Potts, Springer Verlag, c2007.

For the administrator of a CMS using Textpattern.

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Beginning Joomla!

book coverBeginning Joomla! : from novice to Professional, Dan Rahmel, Apress 2007

For the site administrator of Joomla, which is an excellent CMS. I did not get a chance to read the book.

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Joomla! : a user’s guide

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Joomla! : a user’s guide : building a successful Joomla! powered Website / Barrie M. North. Prentice Hall, 2008

Joomla is CMS (Content Management System) . A CMS is used to build and organize a web site. It stores all content in a database, and presents it in web pages that have a consistent format (cf WordPress, which this site uses). It can be used to power a blog, forum, or eCommerce site. Joomla was previously called Mambo.

This book is for the web designer, and assumes no knowledge of PHP or CSS. It is an easily read book, and will teach you how to use all the features of Joomla.