Review: The Blogger’s Mindset by Amanda Shofner

bloggers mindsetThe Blogger’s Mindset: How to Cultivate the Right Mindset for Blogging Successfully & Happily
Author: Amanda Shofner
Publisher: The Path of Least Revision
Age Group: Adult
Source: Amazon
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Rating: 4 out of 5

Summary from Amazon:

What makes bloggers give up and step away from their blogs?

Burnout. Feeling overwhelmed or defeated. Over-committing. Jealousy. Life.

Sound familiar? Your blogging experience is shaped by how you approach blogging and how you think about it. The Blogger’s Mindset is about finding your way to the right mindset.

Learn how to build your blogging foundation and keep blogging when the blogging gets tough. Determine your why, who, and focus. Get real about your commitment and the nuts and bolts of blogging. Address your brand and evaluate your approach. Check your attitude. Find out what it takes to stick with it


4 out of 5

4 out of 5

My Thoughts

I don’t know about other bloggers out there, but I’m always looking for tips, ideas, and advice regarding blogging.  So, when I became aware that Amanda Shofner from On a Book Bender had written a book about blogging, I knew I need to read it straight away.  Advice not only from another blogger, but a book blogger on top of that, was too good to pass up.

The Blogger’s Mindset isn’t a list of tips on how to create a successful blog, but it does talk about how to prevent/fight blogger fatigue.  It makes you look into the reasons why you created your blog in the first place.  Of course I have an idea on WHY I started blogging, but this book really made me think in precise terms about the reasons behind why I began blogging.  Once you really understand why you started blogging, Shofner talks about other aspects of blogging, such as who your audience is (and what that means to you), and the commitment you can give to your blog.

Shofner writes in a very uncomplicated way, making The Blogger’s Mindset very easy to read.  Added to that, this is a very short book (approximately 50 pages) which I loved.  If it was too long, I would have been overwhelmed and probably wouldn’t have started it.  But don’t let the uncomplicated writing and smaller page-count deter you; Shofner packs a lot of info in those fifty-pages.

I really enjoyed reading The Blogger’s Mindset.  It makes you really look at the reasons you began blogging, which can be very beneficial.  It’s a very short book, but I think The Blogger’s Mindset can replenish your blogging juices.

About Quinn

I'm a twenty-something children's librarian at a public library in Central New York. I've long left my teen years behind me, but I love to read YA and children's books. I have two adorable dogs. Ginger is a mix between a poodle and havanese, and Daphne is Bichon Frise. Other things I love: Favorite Movie: Singing in the Rain Favorite Book: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Favorite TV Show: Monk
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2 Responses to Review: The Blogger’s Mindset by Amanda Shofner

  1. Sounds like a great book. Would you recommend it for people who have been blogging for a while too?

  2. Bella says:

    I really enjoyed another blogging book, Blog Inc., so I think I will look into this one too! I’m glad it’s a quick read. If it was too long, I think I would have lost interest.

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