Ebook, 261 Pages
Non-Fiction/ Social Media
By: Michael Hyatt
“You will never see the full path. The important thing is to do the next right thing.”
I always wanted to read a book on growing my platform. When I found this book, I was excited as it promised a lot of what I was looking for, it has a good rating at GR and the author seems to know what he is talking about.
I am actually proud of my blog and the reason why I keep writing new posts is not to get money or fame, I think of it more like a diary but I am also always trying to improve it. Last year and due to my new job and the pandemic, I kept posting but I was not good at blog hopping and I felt that I was providing less than I wanted to. I thought maybe reading this book will restore the spark! I do believe that now platforms are really affected by social media too which this book also discussed.
The book has a lot of small chapters and they discuss many things from creating the platform to monetizing it. I found many of the things the book mentioned and discussed to be basic and I learned those by experience. I also thought the book would provide easy, cheap ways to advance but there were no hidden secrets. The author tells us that we should write good content and a lot of secondary stuff after that that do rely on this content but I guess I was never satisfied with the main course of how to write this good content! However, I think I liked the idea of using third party apps that may enhance my statistics!
I was also super interested in the Twitter section because it is my main and favorite social media. The problem is that it was also very basic and many things were outdated since the release of the book in 2012 and I can not blame the author for that.
Summary: I think the book is a good one for beginners or those who are planning to start a blog. I also thought that there were easier way to do it but it does cost money and time and experience! I want to try a few things the book mentioned and see how effective they are!