When I started this blog, it was meant as a bookmark for myself for helpful tips and tricks. Gradually, it grew into a blog that others were reading and commenting on. While SQL and databases are my first love and the reason I started this blog, the side effect was that I discovered I loved writing. I discovered a secret goal I didn’t even know I wanted – I wanted to become an author. For a long time, writing this blog satisfied that urge. Gradually, though, I wanted to see my name in print.
Over the past few years I have authored and co-authored a number of books – they are all based on my knowledge of SQL Server, and were meant to spread my years of experience into the world, to share what I have learned with my community. I currently have elevan of these “manuals” available for sale. As exciting as it was to see my name in print, I still felt that there was more I could do as an author.
That is when I realized that I am more than just a SQL expert. I have been writing this blog now for more than 10 years, and it grew from a personal bookmark to a thriving website with over 2 million views per month. I thought to myself “I could write a book about how to create a successful blog!” And that is exactly what I did. I am extremely excited to share with all of you my new book – “Secret Toolbox of Successful Bloggers.”
A Labor of Love
This project has been a labor of love for me. It started out as a series for this blog – I would post one article a week until I felt the topic had been covered. I found that as I wrote, new topics kept popping up in my mind, and eventually this small blog series grew into a full book. The blog series was large enough to last a whole year, so I definitely thought that it could be a full book. Ideas on how to become a successful blogger were so frequent that, I will admit, I feel like there is so much I left out of this book. I had a lot more to say than I originally thought!
I am so excited to be sharing this book with all of you. I am so passionate about this topic, and I feel like there are so many people who can benefit from this book. I know that when I started this blog, I did not know what I was doing, and I would have loved a “helping hand” to tell what to do and what not to do. If this book can act that way to any of my readers, I feel it is a success.
Rules of Thumb
If you are interested in the topic of becoming a blogger, as you read this book, keep in mind that it is suggestions only. Blogging is so new to the world that while there are “rules of thumb” about what to do and what not to do, a map of steps (“first, do x, then do y”) is not going to work for every single blogger. This book is meant to encourage new bloggers to put their content out there in the world, to be brave and create a community like the one I have here at SQL Authority. I have gained so much from this community, I wanted to give something back, and this book is just one small part.
I hope that everyone who reads this books finds at least one helpful tip, and that everyone can experience the joy of blogging. That is the whole reason I wrote this book, and what I hope everyone takes away from it.
Where Can You Get It?
You can get the book from following URL:
Kindle eBook | Print Book
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