10 Books That Will Help You Grow Your Blog


Starting a blog is easy, growing a blog is tough. However, the job can be a lot easier when you have the right tools in hand. I find books and eBooks  are great low price tools to help you grow your blog.

Grow your blog in pageviews and profit with these 10 books.

 10 Books That Will Help You Grow Your Blog

I have read each and every book and eBook on this list and found them helpful for growing my blog in either numbers or profit.

Blogging Strategies

1. Blogging For Profit Without Losing Your Soul

Blogging For Profit took me from wanting to give up on my blog to finally earning a part time income that eventually grew into a full time income. When I applied what I learned from it, I doubled my pageviews and my income in just 30 days.

2. Delicious Blogging: The Ingredients You Need To Create A Better Blog

I read Delicious Blogging several years into my blogging journey, but still found it helpful. If you are a beginner blogger, Delicious Blogging can help set your blog up right for growth from the very start.

3. The 15 Success Traits of Pro Bloggers: A Proven Roadmap to Becoming a Full-Time Blogger

The 15 Success Traits of Pro Bloggers provides not only a look at how other bloggers became successful, but gives you an outline for how you can reproduce their success and create a profitable blog of your own.

4. Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World

Micheal Hyatt, the author of Platform, runs a very successful blog and in Platform he gives you a behind-the-scenes look at what he believes to be the important “supports” of that platform and tips on how to create them for your own platform (blog).

5. iBloom in Business: Equipping You to Build a Successful Business while Living a Life You Love!

iBloom in Business takes you through an important series of questions that will help you create a clear focus for your blog as well as a clear direction for its future. When you have completed all the questions in iBloom in Business, you will have built the foundation on which to grow a successful blog.

6. 17 Strategies I Used To Go From 17K to 350K Pageviews in 9 Months

I recently read 17 Strategies and came up with a list of 23 new things I could do to increase readership of my blog. Yep, 23 things from a list of 17. Now some of the suggestions in the eBook were outdated, but the author is planning an update in the near future and all those who have purchase the book before get the update. Plus, as I said, even with tossing the outdated information aside I came up with 23 things I can try to increase my traffic.  (psst.. the only reason I haven’t tried them yet is I am on an RV trip of a life time and am trying to keep blog work to a minimum until I return home)

Blog Design

7. Blog Beautiful: 50+ Tips & Fixes To Make Your Blog Grow

Blog Beautiful is another eBook that I plan to go back to after our trip is over and start implementing the suggestions. If you want a blog that looks great, but you can’t afford a designer Blog Beautiful can help. It breaks down how to make design changes to your blog into simple to follow steps. I did manage to make one simple change suggested in between our exploring and I am already seeing an increase pageviews from it.


8. How to Talk to Anyone: 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships

Getting to know other bloggers is vital to blogging success. Blogging is so much simpler when you have blogging peers to help you with your blogging questions.  I don’t know about you, but the number one thing that keeps me from getting to know someone new is simple breaking the ice with that first conversation.

If the idea of starting conversations with strangers freaks you out too, How to Talk to Anyone can help. I will warn you–some of the language in it is a bit outdated and therefore seems kind of corny, but the tips on conversation starters within it are excellent.

Time Management

9. 21 Days To A More Disciplined Life

If you struggle with breaking down blogging tasks into simple, daily doable action steps, then I suggest reading 21 Days To A More Disciplined Life. When you apply what you learn in this eBook, you will be able to take a big blogging project like creating your first email subscriber freebie and break it down into small pieces that can fit into your daily life.

10. Time Management Mama: Making Use of the Margins to Pursue your Passions

Are you a mom of little ones trying to fit in time to blog around chasing toddlers and nursing babies? Time Management Mama will reassure you that you are not alone, plus give you examples of how others make it work and how you too can become a successful work at home mom.

What books have you read that have helped you grow your blog?

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RV Trip Week 10: Joshua Tree, San Fransisco, Yosemite and Sequoia


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Due to the technical problems that made it impossible to write this post until today, we are now currently part way through week 11 of our 22 week trip. Which means we are officially past the halfway mark of our travels.

How on earth did that happen?! At first the trip often felt like it was crawling by, but then we got into a good routine, traveling began to feel normal, and longings for home disappeared–since then the trip feels like it is flying.

Now, I still miss my friends and my bathroom dearly–but daily exploration and frequent moving feels normal. The RV now has that “so good to be home” feel at the end of the day.

Of course some of it all depends on the area we area in, the weather and a certain “cycle” that effects my mood…but lets not get too TMI. On to this week’s photos.

RV Trip Week 10: Joshua Tree, San Fransisco, Yosemite and Sequoia.

We started out week 10 of the trip exploring Joshua Tree National Park. My husband’s aunt and uncle, who were also visiting my husband’s parents in Dessert Springs, joined us.

Joshua trees are so unique and we even got to see some with blossoms, which apparently doesn’t happen often. One short hike during our day treated us to an amazing view of the Palm Springs area.

RV trip: Day trip to San Fransisco, "Full House" house.

We spent most of Tuesday traveling, arriving around dinner time to a privately owned RV park in Chowchilla, California. It was my favorite privately owned RV park by far that we’ve been to. Super clean, a great area, plus cement pads that made parking the RV so simple.

However, except for Sunday we didn’t spend much time there. In fact one night we didn’t stay there at all.

We got up early Wednesday and took a two and a half hour drive into San Fransisco. Right away I started noticing the amazing architecture of the area. I LOVE historic homes and they are all around the city of San Fransisco.

And yes, that is the “Full House” house in the picture above.

RV trip: Day trip to San Fransisco.

After exploring the Golden Gate Park and the Fisherman’s Wharf we headed outside of the city via the Golden Gate Bridge.

We stopped at one end to walk half way across it and back and then headed up a nearby lookout to view its entirety.

RV trip: Exploring coastal California.

We then left the city via highway one and started enjoying amazing ocean views. When the sun started to set we pulled over and sat as a family watching as the sun slowly disappeared into the ocean.

At almost 8:00 p.m. we pulled into the town of Santa Cruz and checked into the most rundown hotel I have ever stayed at in my 43 years of life–but the price was right and truthfully we were not in it long.

Road trip: Playing in the waves of the Pacific Ocean.

We got up by 8:00 the next morning to explore more of the seaside. We spent most of the day driving south down highway one stopping whenever we saw a beach that was calling our name.

Sometimes we spent time playing in the waves…

Road trip: Taking a nap beach side in California.

and sometimes we allowed the sound of the waves to send us into afternoon slumber.

At the end of the day I truly didn’t want to leave the area. My senses were overflowing from all the beauty I had seen that day.

RV Trip Week 10: Joshua Tree, San Fransisco, Yosemite and Sequoia

But the next day was filled with more beauty. Friday we got up early once again and headed out to Yosemite National park. As we entered the park we heard the amazing roar of the Merced river. After pulling over to enjoy the sight of the fast flowing river we headed to the first of the four waterfalls in the park.

RV Trip: Amazing views at Tunnel View.

The views were amazing. If you go make sure you go up to the Tunnel Lookout. There you can see the view in this picture above.

RV trip: Sequoia National Park.

Saturday we explored one more national park before heading out of the area–Sequoia National Park.

The winding road up the mountaintop was full of amazing views, but small trees. I was left wondering where exactly the BIG trees were–until we turned one particular corner just past the summit. As we turned that corner suddenly they appeared: giant sequoia trees.

We quickly found a place to pull over and all got out to get close to the giants. We spent the next several hours exploring them all.

RV Trip: The green hills of California.

One last thing that I enjoyed the entire week was the green hills in the area. Each and every day we were drove through them on the way to wherever we were exploring. Roaming them were cows of red and black.

I have heard that normally they aren’t this green, but California has had an unusual amount of rain over the winter. If that is true, it is too bad because their green coverings add so much beauty to the state.

Come back next Monday to see what we got up to this week.

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Why There Is No Trip Update Today


Just a quick note today to say that there isn’t an RV trip update due to some blogging storage issues that are making it impossible to post any more photos.

I have hired someone to help me fix matters and I am hoping that by mid-week I can share my normal weekly, 10 picture update.

Until then, be sure to check out my Instagram feed for the latest pictures of our trip.

There you will find pictures of:

Our trip to Joshua tree

Our trip to San Fransisco

Our day of exploring the California coastline

Our trip to Yosemite

Our trip to Sequoia

They are all 10 picture slideshows so be sure to click on the arrows if you are on a laptop or swipe if you are on a mobile device.