Kill Your Blog

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 02-15-14

Blogging is Dead, Long Live the Blog!

What made the experience of listening to Kill Your Blog the most enjoyable?

Matt is not only an educator, but an entertainer. If the name "Buck Flogging" makes you chuckle, then you'll probably appreciate Matt's sense of humour.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Kill Your Blog?

I think Matt's approach to controlling the order in which he delivers information to his readers would be helpful to writers in a niche on a complicated subject which requires them to educate their readers in order for them to really become fans.

For others, in a niche less technical, blogging might still be worthwhile. For example, the website The Oatmeal is about telling stories and making an emotional connection with the author's audience. The Oatmeal comics get passed around from person to person, providing free advertising. Then, people who love them, buy the physical products (posters, books, etc).

So, you have to figure out what kind of online business model will work best for what you are trying to do. But, as Matt clearly explains, blogging may be bogging you down.

Have you listened to any of Matt Stone’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

He's definitely more comfortable behind the microphone now, than he was when he first started. He even does voices, people. :)

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

It's entirely possible for an author to self-publish and make a living from his or her work. If your goal is to write books, and sell them, it would be worth your time to consider some of the methods Matt has found allowed him to achieve a decent income from his writing.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Howard_a on 04-11-15

Excellent point of view on blogging

A very short listen that is very valuable resource on how to write without blogging your life away. Good info especially for one who is considering starting a blog.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Aisha Adams on 07-10-14

This one was really helpful...

Where does Kill Your Blog rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The language is a little inappropriate, but the content is solid. I only made a few of the minor suggestions, and I already feel better about my writing, my domains, etc...

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Lori on 05-14-15

LOVE-LOVE-LOVED IT!

Would you listen to Kill Your Blog again? Why?

This book contains very good content and was interesting enough that I would listen to it again. Matt Stone is an excellent narrator of his material--very down to earth.

Any additional comments?

If you can't deal with the occasional four letter word, don't buy it...but if you want some great information that will serve as a resource now and in the future, buy this book!

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Caleb Galaraga on 04-30-15

Love this!

Where does Kill Your Blog rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Absolutely one of the best!

What did you like best about this story?

It's simple, straightforward, and laced with humor!

Have you listened to any of Matt Stone’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No. It's my first time.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The first chapter on Kindle publishing.

Any additional comments?

This is a must read for any blogger or writer.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jen on 01-12-17

Good info..may have saved me years! :)

What did you love best about Kill Your Blog?

Honestly, I loved that it was short and succinct. I was teetering on writing a blog to bring in extra money for my family... but was dreading it at the same time. (I know, great start for a business plan.) After I read Stone's book, it occurred to me that just maybe I could write the book instead!

What about Matt Stone’s performance did you like?

Loved the smarta**iness and passion.

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