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I've been looking forward to this book, and eagerly began listening. Half an hour in, I'd become demotivated to continue my listen.
I overall like the author, he comes across as a geniune person and I agree with much of his advice on blogging.
He does preach to the uninitiated though, so I couldn't gain much valuable advice from it. Perhaps it's because I'm a long-time blogger already, but even beginners doesn't need to be served major portions of Tony-Robbins-esque motivational "you don't think you can do this, as you likely always give up... but I'm here to tell you: you can! You really can! blah blah blah" again and again.
Speaking of preaching... As another reviewer noted, the author is religious (christian). He doesn't preach, but there are bible verses spread throughout. I'm all for spirituality and have even been part of a christian fellowship in my past. One of the things that drove me away from church, was the incessant stream of bible verses/quotes thrown into each and every conversation by members of that church. As if one can just cherrypick quotes from the bible to justify any claim to be "the truth". It hindered having open, honest conversations. So, being subject to bible verses in this book, puts it in a special category, one not for me.
In the beginning of the book, the author points the listener to his website. On it, it quickly became apparant that the book was collected was his blog posts and podcast episodes. Basically, nothing new, and all available for free.
Jonathan has a pleasant voice. Only problem is: narrating this book; it's *too* pleasant. His blog might be called BloggingYourPassion but the narration here is anything but passionate. That's sad, as the content gets dulled unnessarily, by it. Conversely, in his podcast, he's more relaxed, and more alive. So the content is better digested there, in my opinion.
Don't get me wrong: the content is good – but mostly aimed at those who haven't even started their blog yet.
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What made the experience of listening to The 15 Success Traits of Pro Bloggers the most enjoyable?
I find that the 15 traits are simple to follow and the information given by the author is sufficiant.
What did you learn from The 15 Success Traits of Pro Bloggers that you would use in your daily life?
consistency and listening to what the audience wants will provide you with the next step that you can take your blog to the next level.
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