This month we will be discussing a topic that is relevant to all of our readers, and that topic is blogging. The book that we will be reviewing today is ‘The One Thing‘ by Gary Keller. Blogging is a skill many people want to learn how to do because of the massive amount of blogging sites on the web today, and if you become good at blogging you can build a following and your pocket book as well.
Now there are a number of books out there about blogging so we had a tough choice choosing the right book for our readers, but we believe ‘The One Thing’ is the right book for this month’s book review. We think this is a good book for our readers because it is good for beginner and seasoned bloggers. So you can learn something from this book no matter where your skill level is within the blogging world.
What we love most about this book is how it dispels a number of myths out there about the blogging world and gets right down to the brass tax on how to do what you love and make money doing it. Gary does not hold back in this book and he tells it like it is. He is not afraid to express his feelings and let you know why these are myths in the industry and how they may be holding you back from blogging the way you should be blogging in order to grow your audience and followers. The six myths or lies Gary discusses in this book are:
- Everything matters equally
- A disciplined life
- Willpower is always available
- A balanced life
- Big is bad
Within each of these myths/lies he goes into depth explaining why they are false teachings and how they can lead you down the wrong path of being unproductive. Gary also gives real life scenarios that help you understand if these myths are applied to other professions how bad the situations can turn out. These are six myths that we all have heard about and it is refreshing to get a point of view from Gary that is new and inspiring.
In addition to dispelling the six lies and myths, Gary also gets into things we should be doing as bloggers to get the most out of our writing and connect with our audience, because through that connection we can grow our followers and really have an impact with our words. The lessons learned in this book can be life changing and we encourage you to read this book several times since some aspects of the book may not be apparent in the first read.
This book will help aspiring writers/bloggers along with the more seasoned bloggers because Gary covers a lot of information in this book. So again no matter your writing level, if you are interested in becoming a blogger or going to the next level with your blog then ‘The One Thing’ is a must read book. If you have read this book and have any comments please share them below, or contact us and share your thoughts.