Good Reference for Beginners and Intermediate. The book covers a lot of ground, and does so in reference style manner. This means that the book is not designed to be read from start to finish. You pick it up and read some chapters, but then close it to apply what you just read in practice.
It is filled with examples, references and list of tools to get you jumpstarted.
It is a useful and practical reference for newbies who think about starting a blog, but also for folks who already have a blog, but struggle with one or more aspects of the real world blogging realities.
This book has virtually everything you need to answer your questions. There are clear, concise chapters on getting started, acquiring skills, and getting your blog noticed.
There's also an up-to-date guide to a dizzying number of current relevant blogs, as well as evaluations of and instructions to providers like Blogger, TypePad, and Wordpress. This is definitely the best
value for your dollar of all the books about blogs around.