21st century is changing many definitions. And, it is just the beginning. We must say that mankind has seen a lot of changes over the centuries. But the changes it is seeing these days are really amazing. Probably, I feel the same I am witnessing it like you!
A lot has been changed in terms of the way people work, live and socialize. Working from home employees are preferred by some of the companies and some companies make the work environment so friendly that employees don’t feel that they are doing a job. Here are a couple of articles we’ve shared in the same regards.
Blogging is not a new thing. It became a phenomenon around 14-15 years ago. It was a new concept those days. It became popular due to various reasons but the most important one was the availability of original and opinion-oriented content. Like everything else the field is explored by so many enthusiasts and got crowded.
And, some people tried getting nasty and fooling the search engine via many techniques, to get more viewers. The people managing search engines are no less intelligent, they found ways to catch such miscreants and punish them (in terms of demoting the site/page ratings). Anyway, it is a long lasting battle which is going to be fought forever(?)!
Some genuine enthusiasts understood the true potential of blogging and used it in the way intended, and, started making money also. Some have made it a full-time career also. Without a doubt, there is a lot of money in this field, but with the time, the competition is getting tougher and tougher and some bloggers feel disappointed when not getting what they dreamt of. It happens when you enter the field with a vision to be a millionaire overnight or doing things without a plan.
Some bloggers share their own experiences and the knowledge they earned through the same with the others. Of course, they are often making money by sharing tips about various tools to use, or sharing their advice in the form of a book.
Anuj Tikku is a professional travel blogger from India whose life is changed after a tragedy happened in his life.
In addition to share his travel experiences, he came up with book(s) on blogging and how to use it to the potential and earn through the same. The regular readers of ThinkerViews may remember that we have shared our unbiased views about his book on Blogging. Here is a quick link:
Recently, he came up with another book in the same segment – Blogging For Diamond (spelling of Diamond is written as Dimond – in the cover of the book). The book is meant to be for advanced users. If you are a beginner, first go with his previous book, do some experiments with your blog and implement the knowledge you earn through various sources. Internet is a really a great compendium of knowledge and rather than just reading or collecting the tips and tricks, you should actually implement them to see how it works for you. Once you think you are ready to move ahead, you can go for advance tips (like the ones mentioned in this book).
|Book Title||:||Blogging For Diamond
Tagline: BLOGGING RE LOADED
|Publishers||:||Self Published (May 2019)|
|# of Pages||:||4103 KB (Kindle EBook)|
|# of Chapters||:||29|
The book is made available to us by the author, but the review is uninfluenced and genuine as always.
By the way, you can also read an interesting Q/A session with Anuj at the following link:
And yes, if you want to explore the way the “work culture” and “work premises” are changed (and keep changing) in current times, here is one more book you may like to explore:
Anyway, let us talk about “Blogging For Diamond” for now :).
Being an entry point to a “world in its own”, book covers play an important role in purchase and/or reading decisions.
The cover page of the book is simple and it uses black and white (the better word is, greyscale) theme. Electronic gadgets like laptop, wireless keyboard and other tools like a notepad and illustration of a diamond try to justify the book title and book content. However, it is not very appealing. This is not the first book by the author and he got better covers for almost all of his other books, I genuinely feel that he should have done the same for this book as well.
No matter how good and attractive the book cover is if the content within is not worth the time and money you spent on the book.
The content of the book is arranged in 29 chapters, which we better call segments rather than the chapters. Each of these segments do not start on new pages, as it is with chapters. And some of the segments are very small too.
The author shares his personal experiences throughout and he remains as neutral and objective as possible, which I consider as the positive attribute of the book. Consider this book as a “self-help” book where you need to be involved rather than just being a spectator. All the “self-help” book has a target set of readers and the author makes it clear in the “introduction” segment itself.
Blogging for diamond is the next level of blogging meant for professional bloggers who have done a year of hobby blogging and now have decided to take it as a serious carrier option. It deals with aspects of making money through blogging, avenues and ways to make more money. Topic delve into are like cyber security and how to protect your financial data, OTT platforms and …
A few things that came to my notice which made me curious to read this book are the points about OTT and Cyber Security. Of course, the author must need to make sure that he use puncutations at right places and do a thorough spelling and grammer check (not only on this segment but throughout the book); relying on autocorrect blindly lead to many proof-reading errors.
Video On Demand – is talked by many bloggers and blogging experts. But, reference of “Amazon Prime Video” in the same context is something unique I found in this book. Probably, the author’s own experience of making a web series (still under development) based on one of his books lead him to consider it. The way the author talked about the economics of “video-on-demand” (by keeping Amazon Prime Video as the context) is something interesting to read and understand.
One problem that almost everyone face on social media, especially when he/she become noticeable and popular, is “Trolling”. I haven’t found any other contemporary books talking about this problem, so consider this as one of the unique aspects of the book. “How To Counter Internet Trolls” is something you shouldn’t miss.
I like the way the author introduces the topic:
When you begin your journey into blogging, you will be doing a lot of writing. That writing will be judged and scrutinized by the public at large. You are exposing yourself to the world, your innermost thoughts and feelings, your desires, your secrets and all are for the world to see. Blogging thus becomes a sort of catharsis for the individual…
The following lines are a gem of thoughts for anyone who wants to make a career in this field:
Follow your own truth, your own mission at any cost. Build your own world through blogging as we all live in our own world.
However, be truthful with your feeling when you write your post as it is easy to identify fakes and no one likes two-faced people.
I sincerely think that the chapter could have been more elaborative though. There are many more aspects which could have been covered, to make it even more worthy.
The author travels the world as part of his passion and profession (if you can call it so). Securing the digital devices one carry with him/her is one of the most challenging task these days. A chapter on this aspect is definitely almost everyone needs to read.
Anuj has explored a number of ways one can produce and curate content, earn money and get more exposed to the users. The personal touch he put in makes the book worth reading.
If you are a blogger then you should not miss reading book publishing and book reviewing segment of the book.
The busts many myths and brings the reader to the realities (as many of them consider blogging as a very easy job where they can produce any content – even by copy/paste – and it will open a channel for passive income, without paying much efforts afterwards) and yet exposes him/her to ways to earn money. Of course, the book could have been better with even more details and real life examples, but is definitely a good source of information.
Rather than just being a motivator, the author talks about the challenges and opportunities in balanced ways which gives a realistic picture of blogging and how one can earn money from the same. Good formatting and better proof-reading is expected from the next version of the book.
Around 7 to 7.5 out of 10
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