Sunday, October 16, 2011
Beginning Google Blogger
Author: Heather Wright-Porto
Publication Information: Apress. 2010. 192 pages.
Book Source: I read this book as a first source to learn the "how-to's" of using Blogger.
Favorite Quote: Not really a quotable book.
Beginning Google Blogger, as the title suggest, is a reference tool for the beginner - a beginner to the world of blogging and to using Google Blogger.
For learning what to do, the book is exceptional. It walks through the process of setting up a blog step by step. It describes what needs to be done and also goes into reasons why. It is helpful that the book discusses and asks the user to look at their objectives for blogging such that the blog can be designed from the outset to work towards those goals.
For learning how to do something, the book is dated as most technology books are. Google has made many changes and enhancements to the Blogger software and interface. As such, the specific menu options and screen prints no longer appear the way the illustrations in the book show. However, it is not difficult to use the information provided in the book and find the corresponding menu/screen/selection in the software.
I hope the author updates the book for the new "how to" steps because the book is a great tool for the beginning blogger.