Blogtastic – Growing and Making a Difference Through Blogging

I  am excited to bring to you my friend Rajesh Setty’s latest eBook. I am very delighted to have been involved with the content and social media marketing for this project.

BLOGTASTICGrowing and Making a Difference Through Blogging

Blogtastic is a comprehensive guide for all the bloggers (whether you are an amateur blogger or a professional one).

Part 1 of Blogtastic – Blogging Ideas and Tips

Rajesh Setty shares numerous blogging ideas and tips in Part 1 of Blogtastic. Rajesh has been a blogger for several years and has written over 1800 posts and numerous books. So, his blogging insights come from his very own experience.

Part 2 of Blogtastic – Voice of experience

Part 2 of Blogtastic is crowd-sourced. 33 well known content developers and bloggers from around the world sharing their experiences and tips on blogging.

Where to get Blogtastic?

You can download the FREE PDF here:

Get BLOGTASTIC for FREE (PDF)

You can also get the light-weight (slimbook version) of the book through our partners SlimBooks (paid)

Get SlimBook version of BLOGTASTIC

Acknowlegements

Thank you to Rajesh Setty for inviting me to lead the content and social media marketing for this excisiting project. Thank you to all my blogging friends who generously contributed their time to this project. Thank you to Mobstac and 3Keys for working with Rajesh and me for many, many week to bring this exciting new eBook on blogging to life. What a wild ride!!

Thank you to all the 30+ blogging experts for generously contributing their learning and insights to this exciting project:
Adam Helweh, Ardath Albee, Bernie Borges, Charlie Gilkey, Craig Rosenberg, Dave Gardner, Dave Logan, David Zinger, Gautam Ghosh, Ian Lurie, Ja-Nae Duane, Joe Pulizzi, Lisa Haneberg,Liz Alexander, Mahesh Baxi, Dr.Mani Sivasubramanian, Mark McGuinness, Mary Jaksch, Mukund Mohan, Naveen Lakkur, Newt Barrett, Omar Sultan, Phil GerbyShak, Ram Dutt, Rebel Brown, Rick Liebling, S. Chris Edmonds, Sean D’Souza, Shel Israel, Sramana Mitra, Stephen Shapiro, Ted Rubin.

Thank you to Joshua Rozario and his team for brilliantly designing the landing page.

Thank you to Valli Bindana and her team at Vamatam for conceptualizing and creating the introductory video.

Thank you to Nilesh Kapse, Kavitha, Satheesh and Kishor for designing the book at a breathtaking speed.
Here is what Dave Taylor said in the Foreword:
Too many people I talk with believe that if they get the right plug-in, the right inbound links, they’ll win. But it’s about becoming an expert, about wanting to give to the community that truly marks you as an A-list, respected blogger and industry expert. Want to get to the top? Skip the SEO tricks and read this book. It’ll serve you well in your life and improve your karma too.

Advance Praise:
“Bravo! Blogtastic is like a jolt of caffeine and a B-12 shot rolled into one. All bloggers and wanna be bloggers should read this book. Raj Setty offers helpful information in a style that is direct and challenging – just like we find in his wonderful blog, Life Beyond Code. You will learn whether you ought to blog, how to blog, and how to build a strong blog readership. I have been blogging for four years AND I learned a lot from this book.”
Lisa Haneberg
Author of ten business books and the blog, Management Craft

“Blogtastic by Rajesh Setty is a brilliantly thoughtful book that gets to the heart of what blogging is about and challenges you to think about what exactly you are really doing and why. I recommend it to anyone who wants to blog with intention and purpose”
Chris Garrett, Co-Author of “ProBlogger”

“With the voice of experience and the approach of a lifelong learner, Raj Setty pulls back the curtain in a
generous and thoughtful way to reveal the practical, relational, and informational workings of a blog. Whether you’re ready to write your first blog post or your ten-thousandth, this book will bring you closer to mystery and the magic that is changing the way we communicate and inspiring us to change the world.”
Liz Strauss, Successful-Blog.com

 

What Matters NOW – Things to Think About and Do in 2010

Thunder. Rolling Thunder. You can hear and sense it coming. Similarly, I knew that some fantastic content was coming our way when a few weeks ago, over a cup of hot tea, Rajesh Setty had mentioned to me that he was contributing to an eBook that Seth Godin and Ishita Gupta were putting together. The eBook would include ideas from several thought leaders on what they think will matter in 2010 – somewhat similar to the special sections that Times runs just before the new year.

So, here it is….What Matters Now – Things to think about (and do) this year.

Read Seth’s blog post on this brand new eBook What Matters Now.

60+ top minds in the world have shared their insights nuggets of wisdom on how to make our businesses and life better. Yes – they know we live in an attention challenged world. So each nugget of wisdom is only 200 words or less.

I have picked a few of my favorites from the eBook. Enjoy these snippets and go download the entire eBook for FREE at What Matters Now – Things to think about (and do) this year.

Seth Godin

Blog Seth Godin Twitter @sethgodins

“Generosity”

If you make a difference, people will gravitate to you. They want to engage, to interact and to get you more involved. In a digital world, the gift I give you almost always benefits me more than it costs. This year, you’ll certainly find that the more you give the more you get.

Rajesh Setty

Blog Life Beyond Code Twitter @Upbeatnow

“Enrichment”

We are all on a search – a search for more meaning in our lives. Through choosing to enrich other people’s lives, you add meaning to both their life and your own.

Jackie Huba and Ben McConnell

Blog Church of the Customer Twitter @jackiehuba

“The One Percenters”

The One Percenters are not the usual suspects of name brand tech bloggers, mommy bloggers and or business bloggers. The One Percenters are often hidden in the crevices of niches, yet they are the roots of word of mouth. This year, your job is to find them and attract them.

Marti Barletta

Blog TrendSight – Marketing to Women Twitter @martibarletta

“Strengths”

Forget about working on your weaknesses –> Focus on supporting your strengths. The beautiful thing about being on a team is that, believe it or not, lots of people love doing the things you hate. And hate doing the things you love. So quit diligently developing your weaknesses.

Chip Heath and Dan Heath

Blog Made to Stick

“Change”

You’re probably trying to change things at home or at work. Stop agonizing about what’s not working. Instead, ask yourself, “What’s working well, rightnow, and how can I do more of it?”

Download the FREE eBook – .What Matters Now – Things to think about (and do) this year.

Over to you…
Print the eBook out. Put it someplace close. Read each page one at a time.
Pick one lesson you want to put to use in your life. Only one lesson. Practice it. Consistently. Create a better world and better yourself. This holiday season – I will lift a glass to you and your unshakable resolution for 2010. Go ahead. Blaze those trials. Good luck.