Blogging: A Practical Guide to Plan Your Blog by Dale Reardon

Blogging: A Practical Guide to Plan Your Blog: Start Your Profitable Home-Based Business with a Successful Blog (Create Your Amazing Blog: Your How-To Series Book 1)Blogging: A Practical Guide to Plan Your Blog: Start Your Profitable Home-Based Business with a Successful Blog by Dale Reardon

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This little ebook covers the planning stage of building a blog, things like content, title, keywords, posting schedules, team planning, and more. The authors provide links back to their own blog as this ebook is a product of their blog.

If you’ve read any other books on blogging, some of this will not be new whatsoever, but having read a few myself, I did pick up some tips for my own blog from this book. Minor changes, so don’t worry, just a few bits to add to the search filters.

This is why I’m a big fan of reading several books on the same subject, different authors find different topics to talk about, and have different experiences. So read on little book worms!

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy by Lawrence Wallace

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: 7 Ways to Freedom from Anxiety, Depression, and Intrusive Thoughts (Training, Techniques, Course, Self-Help)Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: 7 Ways to Freedom from Anxiety, Depression, and Intrusive Thoughts by Lawrence Wallace

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is basically another goal setting and achievement book, but it’s a step above all those other self-help books as it takes into consideration the emotions, thoughts, and behavior associated with goal setting.

It is a psychology derivative which can help those with mild anxiety and depression by helping to resolve those intrusive, automatic thoughts. The ebook provides a 7 step process for resolving an issue. It can be any issue, such as smoking, feeling better, becoming less anxious, less depressed, and any other goal you wish to reach.

Take for example weight loss, something many of us struggle with, with this process you take into account why you can’t loose weight. Maybe one of your core beliefs is that you will always be fat because a) your parents and siblings are fat b) you have a co-worker that reminds you of this, c) you have terrible self image and always talk yourself out of weight loss practices. With this 7 step process you will address the core belief that you will always be fat and if that is actual truth, then you can examine your self image issues and if those are reasonably accurate, and then maybe telling your co-worker to knock it off.

It addresses our thought processes and how to change how we think so we can live better lives. I for one am going to take the seventh step to heart and perform additional reading.

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66 Tips & Tricks for Everyday Live by Kerstin Ordelt

66 Tips & Tricks for Everyday Life: Faster, simpler & funnier through life with life hacks66 Tips & Tricks for Everyday Life: Faster, simpler & funnier through life with life hacks by Kerstin Ordelt

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is the ebook you want if you want an easier way to peel a boiled egg, take the smell out of your sneakers, and keep track of the stuff you lend to friends and family. It’s written in a way that pokes fun at the situational problem (like having your boiled egg survive a tornado), which makes the ebook that much more interesting to read.

It’s short, and much more of a reference book, and another ebook of all this stuff you can find elsewhere in one place, but I liked it, it was a bit of fun and lighthearted, and I learned how to core a strawberry!

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65 House Cleaning Hack to Make Your Life WAY Easier by Elizabeth Bolling

65 House Cleaning Hacks to Make Your Life WAY Easier: (DIY Hacks, Household Cleaning Hacks, House Cleaning Tips, Natural Cleaning)65 House Cleaning Hacks to Make Your Life WAY Easier: by Elizabeth Bolling

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This is another ebook in the line of putting all these great tips found around the internet into one little ebook and selling it on Amazon. Having said that though, this formula seems to work as I have several of these kinds of ebooks.

The author provides a deep cleaning checklist, then a weekly checklist, then delves into her “hacks” for each room. I’ve heard of some of these hacks, but a few were new to me. I’ve also read about some of her DIY cleaners too, but never tried them.

If you’ve never had a cleaning schedule, or want to start a new one, this isn’t a bad place to start. I might have to try her fabric refresher formula for myself.

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50 Things to Know Happy Life Series by Lisa M. Rusczyk

50 Things to Know Happy Life Series50 Things to Know Happy Life Series by Lisa M. Rusczyk

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Again, nothing groundbreaking with these four ebooks (Downsizing, Going Green, Happy Right Now, Stress Free), and they even repeated each other. Smile more, breathe, and meditate showed up each a couple times, especially between Happy Right Now and Stress Free.

I don’t know that Downsizing and Going Green are really part of being “Happy” but they both can contribute to stress so I guess there is a weak link there? Maybe? I’m just not sure they all belong together in a set.

Anyway, back to nothing groundbreaking. These do the same thing as this author’s other ebooks: puts basic information together in one place. It’s a handy thing to do and have, bu you may already know this information or know where to find it online.

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50 Things to Know About Finding Your Purpose by Krista Mounsey

50 Things to Know About Finding Your Purpose: Find Your Place and Shine50 Things to Know About Finding Your Purpose: Find Your Place and Shine by Krista “KK” Mounsey

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

While there is nothing earth shattering in this ebook it does, however, make a point: a quick-start guide to finding your purpose. This author has her book setup a little different than most books, with all the back matter at the front of the book.

Anyway, as to the content, it’s very basic suggestions on looking for you purpose: look to your hobbies, follow your strengths, figure out what inspires you, etc. Even though it is basic, it’s all in one place, which is the purpose of this ebook!

There are many books in the author’s 50 Things to Know series, and this is just one of them. The author lists them all in the book as well. So the book is actually quite short if you take out all the extra bits, but still useful.

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Minimalist Living Guide for Frugal Living by Speedy Publishing

Minimalist Living Guide for Frugal Living (Boxed Set): 3 Books In 1 Minimalist Living and Lifestyle Guide to Frugal LivingMinimalist Living Guide for Frugal Living (Boxed Set): 3 Books In 1 Minimalist Living and Lifestyle Guide to Frugal Living by Speedy Publishing

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This is a collection of three ebooks by three different authors but somehow they all manage to talk about the exact same things. Minimalism as a lifestyle, how to declutter, going on from decluttering, and so on.

They don’t even have differing strategies on how to declutter, or how minimalism works as a lifestyle choice, it’s the exact same things rehashed in each ebook. And it’s all basic things that you can find all over the internet, there’s nothing profound here.

I guess if you’re getting started, have no idea how to get started, don’t know what minimalism is, etc, this could be a way to get started, but it’s also essentially the same ebook repeated three times.

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