I’m one of those people who breathes a sigh of relief and a prayer of thanks when I turn on the computer and it actually turns on. Error messages make me twitch, and solid blue screens cause me to see red. I love to teach and write. Bits and bytes–not so much. Creating and updating my own website (www.AvaWrites.com) was a major feat. Well, actually Jason Walker created the website (thanks, Jason!), but I do update it myself.
With my technically-challenged background, the idea of starting a blog was more than a bit intimidating. Not to mention that I wondered where I would find the time to begin yet another writing commitment (oops, I just mentioned it).
Anyway, I stalled, postponed, and delayed, and then I stalled some more. Then I read Laura Christianson’s book, Blogophobia Conquered. And I saw myself throughout the book, beginning with Chapter 1: Technophobia. Other chapters include Decidophobia, Scriptophobia, Formatophobia, Socialphobia, Borophobia, and Addictophobia.
Laura covers everything from how to set up a blog to how to write effective blog posts. She provides a comprehensive guide without getting bogged down in technical terms. Blogophobia Conquered is now my go-to reference for all things blogging related. Laura’s easy-to-understand descriptions and practical tips helped me overcome my blogophobia…and here I am!
(“Special thanks to Laura Christianson at Blogging Bistro for sending me a review copy of Blogophobia Conquered.”)