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something special from oh joy! and introducing blog inc.
Four years ago, I started a food blog and joined Twitter because it seemed to me that more and more people were chatting on it, and I didn’t want to miss the conversation. I enjoyed ‘tweeting’ and loved receiving replies. I liked saying “good morning suns!” and “good night moons” to people who were technically strangers, but who I engaged with as friends.
One of the “strangers” was Joy Deangdeelert Cho of Oh Joy! who, unprompted by me, shared my Stupidly Simple Snacks videos with her growing Twitter following. And when I put forth random questions like, “New gourmet site wants to use my photo of foie gras without pay. Thoughts?” Like a protective big sister, she replied “Never give away your work for free.”
To this day, Joy’s advice helps me navigate the grey areas that come with creating and sharing content online.
In many other ways, Joy has helped me grow as a blogger and professional in the social media field (I even work in it now…) which explains why I was over-the-moon excited when Joy reached out last year regarding a book she was writing on blogging… and wanted to interview me for it.
Perusing the pages, you’ll find the nuts and bolts to starting your own blog, in-depth exploration of how different creators have grown their web presence and following, and thoughtful interviews with the authors behind widely known blogs Rockstar Diaries, From Me To You and Cupcakes and Cashmere.
Blog, Inc. is now available on Amazon and, this fall, Joy will visit 5 cities across the US to share her new book with readers. To celebrate and thank Joy in my own small way, I will randomly pick two Amy Blogs Chow readers who reblog this post to receive a copy of Blog, Inc.
Joy’s following has grown exponentially over the years, but she has stayed the same. Ever gracious, warm, engaging, open, and honest. She is a role model who inspires readers with her fun, approachable style, and, luckily for us, she’s also naturally adept at sharing her experiences and great taste across the web.
Get “Blog, Inc. : Blogging for Passion, Profit, and to Create Community” here.