When I first started blogging one of the things that contributed to my success was reading online content from other bloggers, and also purchasing any type of Ebook they had available which I could use to learn more about blogging.
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I found these books helpful as they taught me key concepts that I would not have known about on my own.
I liked that I was able to read from someone who was way further along in the blogging game than I was, and who was able to provide me with real tangible answers to my blogging questions.
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I have since then continued to purchase blogging Ebooks because the blogging rules are constantly changing.
Social media platforms change their algorithms all the time, and for me, it’s important to keep up to date on what’s happening as it helps me to be a better content creator.
Recently I made a purchase of an Ebook and I was very excited to read it because I knew it was going to be full of useful information on how to create better content online for my blog.
I started reading the book, and a week later I still hadn’t finished it. I kept putting it down, and picking it up again.
I got bored with the book. It wasn’t to say that the content wasn’t valuable, it was just the lines and lines of reading made it hard to get through.
I tried for several days to really get into the book and understand the concepts, but try as I may I just found myself getting more frustrated and bored, and eventually I just put the book down.
If this sounds like you then you’re totally reading the right blog post.
I came up with three creative strategies to help me through that book, and guess what? I did finish the book and I’m glad I did because the author left all the juicy blog teaching material for the end. I hope my strategies can help you through an “Ebook struggle to read type situation” of your own.
First I Blew Up The Ebook
I didn’t literally blow up the Ebook. It wasn’t to say I caught it on fire and made it blow up, but what I did was recognize the the fact that reading an educational Ebook on my phone was probably not the smartest thing to do.
The print was small, and the lines and lines of reading at night totally made my eyes tired and made me sleepy as well.
Instead, I decided to blow up the print of the Ebook by mirroring the Apple iPhone screen to my television. Major score!
The print was much much bigger, and I could follow the lines and paragraphs of reading more comfortably by being hands free. I didn’t have to hold a phone, or bend my neck to view the print.
Added A Soundtrack
As if screen mirroring the phone to the TV wasn’t enough, I decided I would give my boring Ebook a nice little soundtrack to pump up the reading a bit.
I blue-toothed a speaker to the television, and put on my favorite playlist, and there I was jamming to my favorite tune, all while comfortably reading my Ebook that only a few nights before I had deemed as totally boring.
Then I Rolled With It
The last thing that I did with the Ebook was recognize the fact that although I wanted to go through the tons and tons of learning that it had to offer me; I realized that night time wasn’t always going to be the best hour of the day to make this happen.
I don’t know about you, but I have most of my energy in the morning, so I wanted to capitalize on that as best as I could.
I wanted to take the time to read the book, get through it, learn the concepts, which I could then implement in the evenings. I also wanted to do this For Free. I really didn’t want to have to spend extra money just to get through my Ebook.
I did two things here, I started using the IBooks function on my phone. The icon looks like this.
If you don’t have it on your phone, you could always download the app from the Apple App Store. The next thing I did was turn on the voice over function on my phone. Who knew!?
You can do this by going to
Settings >General >Accessibility> Accessibility Shortcut
Next you triple click the HOME button, and check off VoiceOver.
Below I have linked a really great and easy to follow video that I found showing you how to enable the function on your phone.
So with this enabled on my phone, I started listening to the Ebook to and from my drive to work.
Within two days of implementing these three strategies, I was able to finish my book!
Easy Way To Turn An Ebook Into An Audio Book
What has worked for you in regards to reading online content? Tell me in the comments section below.
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