I prefer reading books than reading an online blog. Because when you read a blog, your brain is spoon fed which blocks stops creative thinking. And a blog is generally full of photos, videos, links, ads. These create distractions for a reader.
For, tutorials like WordPress installation, SEO guidance, Social media hacks you can take help of blogs. Because, a blog gives you best step by step tutorials.
There are millions of blogs on the internet you will not be able to finish all of them and most of them tell you the same thing in their own words. Do not waste time reading these blogs.
I have wasted a lot of my time at the beginning reading all the travel blogs out there on the internet world. Then i realized that you do not need to read all these blogs. You can either choose one or two or not at all. This way you can maximize your time to write your blog posts.
Why is reading a book better than a blog post?
First-most a book has less or no distractions.
A book lets your brain to enter the world of imagination.
A book is good for eye than looking at a bright screen for hours.
And I love touching pages of a book. When I finish a new book I feel like I have achieved something(which may not apply to you).
Now, lets see what are some best books for travel bloggers.
Best Books for Travel Bloggers
Travel books will help you to build your thinking knowledge which eventually help in writing long blog posts.