I mentioned in my last post that you don’t need to be the expert on your subject per se to blog a book. By blogging about a subject and offering great information, you become the expert. I’m a trained magazine journalist, and when I was in journalism school I was taught that a good journalist can write about anything by becoming the expert on the subject. A good blogger or book author can do the same. You must just do superb research.
However, that great information has to come from somewhere. So, at this point in the blog-a-book process you must figure out what you need to know—if anything—to write your book. Ask yourself what research you need to do, what books you need to read, what experts you need to contact, etc. Do whatever it takes to have all your resources ready at your finger tips before you begin writing, so you don’t have to stop writing to find the information you need. At the very least, know how and where to find what you’ll need.
You may be able to fill in some gaps later, such as when you write your second draft for a publisher. In many cases, you will need the information immediately in order to actually write your first draft.
For some writers, you are the expert source. In this case, you may not need any other resources.