Opinions are like assholes. Everybody has one. BUT if you want advice then you attend the Blogcademy.
I was at odds with my blog. I would hear “I love your photo’s” or “I love to see what you’re doing” but my blog didn’t seem to reach many new readers. There was a connection missing. It was like my blog and I were playing a game of football without a referee… I needed a referee but what I really got was a coach, referee and commentator all in one!
This is a 2 day workshop hosted by the 3 headmistresses Gala Darling, Kat williams and Shauna Haider. Collectively they have over 30 years of blogging experience and over the 2 days their secrets, tips and links were shared openly.
I wrote myself 27 pages of A4 notes…. Clearly I needed the help and soaked up nearly every word. In fact. I don’t recall even blinking! Here they were, a selection of my idols right in front of me sharing their wealth of knowledge.
After the first day my husband intently asked “So….. how was it?” I had no words. I was trying to contain the whirlwind of “to do’s” for my blog and imagining my big ideas snowballing, then my general daydream like ways blossomed into becoming world famous and jet setting all over the world with an entourage in my private jet……. Sorry, I digressed.
The real meaty part that I took from it was that I needed to be consistent and ask myself what I can do for others. In everyday life I seem to dish out plenty of advice and even opinions but now I realised that I needed to channel that through my site. While I mainly feature interiors and merchandising it was time to share with my readers how I can help them achieve or be inspired.
By day 2 Kat Williams (pictured above) had given me insight about how to identify myself in my market and thought my phobia to velvet was laughable considering my love of textiles. Shauna Haider had assessed my site and directed me to links that she knew would inspire me.
Here’s a few of the tips among the many that were discussed during class: