I’ve been blogging for a whole eight months and know very little so this year I’ve invested in some workshops. That means that pretty much all the money I’ve earned from blogging has gone straight back into my blog business. On Saturday I popped my blogging workshop cherry.
Little Blog Big is Christina from Hair Romance and Carly from Smaggle, put them together and you have warm, funny and knowledgeable! These two ladies have recently started blogging info workshops which might not mean much to those of you who don’t blog but for me it means HEAPS…because I do blog.
There’s soooo much to learn when you start blogging..so much it sometimes hurts my brain! You build the blog, choose a name, a logo, learn tech stuff or find a friend who has a computer brain…or pay people to help you. Then you build a community, write posts, learn how to use a camera (or at least how to get the lens cap off), interview people and much, MUCH more.
Oh, you also discover a whole other world of bloggers and start reading blogs and chatting with other bloggers, all this while going about your everyday life.
Uhuh, I know you’re all thinking ‘how does she fit it all in?’. Well the truth is I am living on struggle street, juggling life with health and blogging and getting the washing done and keeping fresh bread (not mouldy) in the house.
I love Facebook and Instagram and of course I love my blog but I’ve only scratched the surface of all three and I’ve totally given the middle finger to Pinterest, linked in, Twitter and all the other platforms because…busy!! I can’t clone myself, so instead I decided to get some tips and hopefully learn to do this gig a little better, and more efficiently. Enter Little Blog Big.
We met (yes a room full of bloggers) at ‘Little City’ a brand spanking new event and co-working space in Prospect, I loved this light filled space and I loved the smorgasbord of surrounding coffee shops too. Name tags on we took our seats and Carly and Christina filled our heads with information and my spirit with hope and joy, it was relaxed, funny and interactive. Yes, I’m totally that girl who asks a million questions and no I don’t care what you think of me.
There were handouts, goodie bags, plenty of breaks and super yummy food. The food from ‘Food Man Chew’ ( uhuh I know, totes awesome name!) was delicious and healthy which meant I had no guilt inhaling the Golden North ‘Fruchocs’ ice cream afterwards…it’s all about balance people ?
Did I learn much? Hell yeah! I came away with a number of things that I started implementing straight away, I’m addicted to ‘word swag’ but you’ll all have to deal with it until I settle down a bit. I might not, because I freakin love it!! I
blame thank Carly 🙂
What I also learned is I’m doing ok, I actually did know stuff and I need to just calm my farm and relax…it will all come together.
I also met real bloggers, in person…touched them even! It’s a little weird when you have this whole online relationship with people and then meet them. It’s even more full on when it’s a room full of them, I’m totally better at one on one (or maybe a group of 3) but I did ok.
Here’s the thing, we are all real people with our own unique voice and lives, all with something to offer. We won’t be everyone’s cup of tea but someone will want to connect and that’s what makes blogging fun and worthwhile, well that and free stuff! Jokes…nothing is EVER free!
I love blogging as much as I love talking and I love connecting. Attending this workshop is going to help me do that better. If you blog and want to learn all the ‘stuff’ and hang with other likeminded people then buy a ticket to the next ‘Little Blog Big’ workshop in your state, you only live once so just do it OK?!
Thanks Christina and Carly for being so rad in Radelaide.