Have you ever thought about blogging? What is holding you back? Maybe you are wondering why anyone would read your blog, or do you really know enough about anything anyway. Several years ago I started blogging over on one of the free platforms. I’m pretty sure no one ever read those pearls of wisdom I put out there-even my mother. I soon lost interest because what’s the point of blogging if you don’t have any readers? It’s kind of like putting on a play without an audience.
As a direct seller I was blessed to discover Brenda Ster’s Socialite Suite group on Facebook. I purchased a couple of trainings from Sassy Suite, and was quite impressed, so when Blogging Boot Camp 4 was announced late in 2016 I was intrigued. I loved the idea of personalizing my own WordPress blog, and having a platform to share my passion for Neal’s Yard Remedies products and holistic, organic wellness, not to mention having another social media funnel for my business. Installing my own WordPress blog was a bigger challenge than I could handle on my own. The price of the course right before Christmas was a little steep for me, so I put it off. Right before the Blogging Boot Camp was set to begin, I came across some funds I had forgotten about in the amount I needed for the training. I took it as a sign I was meant to enroll.
What to Expect
Blogging Boot Camp offers 2 levels of service and training. In full setup we had the choice of 4 Genesis Framework themes installed for you, and you learn to personalize it. With full setup and design, there were 6 themes to choose from and extra, personalized branding and design coaching. The course is self-paced, and there is a private Facebook group for asking questions, sharing and getting to know the other Boot Campers. Full Setup and Design was already full, and I didn’t know the difference between widget and a plugin, so I signed up for Full Setup.
The training is divided into technical setup, and design which are pretty much one time activities, and content and promotion. Most lessons have a video explaining exactly how to complete each task. I have to admit I watched some of the videos several (six or seven!) times, as I did not grow up with technology. It will take several weeks to complete. When I make changes, I can go back and review the steps. I will have access to the course forever.
The Rewards of Blogging
Blogging Boot Camp has been one of the most rewarding and enjoyable experiences I’ve done in many years. Now I know what a Pretty Link and SEO are. I have more ideas for future blog posts than I have time to write. I cheer when a fellow Boot Camper’s blog goes live or they share a new post. As a life-long learner, I love figuring out how to solve each puzzle of my blog. If the technology piece is holding you back from blogging, I recommend signing up for Blogging Boot Camp the next time it’s offered. I still can’t explain the difference between a plugin and a widget, but I know how to make them work for me!
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