Do you notice anything different about me? Have I changed? The blog had little make over a few weeks ago with a change of template and header. But actually, I’ve been on a course. I’m at blogging school.
Erica over at the (rather impressive) blog Little Mummy – find it by clicking – amongst many other interesting and varied posts, provides a free e-course on blogging. Essentially, ‘mummy’ blogging but it could apply to other types of blogs. Can I recommend it? Yes (and trust me this is not a sponsored post).
I’m writing this post is because I’ve found it really useful and (as I tell my 3 year old) it’s good to share.
E-course is simply information delivered over the internet, in this case in weekly emails. Erica sends a chatty, accessible email once a week. The emails cover the basics from setting up and initial posting. Through to less obvious stuff like ‘blog etiquette and commenting’. I found the information on sourcing photographs invaluable and it gave me the confidence to use other people’s photographs, previously I’d been extremely wary of using images not my own. Here’s one I prepared earlier;
Erica is an experienced and respected blogger it’s good to learn about promotion and marketing from someone who knows. I am not particularly technically savvy and without this course I would have had no idea how to register with google.
Currently, I am on the intermedia phase (get me!). I’ve been looking at stats. As someone who checks her stats weekly
For me, it’s been very worthwhile. The course has confirmed things I already knew, given me new ideas and explained stuff I really didn’t know existed (which has occasionally caused me stare blankly at the screen – ie. Traffic source overview – but I geddit now). Blogging isn’t just ‘sticking words on the internet’ there is a lot more to learn and very much worth it.