Anyone who has read my blog knows that I’m a big advocate of The Blogcademy. (I think advocate is a better word than “fangirl” but let’s not mince words, shall we?) For those who have been living under a rock, The Blogcademy is the brainchild of three amazing bloggers: Shauna Haider of Nubby Twiglet, Kat Williams of Rock n Roll Bride, and Gala Darling. This trio of blogging superstars have taken their workshops worldwide, teaching bloggers how to step up their games and make their online spaces amazing.
I initially applied for a scholarship to the New York City class, which I didn’t get, but instead I was offered a scholarship to the Washington, DC class. Of course, I immediately accepted! Then I got nervous. What if my blog was seriously crap? What if nobody liked me? What if I was the most rookie blogger there?
I shouldn’t have worried. Gala, Kat and Shauna are SO nice, approachable and encouraging. They made us feel like absolutely anything was possible with hard work and perseverance. They are all so smart, stylish and uber-successful, but never claim to be the be-all and end-all of blogging. No questions were off-limits, and every participant received a personalized report card chock-full of encouragement and suggestions to make their blog even better.
I don’t think it’s overly dramatic for me to say that my time at The Blogcademy was life-changing. Not only did I learn so much about branding, creating content, social media and all things blogging; I left The Blogcademy full of ideas and excitement. I also left with a renewed confidence in myself and my blog. I am SO EXCITED to grow my blog and make it better every day! I have planned out my editorial calendar for the month of October (a miracle in and of itself, as I have been so terrified of doing this for the longest time!) and I have so much planned for the future. I can’t wait to share it with you.
Would I recommend The Blogcademy to my best friend? HELL YEAH! I would recommend The Blogcademy to anyone — unless you hate meeting new people, learning how to make your blog amazing, being totally inspired, gaining self-confidence, killer goodie bags, impromptu dance parties and general awesomeness. Can’t go to one of the in-person classes? The Blogcademy also has a series of Homeschool Blog Booster videos to help you learn more about blogging in bite-sized, affordable bits. There are literally no excuses!
Thank you so much to Gala, Kat and Shauna for taking a chance on me and inviting me to join The Blogcademy family! I cannot begin to tell you how honoured I am to have met you all and to learn from you. I will be taking every bit of learning and applying it to my blog and my life — just watch, I’m gonna make you proud! 😀
Thank you as well to the lovely attendees at the DC Blogcademy class. The ladies in attendance are all super smart and friendly, with a huge variety of expertise — wedding bloggers, musicians, astrologers, fire spinners, and everything in between. Here are some of their blogs (if I missed anyone, let me know!):
A Muse Photography / Ambiente Vistoriado / Bakers Tell Stories / Capitol Romance / eatingatme /
Forever Maddy B (read Maddy’s Blogcademy recap here!) / Just Plain Honest / Mel Hattie /
Ms. Mauikai / My Forgotten Favorite / Pop! Wed Co. / Project 40 / Spinnabel Lee Entertainment
/ The Numinous / The Pursuit of Fabulous / Vera Strategies
Here’s to happiness and success ahead!