Blogcademy Review -Why you should go to the Blogcademy

September 27, 2013

I promise this will be the last post I’ll be making about Blogcademy, in case you’re all tired of all the raving. The fact is that a few weeks have passed and I have now had time to digest information properly. Blogging is a work in progress and it takes time to fine tune everything to an optimal stage. I decided to write a list of what I learned as a review of the fabulous weekend spent at Blogcademy, also as a reminder of what I need to focus on. (I also wanted to have an excuse to share the fab photos Dave McNeil took of the event. It’s not every day that one gets nice, professionally taken photos). So here it goes.

  • I discovered I’m not as bad as I thought I was – having good feedback from the pros was very reassuring.
  • Knowing this allows me to not worry about what I’m doing well and invest the energy on the things I need to improve.
  • Blogging is important but interaction on social media is also very important.
  • Social media is about other people, not us.

  • I discovered the importance of having a network of bloggers who are you the same page I can share and discuss ideas with.
  • Blog designs should be uncluttered, to let the content shine.
  • The best content helps people solve problems and I should start producing more of this content.
  • I need to work on my photography a bit more. I’ve already started experimenting with a few things that I hope will work.

  • I also learned that there are best and worst times to post content on social media. Who knew?
  • I need to spend more time on Twitter
  • I need to organize my posting on the blog and the social media, to make it more time efficient so I can have more time to devote to reading other blogs and creating great content you’ll want to read.

  • Consistency is key.
  • Speaking of consistency, I need to be more consistent with my regular features.
  • I also organized ideas in my head, as to what direction I want to take the blog.
  • I decided I want to use it as a tool to experiment and learn more about social media and online marketing.

  • Being yourself is the best thing you can ever be when you are writing. No two persons are the same and being unique is what will make you stand out from the rest.
  • Websites should be easy to navigate and that it is very clear what each section is about before you click on them.
  • Images draw readers in.
  • Good images make content more shareable on other platforms.

  •  Edit Edit Edit.
  • Don’t post too many repetitive photos.
  • Always set your standards high and blogging should be no exception.
  • Putting together a business plan helps keep the focus.

These are the main ideas from the top of my head. There’s a lot of other things you get taught in the seminar – tips on design, monetizing, etc. If you want to make an investment in yourself I definitely recommend investing in a weekend at the Blogcademy.

Plus you get to hang out with fabulous people like the ones in the photo above! What is there not to like?

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  • Reply jane at the flight platform September 27, 2013 at 09:39

    wow! That sounds fabulous! Where was it held at? the pictures of you are so lovely, love the one of you all in the frame and wowsers there is some fabulous hair in amongst you all xxxxxxx

  • Reply jane at the flight platform September 27, 2013 at 09:41

    oooo and any tips on how to use twitter so it means something would be fab! Whenever i went on it seemed to be just people talking at each other in a non-listening self-promoting pretence at conversation. i cant get twitter at all! xxxx

  • Reply Connie* September 28, 2013 at 00:11

    Wow! I would love to go to Blogcademy. I needs me a blogucation! Well they are absolutely correct. We love you because you are the one and only fabulous Mrs. D!

  • Reply Loulou September 29, 2013 at 16:41

    Thanks for posting this interesting and informative list. It sounds like you really learned a lot there.

    The points that I too must focus kore on are the social media ones. I don’t even have a Twitter account yet, but I know that I really should.

  • Reply pastcaring October 1, 2013 at 09:43

    Blimey, that all sounds like hard work! I just take some photos and write about what I’m up to as though I am having a chat with my friends – which is in effect what I’m doing, via the blog.
    I guess people want very different things out of blogging; this all sounds very much for the would-be professionals, rather than those of us who blog as a personal hobby. Regular features? Business plan? I don’t have any of those!
    Fabulous photos, you look beautiful – everyone does! xxxx

  • Reply Señora Allnut October 3, 2013 at 08:16

    really interesting advices, Blogacademy sounds fabulous!, and such a pretty bunch of ladies!, and so pretty pics!

  • Reply Alisha October 7, 2013 at 07:48

    Great review! I’ve been soaking up reviews of The Blogcademy and am so keen to go! I have just submitted my scholarship application if you would like to check it out…

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