You love it, you hate it, blogging blah blah blah!

You love the idea of blogging but you just don’t know where to start, or what want to make totally sure that the post you want to right is perfect, maybe just another little tweak here, or a jig around there, no, it’s not quite ready to post yet.

Or you have a blog, but you know, other things come up, life gets in the way, more important or interesting things arise, so you post to your blog when you can, or when you think of something to write about but you want it to be something more.

Or you love your little blog. You like the fact that it is yours and you craft it the way you want, and spend time thinking of interesting subjects, and take care writing them up, and finding the perfect image to go with it. You have created a beautiful and useful space for your readers, but now you are ready for it to be something more. You want to push yourself and your blog to the next level.

It is OK because no matter what level you are at there are lots of resources out there to help. Take me for example, I have been all three, and depending how busy I am I still find myself fluctuating between 2 and 3! 

There are online blogging communities you can join and interact with, allowing you a space to chat to other bloggers.
There are reams of books on this subject, and whatever angle you are approaching your blogging from, there will be a book for you.
Books for:
·         improving your writing,
·         tapping into your creativity or
·         monetising your site

As well as these there is now an increasing number of blogging courses on the market.

Now don’t get me wrong, as long as there has been blogging, there have been people willing to teach about it, but it feels as if there has been a shift. Things are changing and as blogging has evolved, people want their blogs to reflect them, and tap into the unlimited creative resources that are now all around. There is a demand to find courses and trainers who understand this important element.

More women than ever have picked up the gauntlet of starting their own blogs or launching a creative business.  Coming to the forefront to rise to this challenge are funky, creative, business savvy women who understand this and have a passion for sharing their knowledge.

One of these women is Alex Beadon, and towards the end of the last year launched the Feel Good Blogging course.

To introduce her new offering and to get people engaged and excited she created the free Feel Good Blogging Challenge. In this 7 day challenge she set you a blog post a day to write. She introduced each new blog with a video  where she would give you the theme , the points your  post should cover and the expected learning outcome from each one, each post a step towards improving your blogging abilities. Alex is a huge bundle of energy and passionate about what she does and helping other people love what they do, and start living their dreams. To accompany this challenge and the course there is a Facebook group. The group was filled with passionate supportive women and the occasional man who made up the community that encourage every member to the finishing line, and gave you a place to discover new blogs, new friends and new inspiration.

Alex launched her official Feel Good Blogging course last year which was the real deal and was inundated with women signing up. 
At the time of writing this post there was a fault on the page for her Feel Good Bloggin on her site, but this should be rectified soon.

Another group of incredible ladies who have taken the blogging world by storm are the Headmistresses of the Blogcademy.

Kat, Shauna and Gala have brought their knowledge and their blogging expertise together to run workshops all over the world, and each one sells out! These workshops are a great opportunity to immerse yourself in this creative environment with like minded vibrant women (and the occasional man) who are determined to take their blog to the next level.

But if you cant get to one of these workshops, or afford to go, don’t despair! There are now more options which mean you don’t have to leave the comfort of your house.
You can choose to dabble in the Home School, which has easy to digest bite size learning videos available to buy and download. You can pick and choose what you want to learn and once you have downloaded it, it is yours to keep and watch again. This is good if there are certain aspects of blogging that you want to learn about.

If you still fancy the whole she-bang without the time and travel  they now offer Blogcademy Online. This is the full course, including workbooks and actual footage from the live workshops that you do over a weekend. You get all the goodness of the classroom just without the goody bag.

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I was not paid to endorse any of the courses or items mentioned in this post. These are my opinions. They are courses and people who I admire and think their business offerings look interesting and could provide some use and resources that I thought you would find helpful. 

If you know of any other courses that you have found useful or you have attended and have got benefit from it, please add it to the comments section so others can take a gander and let us know what you thought of it.

Hope you have a good week