Have you ever dreamed of starting your own blog? To have a wee corner of the online universe where you can be your own unique self, speak out openly & be as creative as you desire? YES to all the above but just don’t know where or how to get started? Keep on reading.
You may already have a blog that you dearly love & cherish. Would you like to take your baby to the next level? See it grow bigger, spread your message wider & even, who knows, start earning you some well deserved money from it? Does this sound like you but you have no idea how to get things accelerating forward? I may well have the answer for you too.
If you’re screaming YES at your screen now I won’t keep you in suspense any longer. It’s time for round two of the incredible online blog course Bright Eyed & Blog Hearted from Rachel MacDonald of In Spaces Between. This course has literally changed the way I blog forever. It’s all kicking off again on Monday 28th July 2014. Allow me to tell you more…
My Blogging Background:
I’ve been blogging for nearly four years. The blog you are visiting now is baby number two. My original blog can be found here. Since I started that blog I’ve changed my creative direction & I felt it more appropriate to start a fresh. You’re reading the result.
Expressing my Soul through the written word is something I love. Writing is a great creative outlet for me. Seren Holistic Lifestyles had been running for about year when I hit a bit of a wall. There seemed to be something missing. I’d reached a point of feeling stuck; a bit lost & had no idea where to go next.
I follow a number of holistic bloggers online who have been a great inspiration to me. Their messages are so strong, relevant & passionate speaking straight from their heart. Each of their posts generates strings of comments & lively discussion. They are all over social media platforms with beautiful photographs, quotes & useful shares. Their work is featured on other websites & blogs, they are literally everywhere. It’s not just blogging they offer interesting products, services & giveaways. Above all they have made hugely successful online businesses & careers from what started out as a simple blog. When I grow up I want to be just like them! (But in my own authentic way of course ;-))
How do they do it?
All is revealed in Bright Eyed & Blog Hearted:
One blogger on my follow list is Rachel MacDonald from In Spaces Between. When Rachel launched her first online course Bright Eyed & Blog Hearted I signed up immediately, along with 329 other aspiring bloggers. The course was just what I needed to take my blog from mundane to marvellous (I’m still not quite at marvellous yet, one day).
Bright Eyed & Blog Hearted is for anyone who has an interest in blogging in any which way. The ‘Blog Hearts’ as Rach called us, ranged from well-established bloggers whom already had their feet firmly planted in the blog-sphere to those who didn’t even have a name or where to start with WordPress.
Bright Eyed & Blog Hearted covers everything you need to know about starting a blog & taking it as far as you wish. Right up to professional, money earning global tribal community if that is your goal. The content is delivered in an interesting & varied style over eight weeks. Beautifully designed PDF workbooks & worksheets, videos, audio, interviews & of course the private FB group.
One of the stand out parts of the course was the BE & BH Tribe. Everyone is included in the private FB group & is free to post any queries, great finds, technical support or just share the blog love. Within the first two weeks the Perth based blog hearts & I had already met up in person for lunch. We still keep in touch & support each other’s FB pages & blogs. I met another Blog Heart on an interstate trip. We shared a yoga class & breakfast together to swap stories. Finding your tribe of like-minded people is a true gift.
I was in awe that many of my blog super hero’s had signed up too to Blog Hearted. Ladies whose work I think is amazing were all there in the FB group sharing their struggles, win’s, tips & tricks. Gosh it was hard to keep my focus at times & not get all stars struck & gushy.
Rachel is very active in the group too. A true Mamma Bear watching over us all. You will get heaps of support & extra wisdom with Rach at the helm. It’s not a love you & leaves you too it course. Rach is very hands on.
From my experience of Bright Eyed & Blog Hearted I have gained so much:
- I’ve taken my blog from bog standard WordPress to self-hosted. This has allowed me more freedom to craft my site with fancy plugins & a custom theme. I feel my site looks more like a professional website than just ‘a blog.’
- I have gotten very clear about whom I am, revealing my truth & how I wish to be portrayed online.
- Through the workbook exercises I dug deep to discover who my audience is, where they hang out, what they love & the message I wish to convey to them.
- I’ve overhauled my entire blog including my about page, professional services & branding.
- I now have a media pack including professional bio, head shots & testimonials.
- I’ve discovered Instagram – my new love. I’ve learned loads about social media platforms & SEO’s. My FB followers have doubled since BE & BH allowing my voice to be heard wider a field.
- My dream is for my blog to keep on evolving & hopefully reach pro status by the end of the year. I’m excited to be expanding my offering further. Watch this space!
- Above all I’ve made new friends both locally & interstate. It’s a scary world outline, support networks are so important.
Round two of Bright Eyed & Blog Hearted goes live on Monday 28th July 2014. The course runs for eight weeks. It’s self-paced; you can take as long as you need to complete each section. New material is delivered into the online portal each week so there isn’t any skipping ahead for those keen Jean’s. The total investment is $397 AUD. Payment plans are available. If you liked to be part of the next intake I can help you out right NOW.
I am proud to call myself a BE & BH Ambassador. I only put my name on products & services I truly believe in. If you have any interest in blogging I’m sure you will find this course exceptionally useful. Sign up NOW!
Of course huge, massive high fives & gratitude to Rachel for meeting & exceeding my expectations of BE & BH. Rach is a true inspiration, big hearted, generous & kind. This lady knows her blogging. I trust you’ll all be in safe hands come round two of BE & BH. You might even see me there as I’ll be dropping by to review some modules again. Once you’re a Blog Heart you have unlimited life long membership to the course.
Ready & raring to go? Sign up here! Any questions please contact me using the form below. I’d be happy to share my personal insights to the course with you. Be quick sales go until 12pm Thursday 24th July (Australian time).
With love, K xx
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