August 31, 2013

August Blogging 101 Workshop

Two Saturdays ago I co-hosted a Blogging 101 Workshop at the Frances studio space. I taught alongside Carrie Wheeler, of the Cracking Good blog, and who also happens to be my former Journalism teacher, to a group of lovely ladies who all brought unique perspectives of the blogosphere.

As our attendees started to trickle in, we all shared our blogging stories and how we got to where we are in the blogosphere today. I really loved hearing each attendees unique story and what they would like to learn more about. At the heart of it, blogs are very personal, and I truly felt honored to hear each story of how their blogs became to be.

After introductions, we started to go through the blogging worksheet that Carrie had put together. We talked about topics we wanted to cover, possible blog names, who we hoped our audience would be, sample posts ideas, and more. Even though each attendee was in a different place with their blog, it was nice to be able to go over these basic topics together. From here, our discussion move toward more personal questions and how each blogger could move forward from where they are now, from committing to one solid idea, to incorporating multiple interests, to integrating their blog with their online shop or business - everyone had their own thoughts and ideas to share.

We finished the workshop off with a Prezi presentation I created that went over the topics we had discussed once more, and additional information and insight that I've gathered over the years that I've been blogging (which if you count Livejournal and Xanga, then I proudly have 10+ years of experience under my belt).

I'm incredibly thankful to our attendees, all of who brought great questions and all positively added to the conversation, as well as to my co-host Carrie, and to Frances for asking us to host this workshop. Thank you ladies (and gents), you really made this an awesome experience and I hope to be able to host another blogging workshop in the future!

If you would be interested in attending a blogging workshop with me in the future, please let me know in the comments. Also, as I know that many of my sweet readers are not locally based, so would you be interested in an blogging e-course? Let me know!

Also, I want to give a big shout out Sara of Frances for making this workshop happen, and also to Scott for taking photos of the workshop and forever being my greatest support! I love you both!
-Chelsea xo


  1. I would be interested in Phoenix! Sorry I missed it.

  2. I would have love to join your workshop. We need more of these in my area. :)