3.15.2012

alt summit, y'all.

(view my office here)

I spend alotta time wishing there was a fantastic book written about blogging. What works, what doesn't...what's tacky, what's acceptable. Because if you're a blogger, you know there's a ton of uncharted territory. Stuff that you can't exactly call up your mom or BFF to get answered.

Trust me, I've tried. And my mom was all, "I dunno. You're the blogger."

But my dreams came true when I bumped into these online classes over at Alt Summit. Yes, Alt Summit...the enormo blogging conference that HUGE bloggers attend! I jumped on these classes faster than...well, myself hittin' free birthday cake in the break room.

After two classes, I'm here to say: you must. So, so inexpensive ($15 a pop) for a class taught by true blogging experts. People who have done it, figured out what works and truly soared. Maybe you're just starting your blog and you need to know the basics...or you've been at it for years and are ready to start selling ads. Wherever you're at, there is seriously a class for it.

Pop over and take a peek!

Update: To answer a few questions I received, the classes are one night for one hour...and the format is a flawless combo of live video, Powerpoint and chat. I took the Blogging 101: The Basics and also How to Start Selling Ads. I don't see another Blogging 101 on the schedule for March, but if you're interested, drop an email to Alt to ask if there's more coming! They were swift to respond to my questions!

17 comments:

  1. I've heard about these classes and I go back and forth about it. To be honest, I don't know if I care that much about blogging to put that much work into it. It's just something I do for kicks and giggles.

    LB

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thanks for the tip Bethany! I'm definitely gonna check it out :) Hope you have a splendid thursday!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Awesome! Thanks so much for sharing. I'm always trying to improve!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Thanks for spreading the word, Bethany!! It would be so nice to have more than 32 followers! lol

    ReplyDelete
  5. I'm definitely going to check these out! Which classes are you taking? Also how long are they? Thanks for sharing!!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I had no idea, I'm checking out these classes stat. You have such pretty photography on your blog by the way

    ReplyDelete
  7. Those classes look amazing!
    Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I had no idea they had classes...very cool! I may need to look into them! Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Who knew they had classes - what a brilliant idea.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I was looking at the photography one - might consider it. How do you find the format, topics and teaching style?

    ReplyDelete
  11. I know they're cheap enough but I feel like there's not enough info about the teacher and class for me to jump on in, ya know? Or am I missing some vital section?

    Can you just take copius notes and let me copy them in homeroom? ;)

    ReplyDelete
  12. loved that class from last night! I am going to be addicted to these classes i'm sure! see you in class hehe <3 Patti

    ReplyDelete
  13. Ummmm Bethany....I think you're really on to something. You should really create a book or an e-book for bloggers, getting a bunch of people to contribute. I truly think that would be a MASSIVE hit

    ReplyDelete
  14. Those classes look amazing! I have one slightly stupid question, where do they take place? I can't seem to find that out!

    Anyone know the answer to that question?

    ReplyDelete
  15. My friend, Elsie, has a super super successful blog. I'm not sure if you've seen it, but she has hundreds pf thousands of views daily, and often posts about "owning her own business & being a blogger". She also has great online classes--including Blogging classes. I highly recommend them: http://www.abeautifulmess.typepad.com/

    ReplyDelete
  16. I am finally spending time looking at everyone's blogs from the 101 class. Yours is fantastic! The note from Ireland is precious.

    ReplyDelete

Every time you comment, a unicorn gets his wings. Also, my phone beeps and your words bring me joy. :)

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...