Are you a blogger wanting to blog like a boss? If you are, the trick is to sign up for a Little Blog Big workshop. The Little Blog Big workshop hosted by Carly from Smaggle and Christina from Hair Romance was amazing. They have a wealth of knowledge and experience about blogging and speak about their blogs and the blogging world with huge passion.
The day moves at a cracking pace. A whole range of topics are covered, including why you blog and who you are blogging for, social media, productivity, and monetisation. The day ended with wine and an informal Q&A session. I really felt like I was soaking up so much information from Chrissy and Carly. They spoke very openly and with lots of entertaining stories along the way. It was such a lovely way to learn because you felt like you were having a conversation with an expert and not at all that you were being lectured to!
One of the fabulous things about the Little Blog Big workshop was that during each session we were given a ‘take action now’ task. This is brilliant for me. Rather than simply learning, I now have some concrete things to work on. I went home thinking, well that was fun and I cannot wait to start putting my newfound knowledge in to action. Don’t expect to see any dramatic changes but rather some little tweeks here and there!
I learnt so many things at the Little Blog Big workshop. Here’s my top three.
Write killer headlines
I’ll admit it, I don’t spend nearly enough time on my headlines. In fact, I’m totally lazy about it. As Carly said, your headline is like a resume to your post. I’m going to focus more on my headlines and ask myself the question ‘would I click on that’?
Make your Little Blog Big with social media
Blogging and social media go hand in hand. Carly and Chrissy emphasized the need to focus your social media attention where your reader is hanging out. You also have to be in the right place at the right time.
Carly did a fabulous session on productivity or ‘how to fit it all in without losing the plot’. This was such an important session. My favorite part was on ‘batching’, basically group your tasks together and do them in one big chunk, rather than moving from one different task to another. It’s such a great concept and one that I am going to test out in my real, non-blog life too.
As blogger you meet lots of talented bloggers online. It is rare that you meet them in the ‘real world’. A perk of attending the Little Blog Big workshop was hanging out with other bloggers. It was fabulous to meet Mumma McD, a fellow ‘mummy blogger’ from Toilets aren’t for Turtles, and the uber stylish fashion blogger Andrea from Icadoo. Of course, they are both as lovely in the flesh as they are on Facebook and Instagram!
If you are a blogger who is starting out or a blogger who wants to refine their craft, Little Blog Big is the workshop for you. Your hosts are like a walking Wikipedia of all things blog and are very generous with their time and knowledge. I’ve no doubt that if I take the time to complete my ‘take action now’ items I would see my little blog grow, slowly but surely.
I’d love you to help me Take Action Now and build the social media presence of Life on Wallace. Don’t be shy, which social media platform takes your fancy? Facebook? Instagram? Please tell me and I’ll do my best to see you there!
Linking up with Essentially Jess for IBOT