Because I like to learn new things, I decided to work on improving my blog and blogging skills. I joined a few Facebook groups and added some "blogging pros" to my Feedly account. One thing led to another and suddenly I'm following several marketing blogs and have signed up for a bunch of newsletters. I have a tendency to go overboard sometimes.... *shrugs*
After trying a few free blogging ecourses, I soon discovered that most of the information was just regurgitated general knowledge: write good content, leave comments on other blogs, post consistently, blah, blah, blah.
Thinking that a paid class might have more relevant material, I went in search of an affordable blogging teacher. Whoa! Major sticker shock and I can't believe how much people are charging!
I'm sorry, but for $497 someone better show up at my house every day for a month and sit right next to me while they explain what's what. And they better bring drinks and snacks. And give me a shoulder rub. I mean, seriously? $497?
Call me crazy, but I'm not willing to pluck down $79-$500 on an ecourse sight unseen! I finally found someone who offered some decent free material, so decided to sign up for her classes. Sad to say that so far, I'm not impressed.
I've finished the first class and can't say that I really learned anything new. Each class has between 10-21 lessons, so I'm hoping that the next class will be better.
Anyone have a good recommendation for where to find blogging tips? So far, I've learned more from Parajunkees Blogging 101 posts than any of the know-it-alls online who claim to be experts.