October 27, 2011

Be a Better Blogger

We NewNew folks are an ever-evolving bunch. Always trying new things, trying to better ourselves, our crafts, our businesses.

Enter NewNew Team Workshops!

Did I mention we are also highly talented & helpful?? We are helping each other by pulling from the talents of our members who are willing to share their expertise in areas such as photography or design by distilling the basics down to the rest of us.

Last night: Basic Business Blogging by Sara Stroman of S2 Design & Stationery.

Sara has been blogging since 2005 & had a wealth of information & experience to bring to the proverbial table. She even brought us handouts! Oh, and wine & pizza! We know how to do it up in the NewNew.

We talked about a range of topics. Many questions were asked. We were like sponges, soaking up Sara's knowledge & enthusiasm for blogging.

The number 1 take away 

It was a 2 hour workshop, so there was plenty to think about (did you know Facebook has guidelines for promotions on your page?!). But, what is the one thing you should remember?

"Write about what you know & love,"said Sara. So simple. Yet, for many bloggers, that's tough. I think we forget that. Especially when you're running your own little business. We're all out there trying to promote, promote, promote, craft, craft craft. As Sara also said, do not feel limited by your general topic. We're creative people in a creative business so run with it. I find that advice freeing!

MAJOR kudos to Sara for her work putting this together. Want to see her in action? Check out her blog here. I look forward to diving into the articles she gave us for reference (hello handouts!). And! To putting her good advice into practice.

Kerry of K. Batty Design & Stationery


Sara said...

Great recap from the evening! Love the pizza in the pictures, too! Thanks so much, Kerry!

kbatty said...

You are so welcome! I was tempted to highlight the wine as well, but thought twice...Great workshop! I would encourage all blogging NewNewers to come if you do another!

Sara said...

Hahaha, it would have been even more awesome if you highlighted the wine. Thank you for the support and encouragement. You can cover my workshops anytime, Kerry!

Kelley said...

Wine and food are always inspiration for successful workshops :)

Thanks Sara for leading this one!

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