Hello, my friends!
AHHH. You already know from the title but HELP. GUYS. Thank you so incredibly much for 10,000+ followers on A Farm Girl’s Life! I honestly can hardly believe it. O.o I could go on about it for an entire post, but that might get a little tiring. All I can say is thank you. ❤
Of course I have to celebrate this milestone some way. *nods* I thought about doing a giveaway, but I wanted it to be something more than one winner can enjoy. So over the past several months I’ve been working hard on creating my first online course! 😀
If you remember from this post, I’m planning to create multiple video courses on topics like art, photography, and blogging. Since I’m celebrating 10,000 followers and I get comments/emails asking for blogging advice, I figured I’d make this first course on what I’ve learned from the past 7 years of blogging. I’m still not an expert, heh, but hopefully something I’ve learned will be of use to you guys.
If you don’t have a blog, enjoy skimming through the videos anyway! I’m always curious what the bloggers I follow are like in real life, and… well, this still isn’t real life, but you can maybe get to know me better in a video than through a post. Anyway, enough intro. Let’s get started!
So, the courses I make in the future will be paid ones, but this first mini course is free! It consists of two parts: first, a video full of tips and advice for things like your blog’s appearance, growth, and writing style.
Second, a video on my personal blogging process where I walk you guys through making a post from start to finish, from photographing to editing pictures to writing the actual post.
Let’s start with Part 1! I put some time stamps below the video for your convenience if you want to skim through or refer back to something later.
- Introduction: 0:00-1:46
- Blog Appearance: 1:46-9:52
- Use a clean background: 3:29
- Make the most of your blog’s theme: 4:56
- Featured images: 8:29
- Writing Style: 9:52-14:31
- Be authentic: 10:17
- Know your target audience: 11:56
- Photography: 14:31-17:44
- Use photos to break up text: 14:40
- Don’t be afraid to edit your photos: 15:07
- Use stock photos if you don’t take your own: 15:45
- Use your own photos + content whenever possible: 16:41
- Blog Growth: 17:44-22:08
- Focus on people, not numbers: 18:08
- Build trust by posting consistently: 19:45
- Pin or share your posts to social media: 21:23
- Make good use of the tags on your posts: 21:39
- Conclusion: 22:08-22:49
Okay, now for part 2! If you found that helpful and/or want to learn about my personal blogging process, sign up for the email list below and I’ll send you the second part! This video has less of me sitting there talking and more of a vlog style at the beginning with screen-sharing or whatever you call it as I make the post. 🙂
YAY! I’m so happy to have finally finished this tiny course! It took me a ridiculous amount of time to figure out, film, and edit, hehe, but I can’t wait to start making more courses for you guys in the future! The next one, the first “real” paid course, will be on “Hand Lettering + Typography.” If that’s something you’re interested in, type in your email above to get notified when I release it!
Thank you EVER SO MUCH once again for 10,000 followers, guys! What online courses would like to see next?
Thanks so much for reading, my friends, and have a lovely day!