One thing we’ve learned over the years of blogging is that you can’t do it in a bubble. In order to improve your content, expand your ideas and be more efficient, you must see beyond your own blog platform and learn. The blogging industry is rather young in age, but it constantly evolves and never sits still. You can improve your blog by networking at blog events, or by taking specific online courses that can hone your blogging business skills or expand your knowledge on creative subjects that can improve your blog content.
We’ve gathered some resources that can build your blogging knowledge:
- Sign up for ALT Channel’s online classes to learn more about graphic design, growing your audience, analytics, and photography (just to name a few!).
- Want to learn Illustrator, Photoshop, Photography or Flower Arranging? Nicole’s Classes are excellent and offered online.
- Go to Lynda.com for software, business, and technical skill improvement. Learn at your pace.
- Do you need to improve your product styling for your blog photos? Learn basic styling tips through Stylelab.
- Into crafting? Buy individual lessons, download them and learn on your own schedule with Creativebug.
- Victoria shares real life advice in her Business of Blogging class so that you can move your blog to the next level.
- Blogging Your Way is great course to learn about how you can make your blog stand-out.
- Hang out with your blogging friends on Twitter and learn from them at a monthly Blog Brunch.
- Looking to improve your blog visuals through Photoshop? Blog Shop travels from city to city and gives you hands-on learning.
- Be on top of your game and learn the basics of coding through a workshop by Ladies Learning Code, a Canadian organization.
- Don’t forget to network in person and learn from bloggers and industry insiders at conferences such as BlogPodium, ALT Summit, BlogHer and the Canadian Food Bloggers Conference.
Jordana Garbati and Giulia Doyle are bloggers who’ve managed to find that elusive balance between work-life-blog. They’ll be sharing more of their tips on time management, workload balance, and keeping happy in their seminar “You CAN Have Both – Balancing a Day Job and Successful Blog“.