Becoming a Better Blogger, One Class at a Time
June 28, 2012 | FILED UNDER: Uncategorized
Last night I took my seventh online blog class hosted by Alt Design Summit.
Yes, I take blog classes at night (who doesn’t like to pretend that they are still in school once in awhile?!). Man, I have learned so much. It turns out there are a lot of tricks to the trade when it comes to developing a blog that people actually read, and I am learning new little gems of information, one 60 min. class at a time. It seems to be paying off too – traffic on Design Improvised is up 1,200% from last year
. I’m dead serious – the blog averages 5,000 page views a month, the same amount I had all of last year
. While it is still small potatoes compared to the big blogs I follow, at least the upward trend is promising. 😉
Stay tuned for an upcoming post on the changes I’ve made to my blog (and more I plan to make) as a result of these classes. I want to share the specific tips I’ve found so helpful in case you are a beginning blogger yourself. In the meantime, I encourage you to take one of the Alt classes
if you are at all interested in blogging. So far my classes have included:
- Growing your readership
- Understanding blog analytics
- Selling advertising on your blog
- How to be an ‘organized blogger’
- How to leverage Pinterest
- How to use Adobe Illustrator for your blog
They have all been fantastic, and I will definitely be signing up for more. In fact, thanks to Bing all classes in July are free (#thanksBing)!