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Wanna Be a Blogger? Come to My Course at Bridge Books

I’m not usually one to toot my own horn. But I’m a good blogger.

(I’m not usually one to start my blog posts with clichés like “toot my own horn”, either. But I’m trying to be outrageous here.)

Heather blogI’ve got 99 problems. But blogging ain’t one.

Anyway. There are many things I don’t know how to do. I can’t bake a soufflé, for instance, and I can’t change the oil in my car. I can’t knit or do back handsprings. But damn, can I blog. Give me a camera, a laptop, and some interesting subject matter and I will blog until the cows come home. (There it is — another cliché. Outrage.)

Cows in the MidlandsI will blog until these cows are safely home.

When Griffin from Bridge Books asked me to host a one-day blogging and social media course at his rad bookshop in downtown Joburg, I couldn’t think of any reason to say no. Although I kinda wanted to, because the idea of standing in front of a room full of people (okay, it will only be about 10 people, but still) and teaching them stuff is terrifying. But again, I know how to blog and there are lots of people out there who also want to know how to blog. I’m happy to teach them what I know. So I told Griffin yes.

The course will run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday 30 July. There are only a few spots, so sign up now if you’re interested.

Become a (Better) Blogger

If you want to start a blog, and/or if you already have a blog but want to improve it, and/or you want to strengthen your social media skills, and/or you want to get better at photography, and/or you’re just curious about how I manage to live such a seemingly interesting life (hint: it’s not always as interesting as it seems), then this course is for you.

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. (Photo by Tim Van Rooyen)

I will cover all of the topics listed above, plus some. If you haven’t started a blog already, I’ll help you start one, and if you already have a blog, I’ll help you to make it better. It will be a small group so I’ll have time for everyone. We will also take a brief photowalk through the inner city, during which we’ll get access to some interesting Jozi buildings and I’ll dispense photography tips.

The class will take place at Bridge Books and there couldn’t be a better venue for learning about blogging, or learning about anything, for that matter. You’ll have the chance to browse the bookshop, check out the beautiful historic space around the shop, and also get a sneak peak at the City Central Food Court, which is set to open on 1 August. (By the way, Bridge Books will be offering lots more courses like this in the future, so keep an eye on their Facebook page.)

Bridge Books and author
Beautiful Bridge Books. It would be awesome if this man could come to my course. If you see this post, Unathi, please know that you’re invited.

Perhaps most exciting of all, we’ll take a lunch-time field trip to nearby Joziburg Lane (shooting street photos along the way), where we will attend the Joziburg Lane Festival and learn one of the most important blogging skills: how to eat and Instagram at the same time. I’m working on some other fun Jozi surprises, too.

Lastly, I’ll provide a free, 30-minute blogger consulting session to everyone who signs up. I’ll conduct these one-on-one sessions in the weeks following the course, to cover any specific questions you might have about blogging and social media.

So, please sign up for the course. It will be awesome. Message me with any questions. In the meantime, happy blogging and be sparing with your clichés.

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  • Reply violetonlineisonline July 13, 2016 at 10:39 am

    I’m in.

  • Reply Lisa Witepski July 13, 2016 at 11:07 am

    Hi there – please can you let me know times and cost?

  • Reply Kate July 13, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    Will you be doing this workshop again anytime in the near future? Would love to come but I’m still not sure if I’ll be going out of town that weekend.

    • Reply 2summers July 13, 2016 at 12:20 pm

      Hi Kate, I’m not sure – we’ll have to see how the first one goes 🙂

      • Reply Kate July 13, 2016 at 12:21 pm

        Ok, I figured that was the case. How many spots are open still?

        • Reply 2summers July 13, 2016 at 12:23 pm

          I’m not sure – I think at least 5 or 6.

  • Reply Jonathan July 13, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    Unfortunately I will be headed back to the states on the 30th, but would definitely like to attend a future glass.

    • Reply 2summers July 14, 2016 at 2:47 pm

      Darn! Well hopefully it goes well and I’ll do it again.

  • Reply Jaina July 14, 2016 at 8:29 am

    If you’re good at something you have every right to toot your own horn about it. Fact.

    • Reply 2summers July 14, 2016 at 2:46 pm

      Thank you for that validation. I need it 🙂

  • Reply kimpenstone July 14, 2016 at 9:41 am

    Hi Heather, I’d love to come to the blogging course, do you have any spots left open?

    • Reply 2summers July 14, 2016 at 9:46 am

      Hi Kim, yes we do!

  • Reply kimpenstone July 14, 2016 at 10:49 am

    Super, book me in please!

    • Reply 2summers July 14, 2016 at 2:18 pm

      Great! Please follow this link to register: https://bridgebooks.co.za/products/blogging-work-shop. Let me know if you have any issues.

      • Reply kimpenstone July 20, 2016 at 8:08 am

        Hi Heather, really struggling to get the payment and registration to work, please could you book a space for me and I can perhaps try again later?

        • Reply 2summers July 20, 2016 at 8:19 am

          Hey, sorry about that. I’ve just forwarded your message to Griffin from Bridge Books – you’ll be hearing from him soon. See you at the seminar! Thanks.

  • Reply Merishia July 15, 2016 at 8:01 am

    Hi Heather!

    I really want to attend this. is there any other way to make payment other than credit or debit card? Will it be possible to do an EFT?

    • Reply 2summers July 15, 2016 at 8:31 am

      Hi Merishia, I’m sure there’s a way. Please email Griffin at info@bridgebooks.co.za and just let him know what you need. Thanks!

  • Reply autumnashbough July 16, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    Almost making me want to come to SA and take your course. It’s going to be awesome!

    • Reply 2summers July 16, 2016 at 6:23 pm

      That would be the absolute greatest.

  • Reply Lindi mogale September 14, 2016 at 4:42 am

    Please run another course

    • Reply 2summers September 14, 2016 at 1:04 pm

      I’m going to! Probably in late November. Stay tuned 🙂

  • Reply Renee Mendelow June 9, 2017 at 9:29 am

    Are there still places please. would love to do your course.

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