Dream. Find. Do.

This afternoon, I’m literally too excited. I shall be watching the blog from behind a proverbial cushion to see what the reaction is. Today I’m unveiling a new venture.

I have always been passionate about sharing knowledge amongst bloggers. Techie tips, new finds, fun stuff. Sharing skill sets and information is key when the majority of blogs are run single handedly. It can be a lonely old world out there and incredibly frustrating when you’re trying to not only run a blog but also to equip yourself with the skills to take it to the next level. I was lucky enough to already be in possession of some of those skills when I started Florence Finds and Ian helped me put the finishing touches to the design and functionality I wanted for the site. Since then, I’ve made little tweaks, added new bits and pieces and massively extended my grasp of photoshop. And I think the blog looks better for it!

I couldn’t have done a lot of this without Michelle‘s help. I’ve said before she is one of the few people in the blogging community who knows what it truly is to collaborate – who gives information freely and expects nothing in return, without a hint of suspicion as to your motives. So many people offer help then hold back, whether through fear of their ideas being plagiarised or being judged, I don’t know, but Michelle has become a trusted friend whose creativity and style I admire and opinion I respect as a blogger and business woman.

Although Florence Finds is a solo venture, my preference has always been for team work and I suppose it was only natural that I would become part of a team again. It hasn’t been easy to trust a new partnership but I’m a firm believer that two heads are better than one, especially when it comes to this particular venture. And so it’s with great pleasure that we announce the launch of our new project, Dream. Find. Do. A Blogging Masterclass.

Those of you who are fellow bloggers, or perhaps small business owners, may have enjoyed our series so far on blogging tips – we called it Blogging Laid Bare, and don’t worry there’s plenty more where that came from. However, there’s only so much you can learn online before you come up against obstacles and need somebody who has done it before. In one brainstorming session discussing various ideas, Michelle and I both said how great it would be to start sharing all the tips and tricks we have learned the hard way, self taught whilst developing our own blogs. And so the idea for Dream. Find. Do. was formed.

We wanted to create a supportive environment for bloggers and people who use blogs for business to learn real key practical skills to grow and develop a blog. We want to teach this to people face to face in interactive workshops that are fun and friendly but leave you armed with a whole raft of new skills to take away for your own blog. It’s an incredible networking opportunity too and we hope attendees will leave with a contact book full of new friends and potential collaborators. You might be an experienced blogger, just thinking about getting started or wanting to add a blog to your business. Everybody is welcome.

In 2 short weeks we’ll be revealing more about Dream. Find. Do. If you’re interested already then head on over to our holding site and add your name to the email sign up list. Those of you who sign up will be amongst the first to receive updates and will gain exclusive access to the site ahead of the official launch.

We’d love you to spread the word, tweet about us mentioning @DreamFindDo and #DfD, ‘Like’ the Dream Find Do Facebook page, or blog about the workshop.

We’re excited! Are you?!

Love,
Rebecca
xo

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40 thoughts on “Dream. Find. Do.

  1. Oh wow! Such exciting and totally fabulous news. You have both already shown that you are great teachers (I am so absolutely grateful for the blogging laid bare series already!) and I know this will be a huge success. I’m off to sign up to the mailing list now…

    THANK YOU! I think this is just what I need.

    xx

  2. Very excited.
    The series has been really informative and my blog has passed to the wayside of late, and these posts are definatly inspiring me to get back on it.
    Good luck with the venture girls, I already know its going to be HUGE!

  3. Clever idea!! I do love the Blogging Laid Bare series as I struggle to find the time to track down easy to understand tips and techniques from the world wide web. Part of that is discipline of allocating the time to it so masterclasses are a great idea.

    I’ve signed up and look forward to hearing more.

    Best of luck in your new venture too! πŸ™‚

    xx

  4. Awesome news guys. What a great idea!

    So it just confirms that you’ve developed that cloning machine then?? If so, can I borrow it for a few weeks?

  5. I am so pleased this news is out and I’m allowed to talk about it! Hooooooorraaayy!! Goes without saying that I am keen to sign up! xx

  6. Very exciting news πŸ™‚ after seeing various tweets, I thought it would be a collaboration between you both!

    It makes me want to be a blogger now πŸ˜‰

    xoxo

  7. Great stuff girls! How exciting ;))

    Will this get in to specifics of using blogging tools such as WordPress. I only ask as I am a Typepad user {I love it} and it is so often overlooked as blogging tool and by plug in developers etc. Or will you be focussing less on the technical and more on other aspects? Will be great to see what you reveal in terms of more info in due course.

    Great to see you guys working together!

    You’re new venture will be a big success ;))

    Annabel xXx

    • Hi Annabel! πŸ™‚

      We’ll be revealing the course content at the launch in two weeks time but it’s fair to say we have no intention of teaching anything that we’re not completely confident with ourselves, which rules out typepad for now. The vast majority of the content however will be Blogging specific rather than platform specific.

      Hope that helps πŸ™‚

      xo

  8. What a double discovery on a Wednesday lunchtime: first your blog and then your blogging masterclass!

    Thank you so much – as a new blogger, I’m really excited.

    Celine

  9. Oh my gosh Rebecca! This is amazeballs! I’m so psyched I’m going to have to come back and re-read this post as I think I may have ‘excitement-skimmed’ it! Such a great idea: it’s a wonder no one has come up with this before. Brilliant! Am off to register now…

  10. This is great, I’m signed up and looking forward to what’s to come.
    I read so many blogs and would love to set up a blog myself… I just need to think of something to blog about!

    Good Luck with the new venture x

  11. Rebecca, I can’t even tell you how excited I am! I can’t wait to hear more about the workshops and learn from you girls. As I said to Michelle, I’m cheering for you as you embark on this new project!
    xx Betta

  12. REALLY excited about this! Will this be open to bloggers who want to do more of a personal blog too? I have my reasons for starting to blog so just wondered if it really is a case of “everyone welcome”?

    Xxx

    • just re-read your post and realised its a face-to-face workshop! thats just my luck that something as useful as this starts just as we are moving overseas!

      will there be online tutorials too, similar to the blogging laid bare posts?

      x

  13. Oooh this is very exciting! I’ve just decided (well two weeks ago ish) to make my blog much better and unveilling a new design on Monday – this couldn’t be better timed! πŸ™‚

    x

  14. Congratulations on what looks like a very exciting collaboration, both your blogs are inspirational πŸ™‚ I’m off to have a nosey on the new website x

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