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’re excited! Are you?!