From 2013 – 2015 I was involved in arranging and hosting an annual blogging workshop called Blog Boot Camp along with Lana from lanaloustyle.
Along our blogging journeys we met so many people who were incredibly interested in blogging and asked us loads of questions about how blogging actually works. While chatting, we realised that there was a real need for a blogging workshop in Cape Town and so we decided to create our very own BLOG BOOT CAMP.
The BLOG BOOT CAMP workshop was aimed at teaching all the ins and outs of blogging and to inspire first time blogger to grow their blog – whether it’s was just a hobby or part of their small business. The goal of BLOG BOOT CAMP was to give beginner bloggers the tools you need to run a better, more successful, and creative WordPress blog or website.
Unfortunately due to time pressures and other exciting projects and business opportunities we are involved with, we have decided to take a break from Blog Boot Camp for the remainder of 2015. But stay tuned for more exciting ventures happening in 2016 by signing up for our email newsletter or “like” our Blog Boot Camp Facebook page to keep updated and be the first to hear.
About Blog Boot Camp
The online world can be quite a daunting one to someone who is just starting out and we know that there are so many questions related to building and beautifying a blog.
The course will cover tips for creatively improving the design of your site, how to use social media to promote your blog, how to monetize your blog by working with sponsors and advertisers and finding your unique blogging voice. The morning will be filled with practical information and inspiration to help you to build a better blog and spark your creativity!
You will receive an invaluable Resources list and there will be time for Q&A and networking during and after the event.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
★ Analysing blog layout and structure and how to enhance your blog’s look and feel
★ How to create a cohesive look across your blog
★ An introduction to essential WordPress plugins
★ How to market your blog
★ How to use social media effectively to promote your blog
★ How to monetize your blog
★ PR guidance
★ Invaluable blogging and WordPress tips
You will need to have a self hosted WordPress.org blog or website, set up and running.
If you are planning on starting a blog soon, you will pick up invaluable tips, but please note that we won’t be teaching you how to actually set up a blog.
Blog Boot Camp is for bloggers and small business owners
who want to improve their online presence.
It is not for veteran bloggers or those wanting to learn coding!
Feedback on Blog Boot Camp
“Great overview of what I could be doing more of in my blog.”
“I think the technical, trends and layout features were great.”
“Just great to meet the people behind the blogs, very inspirational seeing your passion.”
“Everything was really impressive, beautiful and professional – I didn’t expect as much as I got.”
“Both Kathryn and Lana were incredibly generous in sharing their knowledge, experience and resources. Much of my blog’s redesign I can attribute directly to what I learned at Blog Boot Camp. I cannot recommend attending the next one strongly enough.”
“I found the trends and themes really fun and interesting. The practical side was crucial and easy to understand. Everything was covered and with such an extensive resource list.”
“Thank you so much Lanalou Style and Becoming you, this was so insightful and truly inspirational – makes me very excited for all the plans to come”
Blog Boot Camp 2015
Our third Blog Boot Camp has just been held in February 2015 with photographs by Anthea K Photography
The contributions from our amazing suppliers and sponsors, certainly helped make the morning a success!
Images: Anthea K Photography
Catering by Limonlu Catering and Cupcakes from Bullcakes & Cupdogs Cupcakes
Sponsors: In Good Company, Poetry, Bow Peep, Revlon, A Love Supreme, Dermalogica, Piz Buin, Samantics, oh-lief, Jeankelly, Ceramic Factory, rain, cotton candi, handmade by me, sugar tong tong, Sorbet, Mountain Falls, Old Khaki & Daily Dish
Blog Boot Camp 2014
Our second Blog Boot Camp was held in June 2014 at The Office and Lindie Meyer captured the morning.
Once again our amazing suppliers and sponsors certainly helped make our morning a success!
Images: Lindie Meyer Photography
Venue: The Office Business & Social Club
Caterer: Limonlu Catering
Cupcakes: Bullcakes & Cupdogs Cupcakes
Giveaway Sponsors: Hodgy’s, Nadia van der Mescht, Juliette Armand, Mio, Langaro, Zana
Goodie Bag Sponsors: In Good Company, Consol, Poetry, Bow Peep, Washi Bug, Revlon, A Love Supreme, Dermalogica, Batiste, Nomu, Piz Buin
Blog Boot Camp 2013
These amazing suppliers and sponsors made our morning a success!
Images:Henk Hattingh Photography
Venue: vm central & olive studio
Caterers:Philos Food Boutique, Shelley’s Cafe & Ma Mere
Goodie bag sponsors:Typo, Revlon, Gosh, Bow Peep, Washi Bug, Love Letters, & Consol.
Giveaway Sponsors: Poetry, Zana, Kitchen Passion & Jin Jin Jewellery.