4 Ways to Survive Bill Belew’s Blogging Workshop

Posted on Saturday, April 24th, 2010 at 12:06 pm in

Who can learn with these classmates?

 
To serve my bloggership better,
I gave five minutes of my copious spare time
to a blogging workshop.
I found it was harder to survive the workshop than to blog. Maybe that was just me.
Here’s few tips you could use in your next workshop. . . ANY WORKSHOP!
  • Realize that your fellow workshoppers are idiots – This will lessen your stress level considerably.
  • Bring your own coffee - If you don’t bring your own,  you won’t get any. You’re too busy misunderstanding what’s going on and suffering the stress of incompetent classmates to get up and get a cup
  • Take a friend – This helps you do reality checks . Is it me that doesn’t get this, or is it everyone else? (For me, unfortunately, it was me.)
  • Prepare to do the real blog later – You will notice when you write the test  blog that you are only competent to write a blog about how NOT to write a blog.

This workshop could change your life.  For better or for worse? That’s up to you.

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  1. Stan - April 24, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    I had fun sitting by you. Here’s hoping this’ll turn out to have been worthwhile.

  2. admin - April 24, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    I hope you are right. Boy, do I hope you are right.

  3. Carolyn Donnell - April 24, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    Testing, testing, testing. :-)

  4. Sue Freeman - April 25, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    I am enjoying your site, and hoping to pass on my information. I am at freemanfun.wordpress.com . Love your picture (of us) and your humor re the class! Thanks for the laughs!

  5. Bill Belew - April 26, 2010 at 11:10 am

    It doesn’t help either when the workshop leader is an idiot at times as well.

    I won’t forget the first question I received that day from someone who had just bought a macbook. How do I open this?

    Well, first, turn it around was where I started.

  6. admin - April 26, 2010 at 11:24 am

    I thank ‘the leader’ that I am even replying. That I have a blog attests to the miracles you worked on Saturday, especially for those us starting without some very basic knowledge. No, that thing that just popped out is NOT a cup holder. Great workshop, Bill. Keep bloggin’

  7. Victor Powell - April 28, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Hiya,

    I enjoyed Bill’s workshop too, and I love your site. As I write this I am still chuckling.

    V.

  8. James - February 25, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    Hi Luanne,
    I found your blog while searching for information on Bill Belew’s workshop. I see what he has to say about himself, but I’m wondering if it is worth my time.
    I already have a blog, but need to learn more about promoting my book. My blog is a launch point for an audio novel podcast. The book is now available for sale in print, so I need to use my blog for marketing.
    Do you think Bill Belew’s workshop would help me?

    James

  9. admin - February 25, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    Hi James,

    It’s been years since I took Bill’s workshop. At that time, I know he had not written a book, but he had been making a living by blogging. I’m not sure where he is now.

    He did know the nuts and bolts (I didn’t), so he helped me. He has a lot of connections, and he knows how to increase his hit count substantially. I think this would help with the marketing you are interested in. I think he might be better if your book is non-fiction.

    Luanne

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