Today is the official launch of my new blog trainer business and my new http;//www.blogtrainer.co.uk site.
Teaching Blogging as an aid to recovery – How to start a WordPress.com blog, has been successful, and I thoroughly enjoy teaching it so much, that I now offer to teach blogging as a business.
I have been blogging for 4 years this year, and like a lot of you, I can’t get enough of it. I am still learning and evolving as a blogger and I always will be.
Including this blog, I currently have 4 blogs that I blog to as frequently as possible. Although this blog is always my priority because it’s my first love, I value your loyalty and like to give back to you.
I provide inspirational blog posts at http://www.beatredundancyblues.wordpress.com
I blog to give help, advice and inspiration, to people who have been made redundant on my http://www.beatredundancyblues.co.uk site.
I blog about events I have been to, about my interests, passions and businesses at http://www.sandrabellamy.co.uk
Two of my blogs are WordPress.com blogs, the others are self hosted WordPress.org blogs, so I can teach both, but the person I am teaching, would need their own WordPress.org site to do so. I can also create WordPress.org sites, using templates, widgets and plugins.
If I can take a business on a deep and meaningful journey to connect with its customers, I will be filled with joy. If I can help make just one more person’s life so much happier and more rewarding through blogging, I will be ecstatic
If you know of anyone who could benefit from me teaching them, please spread the word. I can teach one-to-one, or as part of a workshop for up to 8 people. As one-to-one teaching is bespoke, prices can vary, they start from £30 an hour, in the Exeter area, in the UK. If they quote this post on this blog, they save 10% off an hour, or on a workshop.
For anyone living outside the UK who wants training via Google Hangouts or Skype, please contact me using email in the first instance.
My business number is 01392 434202 for a free 20 minute consultation, or they can email me at blogtrainer@blogtrainerUK.
Thanks for your continued support. I couldn’t do it without you.
Just a quick post to let you know I finally got a new phone, plus compensation in the form of credit to my account. Here is a photo I just took on it.
Daisy and Cinnamon.
I don’t owe HMRC any money and my boss has paid me my wages owed from weeks ago, plus the expenses. Although the expenses have been given to me at an hourly rate and I have been taxed on them when I shouldn’t have.
I was told by HMRC that they estimate the figures when there is a gap in someone’s records. (Dare I say, they made them up. So beware. )
Tommorow is my last day of teaching Blogging as an aid to recovery for this term. I Shall miss it. Thanks to all of you who showed my blogging students some love, by Liking their page or post.
I am still working on the final edit of my Break through the barriers of redundancy book. If something is not quite right, it has to be changed and improved before going to print.
Write when I am able to
As you know, I teach Blogging as an aid to recovery. Check out one of my student’s “about me” page and show them some blogging love. Click the “About” link below.
David studied journalism and has 8, plus another 3, kids. That’s a lot of kids. Click on the link to read more.
It’s my last teaching session on Monday 10th March for this term, and it has gone very well. Better than last time. The students ask me lots of questions, I am learning more about WordPress and I love the interaction. I am blessed to be able to teach and empower others and to learn from them.
I am catching up with my blog award nominations.
On the 2nd of June 2013, I was awarded The WordPress Family Award for a second time and a new award to add to my collection, the Dragon’s Loyalty Award, both from Sheri at sheridegrom.com. Please check out her awesome blog.
The rules for the Word Press Family Award are:
1. Display the logo on your blog.
2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
3. Nominate 10 others who have had an impact on your Word Press experience and family.
4. Let the 10 family members know you have awarded them.
My nominations are:
Thanks to all I’ve nominated for the Word Press Family Award for making my time on WordPress.com amazing. Thanks to every one who follows and comments on my blog, I appreciate all of you.
The rules for the Dragon Loyalty Award are:
- Display the award certificate on your website.
- Announce your win with a post and link to whoever presented you with the award.
- Present the award to 15 deserving bloggers.
- Drop them a comment to tip them off after you have linked them in the post.
- Post 7 interesting things about yourself.
Seven facts about myself:
- I played the recorder whilst in primary school but stopped because I couldn’t keep up with the group.
- I like listening to Floorfillers albums, morning and night.
- Jason Donovan and Kylie Minogue were my favourite singers when I was a little girl.
- When I was a little girl, my favourite actor used was Fred Savage from The Wonder Years.
- I have kept a dressing gown that I used to wear when I was about 15 years old – Why? Because I like the fact I can still fit into it.
- Yeas ago, I was given a dog called Pepi by a man my dad did work for. His wife was not too happy.
- My favourite flower is a rose.
Congratulations to all of my nominees, enjoy your awards and I look forward to reading more about you.
- Post the logo above
- Accept the nomination and link back to the blog that nominated you
- Answer the questions
- Nominate blogs and inform them of the nomination
I accept these nominations and would also like to pass both of them on to the list of bloggers below:
Congratulations to all of you and don’t forget to put both awards on your blog, you deserve them.
Favorite color: Orange, although not in clothes.
Favorite animal: Guineapig – I have four.
Favorite number(s): 6 – Lucky number is 8.
Favorite (non-alcoholic drink): Pineapple Juice.
Favorite (alcoholic drink): I don’t drink any alcohol. If I am in a pub I have orange or pineapple juice or Appletiser.
Facebook or Twitter: I use both but have more followers on Twitter.
My passions: Writing, helping people, guineapigs, family, friends and films. I love visiting aquariums and zoos.
Giving or receiving gifts: I enjoy both equally.
Favorite city: London and Exeter.
Favorite TV show: I don’t watch much TV but like watching soaps. Neighbours, Emmerdale and Coronation Street. I watch Eastenders sometimes too. I like the X-Factor.
For the second award, apart from making my nominations, I need to share seven things about myself.
Seven facts about me:
1. I believe people can achieve their dreams, if they take action.
2. I teach Blogging as an aid to recovery – How to start a WordPress.com blog for the Recovery Learning Community on a self-employed basis.
3. I work full-time as the Fitted Bedroom Specialist in John Lewis.
4. I have visited London 4 times this year.
5. I met HM the Queen at St James’s Palace In July this year.
6. I am a night owl and prefer to write at night as I can focus more.
7. I love going on courses to improve myself.
Enjoy your awards and I look forward to reading more about you.
I published this post recently but it would seem that it has posted in the month that I first started to write it in draft form. This may have caused you to miss it in your reader and so here it is again.
( A huge thanks to Ralph, from bluefish way.com who left a comment on the original post. It will be a huge help to my learners.)
It’s official, amongst everything else I do, I am a Tutor for the RLC (Recovery Learning Community).
The RLC provides a range of educational, practical and creative courses, for students with mental health difficulties and their family and friends who support them.
I will be teaching students how to start a WordPress.com blog of their own, that they can continue to use after the course has finished.
I will be teaching students how blogging can make them to feel better and improve their quality of life through:
- Building online relationships and friendships.
- Communicating with like-minded people.
- Improving communication skills.
- Building confidence and self-esteem.
- Giving them something to focus on.
- Giving them a sense of purpose and a reason to get up in the morning.
Plus loads more fantastic reasons.
I would love for my students to know how blogging has aided your recovery. Please leave a message in the comments section so that I can share your story with them.
Thanks in advance.
- Launch of sandrabellamy.co.uk (quirkybooks.wordpress.com)
- 7 Reasons “Why I Blog”! (and why more educators should:) (edguy199.com)
- 5 reasons why you should consider blogging (zemanta.com)
- Why Blog? Why Now? (championtutoring.wordpress.com)