Thanks Darren for the link and mention on your post about the day – very much appreciated!
Yesterday I was lucky enough to be at the Problogger Training Day in Melbourne run by Darren Rowse and Chris Garrett. Tweets were pumped out and I was ferociously absorbing the brilliance of all the presenters while taking notes. I’ve posted the notes for each session* as the day went on and you can find them here:
- Notes from Problogger Event, Part 1 – Chris Garrett: Creating Killer Content
- Notes from Problogger Event – PART 2: FINDING READERS – Darren Rowse #pbevent
- Notes from Problogger Event – PART 3: BUILDING COMMUNITY ON YOUR BLOG – Darren Rowse
- Notes from Problogger Event – PART 4: MONETISATION – Yaro Stanek
- Notes from Problogger Event – Panel discussion with presenters so far (see previous notes from #pbevent)
- Notes from Problogger Event – PART 5: NICHE BLOGGING – COLLIS TA’EED, FreelanceSwitch
- Notes from Problogger Event: PART 6: BLOGGER WORKSHOP – Chris Garrett
*I didn’t take notes from the case study chat with Pip Lincolne of ‘Meet me at Mike’s‘ fame – needed a time out and Pip is just the lady to sit back and really listen to – she is a lovely lady to hear stories from (and I wanted to fend off any chance of getting typers cramp!)
Although I feel I must, at this late stage, offer some kind of explanation about my blogging – I am by no means a professional blogger or really looking to head in this direction. I do it for passion and pleasure, to keep track of what I’ve been up to and to keep in touch with friends and family since moving to Melbourne. And I must confess (Darren, do you get a lot of confessions given your history?!) that I don’t check my stats or have any of the bells and whistles I probably should have … which you already know by now if you’re reading this blog!
This is my written creative outlet and a journal of sorts. But the knowledge and value I gained from yesterday’s workshop is social proof that only the passionate blog and those who are really good at what they love can indeed make a great fortune.
Thank you to Darren, Chris and all the presenters for a wonderful day. Thank you to all those who have followed my tweets, tweeted me and who I was lucky enough to meet in person.
How wonderful is this connected world we live in?!