I wrapped up teaching my second online Skillshare class, How to Write Blog Posts That Build a Community, last week. It was a great class with over 100 students enrolled and several countries represented. During my first live streamed Office Hours, there were participants in the Dominican Republic, AZ, Singapore, Panama, NY, CA, Canada and FL.
Heck, some blog posts weren’t even in English! (Luckily, students were kind enough to translate those to English for us.)
Students, who included both new and seasoned bloggers, shared what makes a blog post engaging to them and then wrote and amplified on social media their own engaging blog post.
I was impressed by everyone’s posts and found a few blogs that I’d like to follow in the future. It was fun to interact with everyone and see students interact with each other. My hope was that the class itself felt a bit like a community by the end.
As I did with the last class, and in the spirit of community, I wanted to give my students the opportunity to share their blog posts with my readers here on my blog. I’ve asked them to link a post of their choice below. I hope you’ll take the time to visit a few of their blogs. You might even see a student or two appear on this blog in the future.
While we’re talking education, I wanted to get your feedback on what you’d like to see from me next. I’ve done lots of presentations and workshops on social media and blogging and have a few ideas of new and different educational opportunities to offer people locally in Maine and online, including:
- The Consistent Blogger: Getting into the Mindset of Writing (a possible e-course)
- Writing Your Own Giving Strategy (a possible online course)
- The Nuts and Bolts of Maintaining a WordPress Blog (a possible local workshop)
Do any of these appeal to you? What else would you want me to offer?
One other question. How do you prefer to learn about this kind of stuff?
OK. Enough questions. Go on and read some engaging blog posts.