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{Crafty Advice} 10 Reasons why The Blogcademy Rocks

{Crafty Advice} 10 Reasons why The Blogcademy Rocks

Blogcademy group shot

I recently attended a two day blogging masterclass called The Blogcademy.

If you haven’t heard of it, it’s a course taught by Rock N Roll Bride’s Kat Williams, Gala Darling and Shauna Haider, aka Nubby Twiglet, and is a no-holds barred ask-any-questions, tell-no-lies class on everything you need to know to make your blog, well amazing.

Paper fans - Beak Up Crafts

The Blogcademy Paper fans - Beak Up Crafts

I’ve read reviews ranging from people slating the three ladies who teach the course (snark central) to others who have basically said it is the best thing since sliced bread with a dollop of glitter on top and a side portion of jazz hands wrapped in the Emperor’s New Clothes. Not willing to jump on either bandwagon I figured the best way to find out was to see for myself. And yeah, I’m glad I did. I’ve not had chance to really put any of it into action yet as I’m currently at the Commonwealth Games but…

Here are my 10 reasons why you should get schooled at The Blogcademy:

  1. If you have a blog and you want to make it into something bigger and better then The Blogcademy is a solid investment in yourself. You are your best investment so why not back yourself? OK so it’s a fair whack of money but if you believe in yourself and you can pull together the cash then take a chance. I bet you’ve been on courses that work has paid for, right? So why not this? I was a bit coy about it but I’m so glad I took the plunge.
  2. You will learn an absolute HEAP of ways to improve your blog content. And I mean a heap. I basically got RSI from writing so much down in my notepad over the two days.Drawings Paper fans - Beak Up Crafts
  3. Shauna’s branding masterclass was indeed that – a masterclass. I learnt how to make my blog’s brand more cohesive and how to make it pop (although I’ve not had chance to do it quite yet as I’ve been super slammed). Soon, though!
  4. You get to meet and make friends with a roomful of talented, intelligent and amazing women who are all passionate about blogging and harnessing the power of the internet on their own terms. It really is a positive feeling to be surrounded by people who *get you* and who don’t pull a funny face when you try to take an arty photo of a massive paper flower. For the fifth time.
  5. You get to wear a pair of sparkly ears. At first I was like, ‘WHAT?’ but it really helps break the ice. And did I mention they are sparkly? What’s not to love?!Still life - The Blogcademy Paper fans - Beak Up Crafts
  6. Gala, Kat and Shauna aka The Headmistresses don’t shy away from answering any question about blogging at all. The one-on-one advice I got from Kat and Shauna was exactly the kind of thing I wanted to get from my two days on the course too. It really gave me the confidence to know that I’m on the right track while also giving me a ton of ideas as to how I can improve things.
  7. There are cupcakes. Really tasty cupcakes covered in buttercream.
  8. It must have been something about the whole positive vibe of the two days, but I left with what I think is one of my best ideas yet and something I’m hoping that will take this blog to a new level. But that’s all hush hush and super top secret for now, sorry!
  9. The goodie bag is AMAZING! Seriously – so much fantastic stuff.
    The Goodie Bag - The Blogcademy Paper fans - Beak Up Crafts
  10. The overall feeling of confidence and belief in myself that I left with confirmed that I had made the right decision to attend. Sometimes as a blogger (which can be a bit of a lonely venture from time to time) you just need an event to give you a boost and added confidence.

Gala Darling - The Blogcademy - Beak Up Crafts

Curtain Road studios - The Blogcademy Paper fans - Beak Up Crafts

If you’re thinking of going on a blogging course or are umming and ahhing whether The Blogcademy is for you then I’m happy to answer any questions you have if you drop me an email or leave a comment.

Have you been on a blogging course? If so what did you take away from it? Would you recommend it? I would love to hear your views.

Lots of super-blogging love,





Main image by Holly Booth Photography



  • Flick

    Jul 30 at 9:31 am Reply

    It’s always good to get a review of a blogging event from an attendee. Personally, I can’t justify the price of attending the Blogcademy at the moment, I think we can all agree it’s not cheap but I’m not doubting whether it’s worth it. I look forward to seeing your coming changes.


    • Kate

      Nov 20 at 4:52 pm Reply

      Thanks so much Flick – maybe the Home School could work for you?

  • Great recap, Kate! It was so nice to meet you in person. 🙂

    • Kate

      Nov 20 at 4:53 pm Reply

      Thanks Jessica! It was great to meet you too! x

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