Instant Startup: Your Very Own School For Blogging

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Instant Startup: Your Very Own School for Blogging
Wade Kwon
© 2009 Birmingham Blogging Academy
BlogWorld 2009 presentation
Oct. 16, 2009

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Instant Startup: Your Very Own School For Blogging

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  2. Instant Startup: Your Very Own School for Blogging by Wade Kwon
  3. What will be your legacy?
  4. Why start your own school for blogging? <ul><li>Desire to share your hard-won knowledge of blogging. </li></ul><ul><li>Low-risk way to explore a career option. </li></ul><ul><li>Fun! </li></ul>
  5. Who are you? <ul><li>Southerner </li></ul><ul><li>journalist </li></ul><ul><li>writer </li></ul><ul><li>blogger </li></ul><ul><li>teacher </li></ul><ul><li>entrepreneur </li></ul>
  6. How did you come up with &quot;blogging school&quot;? <ul><li>First, get fired. </li></ul><ul><li>Second, attend terrible gardening class. </li></ul><ul><li>Third, combine your passions. </li></ul>
  7. What did you do and not do? <ul><li>Did: Built a site. </li></ul><ul><li>Didn't: Write a business plan. </li></ul><ul><li>Did: Recruit friends. </li></ul><ul><li>Didn't: Use traditional advertising. </li></ul>
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  9. What have been your successes? <ul><li>Media mentions </li></ul><ul><li>Credibility </li></ul><ul><li>Client leads </li></ul>
  10. How can I get started? <ul><li>Research your market. </li></ul><ul><li>Define yourself / your specialties. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accept that you cannot (and do not need to) know everything. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Put yourself out there. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In blogs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In guest lectures. </li></ul></ul>
  11. What did you screw up so I can avoid it? <ul><li>Plenty. </li></ul><ul><li>Not blogging enough. </li></ul><ul><li>Panicking / losing faith in myself. </li></ul><ul><li>Not following up on all leads consistently. </li></ul><ul><li>Not going after corporate clients. </li></ul>
  12. What are you doing next? <ul><li>More classes. </li></ul><ul><li>More experiments. </li></ul><ul><li>Whatever my students tell me. </li></ul>
  13. “ Leave instances of awesomeness in your wake.” Brian Oberkirch
  14. Today's slides BirminghamBlogging.com @WadeOnTweets
  15. Thank y’all very much!
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