Blogging for Beginners at UT!

Blogging for Beginners is coming to UT!
Blogging for Beginners is coming to UT!

Dare I say “Hook ’em“? Because I am so, SO happy to (finally) announce that my course, Blogging for Beginners is being offered as an informal class at the University of Texas at Austin! Registration started last week, with our first class being held on Wednesday, May 11.

My blogging course started at Louisiana State University, before moving completely online, and will now be a part of UT’s Informal Courses’ extensive list of offerings. And in case you were wondering, yes, I will be the instructor. Because of course!

I didn’t realize how much I loved teaching until I actually started doing it, and teaching something I love doing has been a really rewarding process for me. Interested in taking the course? Here’s the official info:

Are you curious about blogs and the blogosphere? Do you have a passion you wish to share with the world? Have you started a blog but need direction and/or promotional help? In this class, you will explore the basic concepts, tools, and functions to create a living, successful blog. Learn the ins and outs of three blogging platforms, including WordPress, BlogSpot, and Tumblr. You will also encounter other bloggers and complete assignments to ensure your experience in this class is helpful in the blogging world. Click here for additional information on this course.

Holly A. Phillips is a writer, blogger, and an SEO Analyst living in Austin, Texas. After earning a bachelor’s in creative writing from Louisiana State University, she started her first blog. Almost 10 years later, she’s created several successful blogs with followers around the world. She has also written and published four books from her online content in the blogging world and has served as a Blogging Instructor for four years.

Ta-Da! If you do not live in the Austin area but still want to take my class, I’ve got great news. You can take it 100% online right here (discounted just for you for $15). If you have any questions about either of the course offerings, feel free to contact me and I’ll assist you in any way possible.

In other techie news, I received my certification in Google Analytics last week (if you haven’t taken the exam yet, it’s no joke!), and have also received my Inbound Marketing certification from Hubspot. I’m learning new things every day, folks – never a dull moment!

I celebrated my recent certifications and blog course successes with a road trip to the Zapp’s Beer Festival in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It is one of my favorite festivals, and I never miss it. The event features the beers we all know and love, from Shocktop, Budweiser, and Abita, but is mainly a place that showcases home brewers.

Every year, more than 200 home brewers show off what they’ve been crafting and they really make some delicious stuff. This year, one of my favorites was a Strawberry-Basil beer! I also enjoyed an Oatmeal Cookie beer, Chocolate Stout, Peanut Butter beer, Melon beer, and a Banana Split Stout, among many others.

Afterward, my friends and I enjoyed a delicious batch of boiled crawfish (my first of the season), along with potatoes, corn on the cob, mushrooms, and sausage all cooked in with the crawfish. Perfection!

I hope you guys have a good Monday – if you’re at all like me, you’ve already got your eye on that Friday prize. Hopefully, this week’s blog content will help make the week a little more enjoyable. I’ll see you all here tomorrow!

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