Blogging Date to Diarise: Change the Way You Blog – Forever!

by Naomi on May 23, 2011

in Blogging, Bulletin Board, Studio

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It’s a red letter day: June 15, 2011 – at least for bloggers, and more specifically those who would like to grow their readership and maximize their marketing efforts.

Our wonderful friend Michelle Salater, who has grown her own (Copy Doodle) and other blogs to phenomenal levels of success, is hosting a free webinar on June 15, 2011 at 1pm ET / 10am PT or 7pm here in Johannesburg.

With Copy Doodle recently listed #17 on Technorati’s 100 Best Small Business Blogs, Michelle is well qualified to advise. We have also witnessed the growth of the elite Hills of Africa Travel blog, which she has developed and manages for another special friend of ours, Sandy Salle, CEO. One of the powerful things, among others, that Michelle achieves is to attract media and key influencers via the blogs.

Don’t miss this exceptional opportunity to learn from her first hand via her free webinar, which you can sign up for here: How to Increase Profits and Exposure with a Business Blog. During the webinar, you’ll get an exclusive sneak peek of Love Your Blog, her “new step-by-step system that will show you how to create a business blog that pulls prospects into your sales funnel, saving you time, money, and headaches”.

Despite mine being to date a personal blog, Michelle inspires me to explore improving it, if only to share photography and ideas with a wider audience. I’ll be joining her for sure to find out more, so please stay tuned for something fresh soon πŸ™‚

P.S. While photographing our lovely friend Juanita in our studio, Jina hopped up and settled on the laptop – in her favourite position, right across the touch pad πŸ˜€


P.P.S. Just in case you’re wondering how the screen is so legible and clear of reflected light, it’s with the help of a little Photoshop magic (sorry, purists ;-)). Of course, I had to select the WordPress sign up page, being such a big fan of this fabulous platform!

{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

Cindy May 23, 2011 at 2:05 pm

I look forward to it.


Naomi May 23, 2011 at 4:56 pm

Me too, Cin πŸ™‚


Booksphotographsandartwork May 23, 2011 at 2:19 pm

Sounds great. Interesting even if my blog isn’t for buisness. Thanks for sharing.


Naomi May 23, 2011 at 4:56 pm

Agreed, hope you enjoy πŸ™‚


Lance May 23, 2011 at 3:26 pm

Thanks for sharing this!! I’ve touched base with Michelle, although it has been some time ago now. And this sounds excellent!! I’m signing up!!


Naomi May 23, 2011 at 4:58 pm

Cool stuff, Lance, “see” you there!!


nrhatch May 23, 2011 at 7:40 pm

The price is right. πŸ˜‰

Love when people share their expertise for FREE.


Naomi May 23, 2011 at 11:40 pm

Worth every ounce πŸ˜‰


Michelle May 23, 2011 at 9:10 pm

Thanks, Naomi, for sharing this info! And Lance…great to see you posting here and glad you’ll be on the webinar. Wow, it really is a small world, isn’t it?

Best, Michelle


Naomi May 23, 2011 at 11:24 pm

Absolute pleasure, Michelle πŸ™‚ I’m really looking forward to your webinar!


souldipper May 23, 2011 at 11:54 pm

I’ll gladly join the crew. Like you, the purpose of my blog is other than money making, but I like the idea of picking up some good tips for better blogging.

BTW -I dreamed about you last night. We were all at a Fair-like activity with people from all over the world. You were deeply worried about a matter…so I hope I was not picking up anything about you specifically. Would love a confirmation that all is well.


Naomi May 24, 2011 at 12:03 am

It’ll be cool to know you’re with us, Amy πŸ™‚

What a precious person you are, caring so much – and taking the time to say so. All is indeed well, but I’ll email you tomorrow with a fuller update. Big hug and kiss in the meantime, XO


Tammy McLeod May 24, 2011 at 4:03 am

So cool. I hope that I can join in on this fun. I’d love to learn more about effective blogging.


Naomi May 25, 2011 at 5:26 am

Me too, Tammy…it’ll be great if you can join us, and we can all witness each others blogs going from strength to strength πŸ™‚


the WORST mother May 25, 2011 at 2:03 am

Wow, that sounds really great, Naomi! I take it you know her personally? You know in August it will be 1 year since I started blogging and I’m still having fun with it. Maybe it’s time we both kicked it up a notch!


Naomi May 25, 2011 at 5:39 am

OMG, Lin, how time flies! Congrats on how dynamic your blogging journey has already been. I’m right with you on kicking it up a notch πŸ˜€

Dave and I have spent fantastic times with Sandy Salle since doing all the photographic and video documentation of their exclusive Soul Safari to South Africa in October 2009. This has led to a magic online relationship as well, and introduced us to Michelle soon after the safari. Because she manages the Hills of Africa Travel blog, we’ve collaborated on many posts together (for that and other travel blogs), sharing much of Dave’s wildlife photography too. Knowing what amazing people and really great friends Sandy and Michelle are, witnessing their wonderfully win-win approach to life, as well as the success they are both achieving through blogging, I have full faith in Michelle’s Love Your Blog program.

…and now I’m excited to see what you do with The Worst Mother!! XO


viewfromtheside May 25, 2011 at 4:46 pm

I’ll try, but I’m crazy at the moment so I don’t know if my brain will co-operate


Naomi May 27, 2011 at 10:12 am

I’m sure you’ll enjoy it if you get there, Sidey, but we don’t want to see smoke coming out of your ears! Hope things calm down to a gentle trot soon & that you have a wonderfully relaxing weekend πŸ˜€


kateshrewsday May 25, 2011 at 11:12 pm

Oooh, Naomi, thanks for the tip!


Naomi May 27, 2011 at 10:13 am

Pleasure, Kate πŸ™‚ Enjoy!


Tokeloshe May 26, 2011 at 10:59 pm

Jina is beautiful !


Naomi May 27, 2011 at 10:13 am

Thanks, Tok! She sends you rumbling purrrrrrrrrrr in reply πŸ™‚


Blossom Dreams May 26, 2011 at 11:08 pm

I’ll be forwarding this info on to a friend of mine who is hoping to set up a business via a blog… thanks for sharing Naomi πŸ˜€ xx


Naomi May 27, 2011 at 10:20 am

Pleasure, Chloe πŸ™‚ I wish your friend every success, and am sure the webinar will help! Have a wonderful weekend, xo


Artswebshow May 28, 2011 at 3:19 am

There are many ways but the two best are distinctly different.
Much better to be a social blogger and not rely on search engines for traffic.
The rewards can be great.
I’ll bet she will have lots of useful tips


Naomi June 1, 2011 at 12:45 pm

Thanks for sharing your thoughts πŸ™‚ I also enjoy social blogging – and look forward to Michelle’s tips!


JamieDedes June 28, 2011 at 10:56 am

Sorry I missed it.

Doesn’t Jina look beautiful too? Lovely. All cats seem to love that position and love the computer too.


Naomi June 29, 2011 at 9:56 am

Ah…beautiful like Gypsy πŸ™‚ Jina’s curled up on a cushion now, just to my left. I thought I’d make it more comfortable for her to lie beside me, rather than right on top of the keyboard πŸ˜€


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