I am all about learning new things. I love it. Sometimes it’s a detriment, but I love it. In fact, a lot of what I offer here at Discovering Breadcrumbs is what I’ve learned and picked up along the way.
Photography is one of the greatest examples. There is so much to learn; always. I’ve come a long way via workshops, books, articles and websites. One of those supremely awesome websites is Creativelive. Their instructional videos are free when live on their site and well-known professionals teach the classes. How cool! It was especially helpful to me when in my early days of learning I didn’t think I’d ever want to make a business of photography so I didn’t want to spend the money. That’s changed a little.
But photography isn’t the only subject they cover you guys! There are so many other amazing creative pursuits that I get caught up some that absolutely fascinate me. Quilt-making out of t-shirts – yes please! Do you know how comfy that sounds? I do have to tell myself everyday to focus.
Seriously though, one of their channels is all about business and besides the photography channel, I find myself there the most. Even more so if someone I love is on. One of those loves is April Bowles-Olin, and she has a new class entitled Double Your Followers with Creative Marketing. Two things here: Who doesn’t want to double their followers and since a lot of the marketing tactics out there are all hashed over, the Creative part spoke to my brain and my heart.
This class is a month-long series throughout October, so you know it’s going to include a ton of information, but there are some things I really want to learn from the class.
First, I want to understand better how I can make a great first impression to readers and social media followers. I don’t love social media but I am active regularly on Instagram and Pinterest. It’s what I do. I’ve worked to make things more unified across social media and still have a ways to go and need help.
I can’t help but feel like social media is less authentic in some ways, and I really want to know how to keep it all up while also staying authentic. I also need to understand better how to connect to my readers through social media since I am not on the more wordy sites as much like Facebook and Twitter.
Finally, I am a social media introvert which is maybe why I am only truly active on Instagram and Pinterest. I want to know how to break out of my shell and get more active in pulling people into my social media channels. Because in the end I am a coach and teacher at heart and want to reach and teach more people.
There is so much more that is included in the schedule that you really should check it out. I know that even if I’m not wholly interested in a topic I still usually learn something so I’ll be tuning in everyday. But the best part is since these are only 30 – 60 minutes in length, Creativelive replays the episode continually until the next one and there is a catch up on the weekends. You’ve gotta love it. Go check out what April has in store for October!
Today’s post is a little different because I need to let you know I’m still learning and there is a lot for me to learn. I plan on learning more from this class so I can teach more people more effectively. Are you up for joining in on this? What do you think you could gain from this class?
This post is a part of the Double Your Followers blog tour to spread the word about April Bowles-Olin’s upcoming CreativeLive course. Does hearing the word ‘marketing’ make your armpits start to drip with anxiety? Are you terrified of sounding salesy or like you have the personality of a dead blowfish? If so, come join me and 2,500+ entrepreneurs who’re taking April’s latest CreativeLive course, Double Your Followers with Creative Marketing. You can RSVP and watch for FREE. Yep, free. High fives, wildflowers, wine samples. Who doesn’t love free?