Sweet Blogging the E-Course & Linky Party Good Life Weds!

Wed 10th, Aug, 2011

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G’day lovelies!

Hope all is well.  Welcome to Good Life Wednesdays from Australia…

…and I am so happy to say that my first e-course Sweet Blogging is finally here!

After months of pouring everything I know about blogging into Sweet Blogging it’s now ready and AVAILABLE! 

Sweet Blogging, the e-course was written with girls in mind…girls with lives and jobs and kiddos, a house and a life…my intention was to write about my story and experiences with blogging, what I have done that has worked and what hasn’t and give my advice for blogging to girls who live in the real world…

I got to this point because as a blogger myself, especially in the early days interested in reading and getting advice on blogging, all I could find were professional business sites…sites where the main component was about how to blog for money, how to get on top blogger lists, how to have a super blog, how to get people to stay on your site and click your affiliate links, how to build an email list…

I quickly lost interest in these sites …the blogs that blogged about you getting rich quick from your blog …what I wanted was simple and easy tips to improve my blogging that fitted in with me…

Sweet Blogging is the result…


I love blogging, but never would have expected that it could become such a big part of my life!

And more, I never thought I would have picked up so many tips, tricks and ideas for blogging along the way…


Sweet Blogging has been written just as you see things on my blog…in an informal, casual style…if you need inspiration to blog and quick and easy tips that will fit in with your lifestyle this is the blog course for you!


Sweet Blogging is in twelve sessions, with sessions broken down into easy-to-digest chunks…so you can dive right in and get on with it!


Session 1 Introduction…my journey with blogging, the story of how I got started and a bit more information on getting going with abeachcottage.com
Session 2 What Shall I Blog About Anyway? ...here we look at what you could blog about, themes, ideas and how to successfully channel your passions into your blogging journey…
Session 3 Blogging Voice….here we look at how to find a blogging voice that will make your blog unique and more ensure that you blog as you and enjoy it!
Session 4 Getting Readers…a look at how to get gals to share this blogging path with you! Most bloggers want readers…it’s fun, creative and rewarding to share your blog with people who love and support you for what you are…and get what you are rambling on about…this session looks at quick and easy ways to grow your readership and looks in depth into one of the most popular ways to get your blog out there….Linky Parties…including what I have learnt on Linky Parties and how to make them work for you and a look at Linky Etiquette…

Session 5 Networking & Working It…this session looks into commenting & networking and how to make the most of your time and make commenting on other blogs help you along in your own blogging journey…tips and tricks I have learnt along the way, why your commenting may not be working, how to leave an effective comment and more.  In session 5 we also look at ways to get promoting your blog for free and what to look at when considering social networking…


Session 6 Photography for blogging….no you don’t need a super-duper whizz-bang camera…this session is a big one and looks at all I have learnt about photography since I picked up an ancient old Powershot a few years ago…simple tips on how to improve your shots and how telling a story with your photos is so very important on your blogging path…here we look at backgrounds and changing ‘em up, quick tips and photography walks…

Session 7 Content, Prompts & Ideas to Blog…here the ideas and things I have picked up along the way that make blogging fun and interesting…easy ways to try new things with your blog and ways to get inspired!
Session 8 How Not To Blog…a few things not to do on your blogging path…things that I have learnt by trial and error that haven’t worked and the worst blogging advice I have had…attempted and failed miserably at ;-)
Session 9 The Numbers Game…all about stats – what I have found out about what my stats mean and how tweaking things with stats in mind can mean that your blogging path is more productive…
Session 10 How to Find the Time…the hardest thing in blogging is finding a balance that works for you…most of us are not full-time paid bloggers and it is a hobby that is fitting in with families, jobs and life!  Here I look at simple things I have done and time management blog-style…ways to make it work and be enjoyable..
Session 11 My Thoughts on Advertising…a look at advertising and what it could and couldn’t do for your blog…my views on advertising at my blog and things to consider…
Session 12 Things I Wish I had Known….here looking at quite what I wished I had known when I started blogging…the early days when if only I had known a few simple things….it’s interesting what came up in this session when I sat down and thought about it!  lots of little tips to save you time and energy and get you on a happy blogging path….


This is an online course right here at abeachcottage.com…it is easy to read at your own pace and has been designed with Sweet Blogging exercises along the way to prompt you to look at your own blog, implement ideas and get creative…There is no waiting with this course…once you receive your unique login information you will receive access to the full course…all sessions will be available to you right away to get stuck into!


Sweet Blogging How to Blog for Girls is open and available every day…no paying for a course and it being taken down a few weeks later…perfect for those of you who don’t have the time to dedicate to an online course with start dates….once you have purchased the course you will automatically receive login information via email and you can take as long as you like to sit, read and enjoy with a cup of tea…


Happy Blogging!

Sweet Blogging How to Blog for Girls $29

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And welcome to Good Life Wednesday!  I can’t wait to see what you have all been up to this week…please leave your link below and remember you must link back to abeachcottage.com.

Happy Days


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30 Responses to “Sweet Blogging the E-Course & Linky Party Good Life Weds!”

  1. melanie says:

    I loooooooooooooove your blog! I too live just steps away from the beach. Just moved here in Feb. & this is where my heart is. You have inspired me to work on my place and make it feel like “home”. Thank you! You’ll see me on here often!


  2. loulou says:

    Hello Sarah

    Well done on developing your e-course.

    I wish you every bit of success and happiness with it.

    I regularly read your blog and find you enjoyable to the core.

    (I just went into a local gift ware store – ooh and aahhed for several minutes at the items – I think they have been inspired by your blog and stock several items that you have made at a fraction of the price) Happy days :)

    have a wonderful day



  3. Ava says:

    Well done on launching your E course Sarah !! Thanks for hosting another linky party, I love looking at other peoples posts !! xx Ava

  4. bj says:

    Congrats on Sweet Blogging.
    Thanks, girlfriend, for hosting.
    xo bj

  5. Angie says:

    This e-course sounds amazing! Good luck with it and thank you for hosting another week!

  6. Cat says:

    Many congrats!
    And thank you again for hosting!

  7. Cricket says:

    Good Heavens… you never stop!
    And another most incredible idea!!!
    Many congrats…and as soon as the State decides to drop my check in the bank for being tortured by patients… I will be signing up!

  8. Catie says:

    Hi Sarah, What an accomplishment getting your e-course done!! You should feel very proud. : ) I love your blog, your easy way of “talking” and your photos are amazing. I’m new to the blogging scene, but I’ve always felt very welcome here. Thank you. And thanks for hosting. Yours is a must for my weekly party links. Soo many great inspirations link up every week. Have a great day!
    ~ Catie

  9. 29 bucks! What a bargain. Will that mean that we will gain your witty and very funny sense of humour? Will that mean that our readers will chuckle and laugh out loud everytime they read our blogs? Will I get to befriend op shops now instead of always wanting to wash my hands as soon as I walk in the door – must be my O.C.D!
    Sarah your blog is so lovely and inviting who would possibly want to miss this fab oportunity to learn and hear more of your entertaining thoughts and tips.
    Now… paypal … will have to get hubby to help me with that. Da!

  10. Amazing! You are amazing! I can’t wait to get reading.

  11. kalanicut says:

    Sarah, your course sounds terrific. You definitely have a lot to share that will be very helpful to bloggers. I’d love to take the class as soon as things get a little less busy in a few weeks. Fall is always a great time to jump into a new project. What a great accomplishment to ge this all pulled together in the midst of your wife-ing, mom-ing, decorating, designing, finding great deals, photography and so much more. Way to go! Have a great week!

  12. Eileen @ CBH says:

    Congrats on this great accomplishment Sarah. i am sure it was tons of work, but I am also sure it is chock full of wonderful tips and worth every cent.
    Thanks so much for this great linky. It is a joy to visit.

  13. Hi Sarah,

    Thank you so much for hosting! I can’t wait to take your sweet blogging e-course, and read all your wonderful advice. You’ve got me very curious…is my comment effective? Looking forward to finding out :) I’m also interested in the whole “finding time to blog” section. That’s always a tricky one for me.

    Much success to you!

  14. Tammi says:

    I have been waiting with anticipation for your ecourse to start :) I have been secretly blogging for a little while now with only a handful of real life people knowing about it…too shy yet to put it out there, am looking forward to drawing on your wealth of knowledge :)

    Off to click ‘Add to cart’ ;)

  15. Sorry Sarah.
    The blog award is from my other blog http://scrapbook-melissah.blogspot.com

  16. Morning from ol’Blighty Sarah-

    Have just signed up for your bc blogging course- & i am looking forward to putting aside some time with a cup of tea later today, or a glass of wine later tonight to have a lookie…

    Can’t wait for some typically wise BC words of wisdom & a few laughs i’m hoping!
    I’m sure it will be like reading a lovely long BC post whenever i feel like taking a moment to myself & doing so!

    Melissa x

    PS & thanks!

  17. Ana says:

    Dear Sarah!
    Congratulations on your amazing blog! I was just introdcued to it and already a great fan.
    Also, as I blog – with the same limitations as you do – I’ll be taking your course!!
    Keep up your great and inspiring work!

    Cheers from sunny Portugal,

  18. The blog course sounds amazing. I’m thinking about it. In the meantime I pinned it on Pinterest so I will be reminded of it.

  19. Yay for you Sarah! Please stop by http://seasidestyle to pick up your award! Have a great day!


  20. Kerry Rossow says:

    I am sooooo excited to hear about the e-course! Sweeeeeeeet blogging is right!
    Thank you for being the hostess with the mostest!
    Kerry at housetalkn.blogspot.com

  21. Hi Sarah, Thanks again for the linky party! I am excited about Sweet Blogging! Looking forward to when things “settle down” after summer – haha – and I can sit with that cup of tea and dive in :-} ~ osc

  22. L says:

    Thank you so much for creating this! I’ve just started my own blog after being inspired by you and a few other bloggers I follow.
    Before I found your blog, I was considering a move from NYC back to my hometown in Canada to purchase a group of waterfront cottages from my father, and was on the fence about whether or not I should make the leap. I found your blog randomly when I was looking for images for the aesthetic of each of the cottages if I were to buy them, and I typed in “beach cottage” … and your blog came up. You are my design soul sister – as we have very similar loves in terms of decor. My current apt is all white w/ tones of sandy grey, and I wanted the cottages to have the same beachy feel. I couldn’t believe it when I found your blog, and it was EXACTLY what I was thinking of. I saw it almost as a sign (as hokey as that sounds). I’ve decided to purchase the property and make the move, and thought it would be a great idea to capture all of this activity thru a blog, as well. Just wanted to say thank you again for sharing :) and if you feel like following along w/ me … http://crosbybeach.blogspot.com (although it’s still very much early days ;)

  23. JoAnn Stump says:

    Happy, happy girl here! Thank you Sarah. I am very eager to get started learning!


  24. marcia says:

    I’m excited to take your E-Course Sarah. Will sign up as soon as I am able. I could use the advice, and you are a PRO! Thanks for hosting, Marcia

  25. . says:

    post more often!thanks for sharing this valuable information!

  26. Susan says:

    I need to take the photography course!!! I’ve been blogging for years, but have always had lousy photographs, which really sucks, as my husband is a professional photographer – I don’t like to ask him for help with my blog, because I want to figure it out myself :)

    • JoAnn says:

      Hi Susan, Darcy on Sarah’s blogroll posted the series “a better picture in 31 days” last October. I’ve been working my way through it and have learned heaps. Good luck! : )

  27. Simone says:

    Thanks Sarah for your Sweet Blogging the E-Course, I purchased mine today. Will link back once I create my blog, hope to join you on Good Life Wednesdays very soon.

  28. Thanks for hosting. I’m currently working on a coffee table, inspired by yours…

  29. Tamara says:

    How brilliant Sarah that you are sharing your super blogging knowledge with us! I have been toying with the idea of starting a blog for a while but just didnt know where to start. I have just bought your bargain course and am looking forward to getting my teeth into it – simply cant wait whoooopeeeeee!!!