I have just finished my first ever e-course. When Holly from decor8 announced that she was running an online course about blogging, I jumped at the opportunity and luckily was one of the first 200 to sign up (there were more than 800 applications!). We've just spent the last four weeks on Blogging Your Way doing some serious blog soul searching, picking up tips and tricks from each other and learning a huge amount about being an authentic blogger, and writing from the heart, from the blog guru herself, Holly Becker.
For many, the idea of an online course seems a little risky and unusual, but if you get a chance to take an e-course (and particularly the decor8 Blogging Your Way course), please give it consideration. You never know what you might learn, what friends you'll make along the way, and what new opportunities will present themselves. For me, it was a fantastic experience.
There were 10 other Australians who also took the Blogging Your Way course. So I thought I would highlight some of their blogs, and start a series here on Bondville, profiling great Australian bloggers! If you have some favourites, please send the links my way. Here are just a couple of my classmates to start with:
The Red Thread
Lisa is a really special person and amazing artist. She also has a very of-the-moment blog where she does a beautiful job presenting stylish and inspiring design finds. Read more about Lisa's artwork in this Australian Artist Spotlight.
Living in Wonderment
Alia E. shares the things in life that give her inspiration, wonderment and pause for reflection. I know you'll enjoy the peacefulness of this blog.
Wini is based in Melbourne and puts together great profiles on artists and designers. Make sure you check out her review of Aussie artist Chris Chun who creates amazing work.
Sacha runs a fun Bridal survival business and her bridal blog is full of gorgeous ideas and inspiration for weddings.
Danielle is busy morphing from a research scientist to a crafting/photographing/art-making creative type; her enthusiastic blog is documenting her journey. And she's a new Brown Owl!
I mentioned Amy from Lila Poesia in the Strutt Sisters profile; she is a soulful, creative person who has just arrived in Sydney after a year living in Sweden. Make sure you check out her dreamy photography and reflections.
Danielle writes about family, life and living well from her base in Mackay. Check it out if you've ever dreamed of living in tropical north Queensland.
For more Australian Bloggers that you need to know, check out these posts.
Image: Holly Becker at Decor8