I’ve always found that summer has that similar feeling of rejuvenation and possibility that I feel on New Years’ Day. There’s potential, vibrance and excitement in the air. And with that, of course, comes a summer to-do list and the more ambitious list of goals. Things I want to learn, things I want to achieve, books that I want to read.
Am I alone in this? Do you have plans for learning or goals that you want to work on this summer?
Here are some of the ways I’m going to be incorporating learning into my summer.
ProBlogger Virtual Ticket
I adore blogging and am constantly learning more about it. From the tech side to the writing, from marketing to SEO, every aspect constantly changes or evolves. The ProBlogger Event 2016 Virtual Ticket is an incredible event run by blogger extraordinaire, Darren Rowse, where he’s brought together acclaimed bloggers from around the world to share their expertise. This virtual ticket gives you lifetime access to both the 2015 and 2016 conference including audio sessions, presentations, and worksheets. I will absolutely be working my way through this, one session at a time.
I recently learned about this incredible website called Craftsy that offer online webinars and courses for all sorts of topics. Cooking, baking, DIY, photography, art, sewing, gardening, etc. Anything creative, they have a course on it. They’re not free, but nor should they be for the hours and hours of video that they offer.
The two that I’m registered for? One is one incorporating spices into your cooking, a course created by Sur La Table, and the other is on upholstery. I plan to re-upholster a rocking chair, and for the $20 course, the knowledge will last a lifetime and I hope not to make a mess of it the first time round!
Complete Travel Blog Success
I’ve been a member of Travel Blog Success for over two years now. It’s a WEALTH of information for any kind of blogger, but if you’re into travel blogging or travel media it is of particular help. That said, they offer courses on video, pitching articles, partnerships, and the obvious core programming for travel bloggers and writers. I’ve completed most of the topics in each course section, but I’ve never fully completed one stream, so that’s my goal for this summer.
If blogging, or travel blogging, is something that you’re interested in, I highly recommend joining the TBS program. It’s a lifetime membership and, no joke, you get the opportunity to learn from the best travel bloggers out there like Young Adventuress, Everything Everywhere, Hecktic Travels and more.
If you’re considering it, there’s no better time to join up, as from June 20-24 you can save 35% on all TBS courses.
Chic Site Branding & Social Media
If you know me at all, you know that I’m a big-time fan of all things Rachel Hollis. Well, she came out with courses on branding and social media, so naturally I snapped them up. While I’ve watched both webinars before, I’m in a better place now to figure out precisely how I want to incorporate her teachings into my own blog, so I’ll be re-watching with laser vision.
Complete CourageWorks by Brene Brown
I started the Living Brave online program by Brene Brown in January, only to have my life thrown slightly into disarray with postpartum depression, moving house, work turmoil and family drama. So… let’s just say I only got 25% through the program.
Most of her courses are only offered once a year, because Brene Brown herself is heavily involved with folks who go through the programs and does a weekly live Q&A with participants. While I didn’t get the opportunity to participate in those, the classes are still available online to me, so I can complete them this summer.
From what I’ve done so far, I can highly recommend CourageWorks and encourage you to check out their various program offerings.
Podcasts, Podcasts, Podcasts
Let’s be real, here. I have a six month old child. My hands are not always free. So while the above courses are great for when he’s napping or in bed, I try to keep my brain ticking over during the day, also. Here are some of my favourite podcasts that I learn a ton from:
- Problogger – for bloggers of any kind
- The Creative Penn – for creative people, particularly writers
- Dear Sugar – for anyone and everyone! I learn so much about life from the Sugars
- StartUp – for entrepreneurs
In a nutshell, these are my summer learning goals.
What about you? What are your goals for summer? What do you plan to learn? Taking any interesting courses? Please share below so we can all be inspired or learn about a program we’ve never heard about.
Please note, this post contains affiliate links. I only share programs that I’ve tried, am trying or can recommend myself.