For our How to Start a Blog workshop, we met at El Charro in Downtown Tucson. The tables were dressed in floral tablecloths and there was a yummy buffet with mini chimichangas and fresh pico de gallo.
And what would a Creative Tribe Workshop be without a few sweet treats? For this event, we opted for a Mexican candy bar, where all of the guests filled a little bag full of goodies at the end of the event.
We kicked off the event with a few intros, including our special guest expert for this event, Alexis Favis of Madden Media and 365 Pizza Grateful. But before we jumped into the presentations, everyone had their chance to get a head shot for their blog.
Susannah of Susannah Lynn Photography was our expert photographer for this event, and she knocked it out of the park! Everyone chatted about their blog ideas over soft drinks and margaritas, while one by one, everyone got their head shot done. Then it was time to get into the presentations!
Theresa presented first and told us all we need to know about starting your own blog! From picking your name, deciding what content you want to write about, and how to network yourself, everyone learned so much from her. And then it was time for our special guest, Alexis, to give us all her tips and tricks for monetizing your blog.
Alexis showed everyone all the need to know Google apps for your blog, such as Adsense and Insights. She had some very helpful pointers to utilize these tools and get the most out of them, and in turn, get the most out of your blog. At the end of her presentation, she did a quick giveaway for two Passion Planners.
The workshop closed with a few goodbyes, and exchanging of Instagram handles and business cards (we love to see this!). And of course, everyone grabbed their own bag of Mexican candy to take home with them!