If you’re like me, you’re looking forward to April being over — it was below freezing when I got up this morning and I am ready for warmer temperatures. (And May brings Ottawa’s beautiful Tulip Festival — one million tulips are planted in Ottawa every year. It’s gorgeous!)
A couple of really exciting things happened this month.
Unlock your blog's potential
A highlight was running a workshop on blogging at Impact Hub Ottawa.
We only scratched the surface of how to make blogging work for you no matter whether you’re an experienced blogger or a complete newbie.
I’m going to be running a more in-depth workshop in late May or early June, and I’m already super excited about it. Look, I’ve started planning.
This workshop will be for you if:
- if you want to blog in a way that aligns with who you are, where you are, and what you're really trying to do
- you’re not sure how to get started with blogging, or you’re looking for ways to add the spark back to blogging
- a lot of the ‘rules’ about blogging don’t really work for you and you’re looking for a different approach
If you want the chance to sign up for the workshop before anyone else, and maybe even get a special discount, sign up for my newsletter.
Shiny new event communications service
This month, I launched my new event communications service. It’s your post-event secret weapon to keep the engagement going long after the event ends.
Too many organizations struggle to find the time and capacity to capture the rich conversations that go on at their events, and use that as content to keep the momentum from the event building.
Going to Valencia’s wild spring festival is one of the best travel experiences I’ve ever had. It was fun to write about it for Travelife Canada.
The anthology Boobs: Women Explore What It Means to Have Breasts is finally out! My essay is called “Opening and Closing.” Get your copy on Amazon.
If a robot had written this, would you be able to tell? Probably not, says the New York Times.
Anatomy of a perfect Medium post: these guys analyzed Medium’s most recommended posts in January to find out what makes an article popular. Great insights for any type of online writing.
Small businesses and solopreneurs: here’s Sarah von Bargen’s very practical advice on how to write self-promotional blog posts that don’t feel gross.
What have you been up to this month? Leave a comment below.