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Blogging 101 Class

Posted on: September 11, 2013

Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday.

Remember when I told you about the opportunity that was presented to me by The Money School of Delaware to teach a Blogging 101 class? Well, it happened…I did it, I taught a class last Wednesday at the Bear Public Library.

In 1983, I received my BS Degree in Elementary Education from Delaware State (College), but only taught 1 year of 3rd grade before leaving to work in Corporate America.  This was the first time since then of being back in a classroom…teaching…doing something that I’ve always loved to do.

I was on pins and needles for months in anticipation, reading everything I could online and from fellow bloggers as well as from the “Blogging for Dummies” book.  I was super excited to share what I had learned and prayed that all would go well.

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The class was full with 20 people registered, however, there were several no-shows but the walk-ins took their place making it a total of 18 participants.  “Not a bad turn out for a new class” stated the Library’s scheduler, which made me feel good.

I was a little nervous only because of the traffic delays that I had encountered trying to get there before the start time and upon arrival there were already 3 people seated.  After setting up the laptop with my PowerPoint presentation, I downloaded some Smooth Jazz from Pandora and waited until the start time of 6:30 pm. to begin.

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Do you know that saying, “I hit it out of the park”?  Well I did…it was an awesome evening, a lively and engaging group of woman ranging in ages from 15 to 60, mothers with daughters and small business owners all eager to learn the basics of blogging.  They asked great questions, participated by sharing stories and overall made this a memorable experience for which I’ll forever be grateful.

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It was my grandmother’s wish that I would someday return to teaching, so I know she was looking down on me with a smile.  Next month I’ll be presenting “Blogging for Small Businesses”, so it’s off to read and learn more, create a new presentation, download more Smooth Jazz and prepare to meet some new students.

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Have you ever had an opportunity to go back and do something that you truly loved to do?




16 Responses to "Blogging 101 Class"

C O N G R A T S. You’re doing something you Love. Kudos!!

Yes, thank you – it’s a wonderful thing!

Yay! Happy for you.

Thank you, I am looking forward to the next class.

Congrats on a successful turnout, and working through your nerves to give an awesome presentation!

Yes, thank you, I was truly surprised and the ladies were wonderful, I think I even changed a few minds about blogging.

Awesome!!! Nice class size.

I wish I lived closer so I could have attended your class! Sounds like you did a fabulous job! Looking forward to reading your blog! Thanks for hopping over from Bloggy Moms. I love connecting with all these talented bloggers!

What a really nice thing to say, I too wish you were closer – we would have had fun. I too am looking forward to reading your blog, found so many nice ones at Bloggy Moms.

That was a really good sized class. So glad it was a success for you!

Yes it was especially for a new class being taught by a guest instructor

Antionette, love what you are doing with your blog and what a neat way to get back to your passion for teaching. Teaching other mums and small business owners to blog. Thanks for sharing!

Thank you, I enjoyed it and am looking forward to conducting more classes. Thank you for stopping over and taking the time to comment – have a fantastic weekend!

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