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We’ve been in Palm Springs all week and we’re rounding off our time together with a FREE live broadcast today, February 9th, at 11am PST | 2pm EST | 7pm GMT!
To join in the fun simply click play on the video below. If you can’t tune in right now, fret not, the whole thing will be available to watch on YouTube afterwards. Be sure to hit us up with your very best blogging and business questions and we’ll try our very best to answer as many as possible.
We’ll see you soon!
Last week, we received this wonderful email from one of our incredible scholarship winners, MJ Valentine. It was so fantastic that we just had to share it with you. This is the power of The Blogcademy!
Hi there beautiful Headmistresses,
I’m typing this sitting on the floor in Melbourne airport, after my four most magical days since the Blogcademy back in November. After having only spent two days with the other Blogcadettes last year, I am literally floored by the tremendous love that has grown between us all.
Ashley threw a Blogcadette Roof Top party at her house, just because I was coming to town. We ate glitter-covered cake pops supplied by Michelle, who I was overjoyed to learn has upped the ante on her blog and launched her cupcake business course, which is going global this year. Pearl and I giggled over sex stories and champagne. Lisa came with me to see a stage play in North Melbourne and Brittany and I doubled a sleepover at my hotel with tickets to a burlesque show. I trawled art galleries and ate cupcakes with Millicent and talked iClouding with Lemon.
I am so filled with love and massive, extraordinary happiness for my Blogcadettes. I have never in my life felt such a shocking connection with such a large group of women. It’s been months since I last saw them, but it may as well have been minutes. I know, more than anything else, I have finally found my tribe. And that’s the only thing I’ve ever really wanted.
I can’t express my gratitude to the three of you. If it weren’t for you, I’d be winding up a dull day in the office right about now, feeling miserable and uninspired. It’s so weird – I’m not religious, and yet I feel amazingly, undoubtedly blessed. I’m heading back to Adelaide with the kind of fire in my heart that tears down walls, creates insane art, burns away fear and liberates nations.
I owe everything to you three and I don’t know how I could ever repay you. My Blogcadettes are some of the best people in my life. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
MJ Valentine xxx
Photo by Corey Sleap.
We are oh so excited to share these three little pieces of news with you!
Firstly, our initial London class (July 22/23) is sold out… So we’ve added a second date! If you missed your opportunity the first time around, we’ll also be teaching on July 19th and 20th. Click here to register!
…And we’ve added a second city to our East Coast leg in the Fall. We’re not just whooping it up in New York City, we’re also coming to Washington D.C. on October 4th and 5th! We’ve never visited, so be sure to tweet us with everything we must see and gotta do!
Finally, we’re counting down the hours until the three headmistresses are reunited in Palm Springs next month. (It’s our official company retreat, don’t you know?) But since it feels like an age until we’ll see our next batch of blogcadettes, we wanted to bring the party to you… Virtually. On Sunday Feburary 9th, at 11am PST/2pm EST/7pm GMT, we’ll be broadcasting live, probably from the side of a swimming pool, answering your blogging and business questions, drinking champagne, and spreading good vibes. Won’t you join us?
We can’t wait!
Gala, Shauna and Kat.
Calling all party people! Got an eye for detail? A flair for the dramatic? A yearning to put the “arty” in party? We need you!
The Blogcademy is growing, and we’re looking for someone to help ensure our events are fun, beautiful, and run seamlessly. We’re on the search for an Events Coordinator!
(This is a virtual position, but if you’re based in the USA, we’d love to work with you in person.)
You will be responsible for…
+ Researching and securing a great venue
+ Managing and liaising with sponsors and vendors
+ Coming up with a vision for how the event should look and feel
+ Sourcing any decor items
+ Coordinating with florists, caterers, etc.
In a perfect world, you…
+ Are familiar with The Blogcademy and what we do
+ Have drop-dead style
+ Hold yourself to exceptionally high standards
+ Are a quick and efficient communicator
+ Have events experience (not essential, but preferred)
Right now, we’re looking for someone to help us plan one event. Let’s see how it pans out from there! Pay is commensurate with experience.
To apply, email firstname.lastname@example.org with an introduction and your résumé. What do you think you can bring to our team? We are less interested in what you have done than what you envision doing for us. Dazzle us with your creative vision!
The deadline for applications is 1st February 2014, and you can click here to download a PDF about the role.
Best of luck, and we can’t wait to hear from you!
If you’re an independent designer or Etsy shop owner, we are always looking for fun, useful, delicious or sparkly things to put into our attendees’ goodie bags.
We are currently looking for sponsors for all of our 2014 world tour dates – that’s a lot of bags that need filling so if you would like your product to be seen by 30 excited and snap-happy bloggers and featured on rocknrollbride.com, galadarling.com and nubbytwiglet.com (with a combined reach of ONE MILLION monthly visitors) then please get in touch. You can sign up to sponsor one city, two, three… in fact as many as you’d like!
We are also looking for people to come along to the workshop to help us out. If you’re a catering company, you run a photo booth, you could provide lunch time entertainment or you’re a professional photographer or videographer then we want to hear from you too. In exchange for contributing to the class you’ll get to attend for FREE! Now what could be better than that?
We can’t wait to hear from you!
The snow is falling, our homes smell like pine needles, and hot chocolate is becoming one of our major food groups. This can only mean one thing: Christmas is on its way!
We’d be miserable headmistresses if we weren’t celebrating it with all of you. And guess what? We have four more Blogcademy goodie bags to give away!
Every bag has its own special mix of treats from our favourite sponsors. Handbags from Iron Fist, pouches from Basik855, sparkly nail-polish from Lex Cosmetics, jewellery from Moorea Seal, glittery shoe clips from Head Full of Feathers, ring pop rings from Cicely Margo, glitter hair bows by MARGRAVINE x Sewmaryann, greeting cards by Mr. Yen, scarves from The Pink Samurai and (of course!) glitter ears from Crown and Glory. They’re all up for grabs!
To enter: We have four massive goodie bags, and you can enter to win on either Facebook or Twitter! What we want to know is: in your wildest dreams, what do you hope to do with your blog in 2014?
It’s easy to enter. Like us on Facebook, and leave a comment on this post telling us your blogging goal for next year, share the post on your own page, or follow us on Twitter, and hashtag your blog dream with #theblogcademy!
Each action is a new entry, and you can do it as many times as you like.
Terms and conditions:
Contest is open to everyone over the age of 18, regardless of where you live on the planet (and yes, blogcadettes are welcome to enter, too!) You have until 11.59pm Tuesday the 31st of December, NYC time, to enter. Winners will be notified on Wednesday 1st January via Twitter or Facebook message and will have one week to email us their address to claim their prize. Depending on your home country, you may be liable to pay customs charges to receive your prize. The prize may not be exchanged or transferred and no cash alternative will be offered. Liability cannot be accepted for entries which are lost in transit or not received due to technical difficulties. The Blogcademy’s decision and any decision taken by the promoter is final and no correspondence will be entered into. No purchase necessary.
Much love to you all, and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
Do you know that we offer gift certificates for The Blogcademy? I mean, what could be a better surprise for that special blogger in your life?
Buying one is easy, just register for the city of your choice, and then drop us an email letting us know the name of the person you bought it for. We’ll whip you up a lovely certificate that you can print out and hide under their tree!
Happy holidays, everyone!
After such an incredible first year, it only made sense to celebrate Thanksgiving by saying an enormous thank you to everyone who has supported us… And we come bearing gifts!
You see, when we teach classes, sometimes our sponsors send us a few extra treasures to do with as we please. So we’ve decided to give away four fabulous Blogcademy tote bags, packed to the brim with goodies!
Each goodie bag is a little different, but they’re all full of some of our favourite all-time sponsored loot. You could end up with a pair of your very own sparkly blogcadette ears courtesy of Crown And Glory, a bejewelled necklace from Sparklebeast, a business card holder from Classic Hardware, a copy of WordPress For Beginners by Reeta Krishna or It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want To Be by Paul Arden, a glittery heart pouch from Alphabet Bags, a bracelet from Junk Jewels, a chevron bow from Alternate Normality, star shoe-clips and necklaces by Head Full of Feathers, or a polka-dot headscarf from Remixed by Jackie!
And that’s not even the half of it! (Plus, owning the tote bag definitely makes you an honorary blogcadette!)
To enter: We have four goodie bags to give away and so there are four ways you can enter to win one! Like us on Facebook, and leave a comment on this post or share it on your own page! Follow us on Twitter, and tweet us telling us you want to win or retweet this tweet!
Each action is a new entry, and you can do it as many times as you like.
Terms and conditions:
Contest is open to everyone over the age of 18, regardless of where you live on the planet (and yes, blogcadettes are welcome to enter, too!)
You have until 12.01am Friday the 29th of November, NYC time, to enter.
Winners will be notified on Friday 29th November via Twitter or Facebook message and will have one week to email us their address to claim their prize.
Depending on your home country, you may be liable to pay customs charges to receive your prize.
The prize may not be exchanged or transferred and no cash alternative will be offered.
Liability cannot be accepted for entries which are lost in transit or not received due to technical difficulties.
The Blogcademy’s decision and any decision taken by the promoter is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
No purchase necessary.
Oh, we can’t wait to spoil you rotten!
The wait is over! Our workshop locations and dates for the 2014 are… (deep breath)
Booking your ticket to any of the classes couldn’t be simpler – click the relevant city link above and register using PayPal. You can either pay the full amount upfront or we offer various instalments plans (don’t be shy, just drop us an email if you’d like to pay in smaller increments!)
In each city we’ll be looking for photographers and videographers to capture the magic and independent businesses to fill those famous goodie bags! If you have a décor company, you make delicious cakes and treats or you run a photo booth – we want to hear from you too.
2014, here we come!