The Blogcademy London is Sold Out!

The Blogcademy 02 London

We are completely blown away and humbled that the Blogcademy London workshop sold out in 24 hours flat! Unbelievable! We want to extend a huge thank you to everyone who has requested cities, retweeted our information and shared their Blogcademy experiences on their blogs and with friends. Without you, none of this would be possible. Thank you so much for joining us on this wild ride!

With much love from your headmistresses,
Kat, Gala and Shauna

London, Here We Come!

The Blogcademy 02 London

With Blogcademy New York behind us, we’ve decided it’s well time to take this show on the road! Kat’s unrelenting enthusiasm coupled with many, many requests from our mailing list made it apparent that London should be our next stop and we couldn’t be more excited! We will be teaching at Curtain Road Studios in Shoreditch over January 19th and 20th, 2013 and hope that you can join us!

The Earlybird Special

Just in case you needed another incentive to join us in London, we’ve got an earlybird special and all the details you need are here! Please note that the special is first 48 hours only. If you’d prefer to pay in smaller chunks, we have a super simple installment plan too. Payments are handled securely through PayPal but if you’d prefer to pay by bank transfer then email us for details.

The Scholarship

We’re offering one scholarship space for London! We want to be dazzled by your creativity! For a chance to win a spot, pull together a blog post and let us know why you think you should win. Use any format you’d like — draw a picture, make a video, create an animated gif, start a facebook campaign, get a tattoo (Kat’s idea)! Think big! Think bold! We can’t wait to see what you dream up! Publish your entry on your own blog and then simply post a link to it on our Facebook page by December 14th, 2012. The winner will be notified via email shortly after so be sure you have contact information somewhere obvious on your blog!


If you have any further questions, feel free to check out our FAQ or simply drop us an email. We can’t wait to see you in London!

With much love from your headmistresses,
Kat, Gala and Shauna

A 30 Second Teaser!


We had SUCH a bloody good time at our first class in New York City that it only made sense to make a little film about it! Here’s a 30 second tease that we hope brings a little smile to your Sunday!

Remember, we’re announcing our next class on Wednesday… So y’all come back now, y’hear?!

With much love from your headmistresses,
Kat, Gala and Shauna.

New York Sponsors Love & Adoration

The Blogcademy couldn’t have been what it was without our amazing sponsors.  Heeeeuge shout outs of love and admiration for these amazing guys & gals for making us look so good!

Endless love to the amazing Alphabet Bags for the beautiful tote bags, Crown & Glory for the sparkly hair bows (you can never have enough sparkle IMHO!), Devlin Photos for the CD of Photoshop actions, Finest Imaginary for the custom Moleskine notebooks & heart rings, Garden Apothecary for the vanilla body scrubs, Miss Anastasia for the perfume, Molly Crabapple for the books, Sugarpill for the eye-shadows and Twinkie Chan for the Blogcademy coffee cozies!

Everly Lane provided the cute the turquoise tassels and Peach Blossom sent us a plethora of balloons, striped straws, fans and pom poms which made the room look amazing! And finally, the amazing letterpress (ohh la la) graduation certificates were printed for us by A Fine Press. Gorgeous.

We love you!

The Blogcademy NYC: A Quick And Dirty Recap!

‘Bag of Tricks’ bags from our fabulous sponsor Alphabet Bags!

Last weekend was a whirlwind of loving, learning and epic inspiration. I think I can safely speak for all three of us when I say we feel like we’ve been through a WAR! We’re mentally exhausted but oh so exhilarated, and even before we each jetted back to our respective corners of the globe, the emails were flying back and forth with excitable plans for the next one! (Watch this space!)

You can read a little more on our respective blogs — Rock n Roll Bride, Gala Darling & Nubby Twiglet — and of course we’ll have full recaps hitting the interwebs like a steam-train soon enough, but I just wanted to stop by to shout a HUMONGOUS thank you to everyone that made it happen.

To Gala & Nubby, my partners in crime and fellow headmistresses: you rock my world, I can’t believe how far we’ve come already and we’ve only done one event! Here’s to zipping around the globe together and teaching in sparkly EARS!

To Lisa Devlin who photographed the weekend & taught our attendees some invaluable photography tips: I love you girl, and we couldn’t have done it without your invaluable knowledge, advice and guidance. Never-ending gratitude!

To Ben Vogel who filmed the event: thank you for being our technical support (!) and for taking our teases like a man!

To Megan and Nikki, our amazing volunteers: Thank you so much for all your help. You made sure everything ran like clockwork and kept us fed and hydrated at all times! We really lucked out finding you girls. Thank you for being the best damn volunteers we could have hoped for.

To our sponsors to made the goodie bags the “best goodie bags ever!” (yes, that was a direct quote!): we love you! Our attendees loved you! You made us look damn good!

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, to the 30 girls who came along, rocked our world and left us with all the warm and fuzzies: thank you for trusting us enough to come to our first event and for generally being so BADASS. Thank you, thank you, thank you. WE LOVE YOU!

The wheels are in motion for the next Blogcademy workshop so keep those peepers peeled to our social media for updates! Ooh I wonder where we’ll be heading next!?!?

The Blogcademy is Happening This Weekend!

Blogcademy Magazine

To say that we are excited for the first-ever Blogcademy workshop this weekend is a huge understatement. All week, we’ve been excitedly sending emails back and forth, putting the finishing touches on our presentations and goodie bags. The anticipation is building…we can’t wait to meet all 30 of you, hear about your blogging journeys and inspire you to take it to the next level. See you soon!

Sneak Peek: The Blogcademy Magazine!

Blogcademy Magazine

We wanted to give the attendees of the upcoming Blogcademy workshop a memento that contained jump-starts to making their weekend a success: an exclusive print magazine. Kat, Gala and I each wrote articles pertaining to the topics we will be covering and also developed four activities inside. Additionally, we included the class schedule, room for notes, our contact information and a personal letter welcoming attendees to the course. Beyond that, we compiled a list of our favorite books and quotes.

Blogcademy Magazine

This first edition is 36 pages of content we believe in and we hope it will serve as a reminder to our Blogcademy class that this is just the beginning of their blogging journeys. The print copies will be arriving this week and we couldn’t be more excited! And, we can’t wait to meet all of you!!

The Blogcademy Pins!

The Blogcademy Pins

In an ongoing effort to share our sources for our collateral, The Blogcademy just had pins made through One Inch Round. The pricing was reasonable, the service was quick and the customer service was super prompt and helpful. Two thumbs up!

One of the main reasons we went with One Inch Round is because they’re based in Portland and offer you the option to save on shipping in return for local pick-up. I couldn’t be happier with the quality and outcome. I should mention that we went with the 1.25 inch size so the type is legible and crisp but the pin still feels wearable.

We’ve now got pins, business cards, stickers and rubber stamps! But of course, we’re saving the best for last. Stay tuned!

Meet Our NYC Scholarship Winner

Julia, we love you so much for the effort you put into your scholarship video. You made our decision easy! Gala was particularly vocal and ridiculously over-excited about the prospect of having another Kiwi at The Blogcademy…

And this was her response when we emailed her to tell her she’d won!


This is just what went down in my flat…

Oh! new email….OOooooohhhhh NEW EMAIL FROM BLOCADEMY! ech!

OOOOOoooOOOOOh it’s long…and the first sentence….Holy crap…SCREAMmmmy screechhh! Laptop and me to the floor while flatties leap up looking at me in terror having received obviously shocking news!!….tears. Hugs! A top up of the bubbles! And then off to call clever clever John Jo who helped make the vid and then Mum and Dad who said ” YOU DIDN”T?!?!?!”

Guys, this is just nuts and very exciting!! While I had had pretend scans of New York flights and accommo while procrastinating at work I didn’t actually think I would end up winning and putting myself in a situation where I simply HAD to go to NY no matter what my bank account was yelling at me! So thanks so much, talk about best foot forward! I am actualllllyyyyy going to go to MOMA and Jonathon Adler and Central Park and as all my flatmates have said bump into the cast of “Friends” no doubt.

So thanks for giving me the opportunity and push in the right direction ladies. Simply can’t wait to meet you all!

Pack those bags Julia and we’ll see you in New York City baby!

Meet The Blogcademy Volunteer(s)!

Doucette Duvall

Over the past month we received more applications to be our Blogcademy Volunteer than we could have ever anticipated! It took us a while, but after fighting it out we all came to the same conclusion – that we couldn’t pick just one. So instead we’ve opted for two of our fabulous applicants to come an join us and help us make the very first Blogcademy happen! When you read these short snippets taken from their applications I’m sure you’ll see why we fell in love with them.


“My name is Nikki and I have been a devoted follower of Gala Darling for quite some time now, as well as a more recent, but just as enthralled, follower of Lady Kat and Madame Shauna. When I first received news of The Blogcademy, I started scrambling trying to figure out what I could possibly sell in order to attend this much needed workshop. I then spotted the news about the hunt for one lucky scholarship winner! I was preparing my video submission for the scholarship when I received the email about your need for a volunteer. And I thought to myself, “The Blog Gods have opened up the heavens and sent down endless opportunities for me!”


“My name is Megan, and I moved to New York from Northern California to pursue my dream of working in television about a year ago. Shortly after moving, I started working at a television production company that specializes in producing animal/pet content for television networks. We’re currently working on a show for Animal Planet, about the best moments in pop culture from this year (The Olympics, The Voice, Tim Tebow, etc) reenacted by puppies.”

I don’t know about you, but I certainly want to know more about that

Nicole & Megan we can’t wait to meet you!

No boredom. No blathering. No bullshit.