Collateral Update: Business Cards and Stickers!

The Blogcademy Collateral

We’ve been hard at work as of late designing all our business collateral and in an ongoing effort to help you outfit your own business in style, we’re sharing our sources! We wanted our cards to be premium in both look and feel but also budget-friendly and that’s where Moo came in. A lot has changed over at Moo in the last few years; it’s not just mini cards these days!

The Blogcademy Collateral

Have you seen the latest addition to their offerings, the Luxe Business Cards? Featuring Mohawk Superfine paper merged with a rich seam of color (we chose black for these), the quality is really awesome. The matte finish has a noticeably tactile texture and the saturation of the inks is top notch.

The Blogcademy Collateral

Of course, when it comes to branding our business, we couldn’t stop at just business cards. Moo also offers stickers in a number of formats and out favorite part is that you can upload multiple designs to be printed in the same pack! How cool is that? We have plans to use these to seal official correspondence. It’s all about those finishing touches, after all. We have some more goodies in the works — stay tuned!

Wanted: An NYC Volunteer!

Photo by David McNeil.

It’s amazing to think that we sold out all 30 Blogcademy spots in under a week! To say that we are overwhelmed by the response is a massive understatement! For ages, I’ve had a feeling that learning about blogging in a cool, fun, intimate environment would be something people were excited about. It’s so lovely to be right, & I can’t even begin to tell you HOW HYPED Nubby, Kat & I are to meet all our students (!!!) & talk about our favourite subject for a whole weekend!

Of course, putting together a workshop of this magnitude takes a lot of work, & for this reason, we’re seeking a NYC-based volunteer to help us out.

You’ll be…

+ Putting together goodie bags
+ Picking up snacks
+ Helping to hang up decorations
+ Making trips to the party store (aww yeah!)
+ Setting up a projector
+ …& doing general administrative tasks. Because this is our first Blogcademy, we’re all going to be flying by the seats of our pants a little bit — so a positive attitude & willingness to pitch in will be essential!

This is an unpaid opportunity, but you will be attending The Blogcademy for free, as well as taking home one of those fabulous goodie bags! (Trust: they are CRAZY GOOD.)

We won’t need your help until the start of October, & even then, other than the weekend of The Blogcademy — October 20th & 21st — we will only need you for a couple of days prior, probably the 15th & the 19th. It’s not a major time commitment but we will really need your help, so please only apply if you’re 100% devoted to the opportunity!

Oh… Nubby wanted me to add that if you can moonwalk, we might be biased towards you!

To apply for the volunteer position, send us an email outlining your experience & why you think you’d make a bad-ass volunteer!

You have two weeks to send in your applications… !

Good luck!


We’re over the moon to announce that The Blogcademy sold out in under a week!  Thank you so much for your enthusiasm, and we’re looking forward to bringing more Blogcademys to fantastic locations the world over!

Would you like us to come to your city?  Add yourself to our mailing list, and we can let you know when we do!

We love you!

Updates and Anticipation

Emma Summerton for The New York Times

GOSH it’s been an exciting week at the International House of Bloggers, with nearly all the seats for the first graduating class of The Blogcademy selling out in under a week! Yes, that’s right, we’ve only got a few spaces remaining so if you’re considering signing up, don’t delay!

It’s been so thrilling to chat to our attendees (and future attendees!) via Facebook and Twitter. There’s a real buzz of excitement and anticipation and we’re loving it!

Nubby has been working super hard on all the branding materials and design work for the event — I’m pretty sure that girl doesn’t actually sleep. We are so grateful to have her on-board: this girl really walks her talk! When she does something, she goes all in. We already have stamps, stickers and report cards! (Am I the only one who really nerds out on ordering new stationery?!)

In other news, we’ve been lining up some epic treasures to put in the goodie bags. You’re seriously going to flip out when you peek inside your bag! Sparkles for EVERYONE!

We’re also delighted to announce that we have an extra special guest speaker, Paige from Blogads! Blogads serve all the advertisements on Gala’s site and they have been working together for years. Paige is coming along to divulge the secrets of monetising your blog via advertising sales, as well as answer any questions you might have on the subject. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for our attendees to talk, face to face, with a company who assist many bloggers in making the big bucks!

Oh… Did you submit your scholarship application yet?!

Until next time lovers…

Rubber Stamp Lovers!

The Blogcademy Rubber Stamps
At The Blogcademy, we’ve been working on getting the rest of our branded collateral together. Pulling directly from our Identity Guide, we took some of our favorite elements and had them made into rubber stamps!

The Blogcademy Rubber Stamps
In case you’re wondering, we order all our stamps through Simon’s Stamps. Speedy service, great rates and old school wooden handles make them the best around, hands down. Happy stamping!

The Blogcademy Scholarship Programme

Just wow you guys! We’ve been utterly blown away by the response to The Blogcademy announcement yesterday. Spaces have been selling super quickly and we’ve got people flying into New York from all over the world to attend. We are SO EXCITED to meet you all and to make fun of each other’s crazy accents!

I just wanted to pop by today to highlight our scholarship programme which may have got overlooked by some of you in all the excitement. When planning this event, we decided that we’d very much like to offer the opportunity for one of you, who maybe might never be able to afford to attend the workshop, to be able to experience what we have to offer.

All you have to do for your chance to win a ticket to the event (the prize does not include travel or accommodation) is make a video telling us why you think you should come to The Blogcademy (hint: be creative!) Upload the video to YouTube or Vimeo and simply email us the link! You have until Sunday 16th September to get your videos to us. Then collectively we’ll pick our favourite and that lucky duck will be invited to hang out with us all weekend! Now wouldn’t that be fabulous?

Good luck everyone, we can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Welcome to The Blogcademy!

Welcome, weary traveler, to The Blogcademy blog! On these pages Gala, Nubby & I will be sharing regular updates about the workshop – what to expect, what we’ve been up to in the planning and reports on past events. We are all so excited about this new project. We can’t wait to share our collective bloggy knowledge with you and hopefully, meet as many of you as possible at future events!

We’d also love to get your feedback so feel free to tweet, comment on our facebook or email us directly with any thoughts, ideas or musings about the site and The Blogcademy in general. We’d love to hear from you!

So stand by, this is gonna be one hell of an exciting ride. I for one, can’t wait!

No boredom. No blathering. No bullshit.