Fairy Blog Mother came into being because I realised many people didn’t understand about blogs (certainly this was the case back in 2006 when I started my first blog). I considered this a shame, because for me blogs are totally brilliant, are immeasurably valuable to businesses, and are a fantastic resource for writers and those who want to express themselves online.
All those horrible techie bits…
I also realised that blogging put people off because it is considered technical. Well, yes it is, but it is possible to understand the technical bits that are necessary for blogging, as long as they are explained properly in easy to understand language, and presented in a visual way that is adaptable to different levels.
Give me a load of php and I will glaze over like any other ordinary person. I therefore consider myself an expert front-end user.
I’m not a web developer. I only use the most basic form of code (for links, images and the like) only because I have to. But give me a load of php and I will glaze over like any other ordinary person. I therefore consider myself an expert front-end user. I enter and work on a blog like a user, because if I can’t understand it, neither will anyone else. That forms the basis of my blog teaching.
The wonders of WordPress…
I’ve chosen WordPress as my blogging platform because it is intuitive. It is decidedly female. Now if you scoff at this, and you prefer Blogger, Drupal, Joomla and other blogging platform over WordPress, then you’ve come to the wrong place. WordPress has been developed by a majority of women technical engineers to make it easy to use, understand and teach to beginner bloggers. That’s why I use it, for any kind of learner in any capacity, business or personal.
I specialise in “explaining things really simply”… nobody appreciates a load of jargon being flung at them, nor being confounded by a fast moving video with no commentary.
I teach beginners, ranging from the totally non-technical to those who just need to be guided in the right direction. I specialise in “explaining things really simply” in a visual format, because nobody appreciates a load of jargon being flung at them, nor being confounded by a fast moving video with no commentary. (Yes, there are blogging tutorials like that!) When I teach I put myself into your shoes, find out what makes you tick, adapt my examples so you can relate to them, use the kind of words you already use, offer the facilities that matter most to you, and go at your level that is the most appropriate. This is certainly the case for one-to-one tuition, but the art is to also accommodate the same strategies in my e-courses, workshops, learning videos and e-books.
It’s not only teaching…
And I’m a blogger myself, writing guest posts with infographics, and how-to posts with mini-tutorials. I’ve passed Diplomas in both Marketing and Digital Marketing, not only to help myself, but to be able to pass onto you the knowledge that can make your blog more successful. I can offer blogging consultation to you if you already have a blog and would like to know the best practices in blogging, digital marketing, social media and more. I’ve studied how to write posts, comments, interaction, headlines, SEO, persuasive text, strategies and campaigns, promoting events, social media usage – all those extensive reading of other blogs! Of course!
Check out my social media profiles (found under this website’s banner) and the other pages offered via the secondary navigation bar (including a fabulous animated doodle video complete with a flying fairy!). Read as many of my blog posts as you can (they do go back to around 2008!) to learn more about blogging. And if any questions come to mind whilst browsing this website, let me know what they are, so I can answer them for you!