New Year Here - RENEW Your Blogging Skills - Blogging Boot Camp

Education & Training with Tech Training for You!

Have you been blogging for 1 year, 10 years, 1 day or somewhere inbetween? If you think taking a "blogging class" is just for the newbie, then I say "think again!" When is the last time you attended one of the ActiveRain University Classes? If it has been over a year, then I HIGHLY RECOMMEND you take a refresher! Cold and nasty winter weather out the window? I say grab a HOT cup of coffee and a notepad and get to LEARNING something NEW!

Bob Stewart, first-class instructor, takes you on a tour of how to create a checklist of essential things that you should be doing to maximize the return on your blogging efforts. Bob teaches a recurring course that you can either attend the live webinar classes OR watch the pre-recorded sessions on the ActiveRain YouTube channel. I have created the three linked buttons below to take you to his most recently recorded "Blogging Boot Camp" Sessions. Each session is under 50 minutes long. I guarantee you it is time well invested!

Session 1

How To Get Your Blog Posts to Rank in the Search Engines


Session 2

Understanding Keyword Phrases and Unlocking Their Secrets


Session 3

Creating Calls to Action for Maximum Effect in Your Blog



Tip: These videos are best watched in full screen mode and at the 720 HD setting. To get these settings, notice the diagram here and the buttons to press on the YouTube Toolbar.


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This blog is all about technology and helping you to use it smarter! Your digital footprint is your chance to attract new clients. What kind of impression are you making via your website, blog, and social media? We’ll be talking about that! Are you as productive as you can be? What apps might help you out? Do you know how to use all the best tools inside the apps? I enjoy photography and videography, you can expect to see those topics also on this blog.
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PS - get ready for some homework… :) 

Comments (19)

Karen Baker
Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty - Sunset Beach, NC
Professional Help with Rapid Responses...

Hello Craig ~ Hope all is great with you and the family. Thanks for these great links to Renew and Review for the Best Blogging Skills ever! Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year for 2013!

Dec 30, 2012 06:31 AM
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi Craig, I am always looking to learn something New. I can never get enough education. Thanks for sharing those links.

Wishing you and your Family a very Happy New Year!

Dec 30, 2012 07:14 AM
Janis Borgueta
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley - Newburgh, NY
LIC RE Salesperson

Thanks for sharing Craig. By organizing this info it will get out to the ActiveRain bloggers much more easily!! Good info. 

Happy New Year to you and your family. Talk soon!!

Dec 30, 2012 07:21 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Great reminder for everyone Craig!  Happy New Year to you and yours!  2013 is going to be awesome - I can feel it already.

Dec 30, 2012 07:40 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Craigster~I've attended almost all of these, and will GUARANTEE that you will pick up pointers, no matter how long you've been blogging. Things change quickly, and Bob keeps us updated. He is fun, has good visuals and readily takes questions with Kerrie's expert help as well as the other staffers. Having it available later does help those of us who are trying to listen/watch the webinar while multi-tasking. Repetition is such a key to understanding these concepts.

Good job for making it easy for those folks to find it over and over again.

Dec 30, 2012 09:31 AM
Thom Abbott |770.713.1505 | Intown Atlanta GA Condo Living - Atlanta, GA
Midtown Atlanta GA Condos For Sale

I probably NEED to watch all of these again...I always review things and then go, "oh crap, I'm forgetting to do that!"

Reinforcement is important!

Dec 30, 2012 09:43 AM
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Thanks Craig, I look forward to doing all three on a snowy day when I can really focus and just have no where else to go-I actually look forward to it!

Dec 30, 2012 10:22 AM
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond

Craig, many thanks it is always great revisiting Bob Stewart doing these classes!

Dec 30, 2012 11:12 AM
Christine O'Shea
Christine E O'Shea Broker - Naples, FL

Thanks for the great information, Craig.  I will sign on and take a look at all of these.  Happy New Year to You!

Dec 30, 2012 11:22 AM
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA

I actually took a day-long blogging class at UVA over 5 years ago right after I joined ActiveRain - blind leading the blind as many attendees wanted to get jobs in the outside world rather than grow an established business....

Dec 30, 2012 07:55 PM
Christine Smith
Buyers Brokers Only LLC - - Canton, MA
Exclusive Buyer Agent & Attorney, Canton, MA never hurts to brush up on these skills or learn something new.  Thanks for the reminder. Happy New Year!

Dec 30, 2012 09:03 PM
Craig Daniels
Tech Training for You! - Staten Island, NY
Technology Instructor/Project Consultant

Karen/Frank  - glad to see you always - thanks!

Jerry - I'm with you... always learning!

Janis - I'm very glad they are sharing this on youtube - it is often hard to catch the webinars live with other things going on - ttys!

Anna - thank you for coming by - we have to work smarter to get through all these tougher times!

Gayle - I really enjoy learning from Bob - he has real insight being able to analyze AR posts as a whole and see what works  and why and then shares it with all of us! :)

Thom - each time we build on what we already know - somethings the first time we hear don't connect because there is so much to learn

Joanna - enjoy your snowy day education sessions! :)


Dec 30, 2012 11:57 PM
Craig Daniels
Tech Training for You! - Staten Island, NY
Technology Instructor/Project Consultant

Ginny - I like to download them to my phone to watch when I'm commuting to make better use of the time

Christine O. - so glad you will have a chance to watch

Wallace - Bob's real world blogging experience is invaluable - thanks for the comparison!

Christine S, - it is always good to re-examine and get sharper - thanks for visiting! :)

Dec 30, 2012 11:59 PM
Tatyana Makarov
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - South Windsor, CT
Your Greater Hartford Area Realtor

Thank you, Craig,

I think I should "go back to class" on blogging... Just to make sure I do everything right.

Happy New Year to you and your family and thanks for all your help!

Dec 31, 2012 01:11 AM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

I must watch all three, attended some of them but I need to learn more!! Thanks for sharing, have a great 2013!!

Jan 01, 2013 08:09 AM
Bill Cobb Appraiser
Accurate Valuations Group, LLC - Baton Rouge, LA
Greater Baton Rouge's Home Appraiser

Hi Craig, 

Thank you so much for these tips. I will go over them tomorrow. I've been on AR since early 2007 and the Google Alerts have always been buzzing for me on my own AR content until September 2012.  Before then, I could submit a blog post and within 5, maybe 10 minutes, I'd have a google alert email in my inbox.  Well, not any longer. It's rare I even I see a Google Alert these days on my AR post.  I've been scratching my head as to if AR is being impacted by Google by Panda/Penguin/EMD, etc...  It's quite frustrating to me. Thank you again for these tips and I will devour them. Bill 

One However.....however, I do receive a lot of these AR emails saying  a certain post reached 50 clicks.  So, while the g alerts may be broke, viewers or searchers are still seeing my content, thankfully! 

Jan 01, 2013 12:35 PM
Dennis Hearing
Clear 2 Close Home Loans Home Loans - Mortgage Broker Florida - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Mortgage Broker Florida

I have scheduled all the live classes! Looking forward to them! 

Jan 04, 2013 10:34 PM
Ellie McIntire
Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate - Ellicott City, MD
Luxury service in Central Maryland

I do need a refresher and I need a kick up the rear end to get me back on track. AR university is awesome.

Jan 15, 2013 02:32 AM
Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
I am looking forward to watching all of these - I know I am going to love reading your blogs. Thanks for sharing.
Feb 02, 2013 08:50 PM