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Cure Blogger’s Block For Good in 5 Minutes or Less with the Content Brew Content Strategy Course

 

Back when I started blogging in 2011, I knew that I loved writing but I struggled with bloggers block. I had trouble coming up with blog post ideas and was overwhelmed with where to start. Do I focus on my Rheumatoid Arthritis, recipes, deals, or family life? How do I generate social media interest in my teensy weensy little blog? I knew I needed help so sought out an effective content strategy course.

 

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Cure Blogger's Block and Plan and Manage Content the Easy Way with the Content Brew E-course from Blog Clarity

 

My questions (and more) were answered when I heard about Melissa of Blog Clarity* and her Content Brew class. I took the class and loved how Melissa took a complex topic and made it simple and fun to understand for a newbie blogger like me. So what is Content Brew? Well Melissa puts it better than I can:

In Content Brew, you’ll learn how to plan & create fresh content ideas for your blog, Facebook and Twitter. You’ll also learn ways to find content to share and tools to make doing all of this easier. At the end of this course, you’ll have anywhere from a month to a quarter’s worth of content planned out for your blog, Facebook page and Twitter (to a more-limited degree), not to mention a process that you’ll use over and over again.

I took the interactive course back in 2011 and since then Content Brew has gone self-paced with the same helpful handouts, recorded videos and access to Facebook groups to be able to interact with Melissa and fellow students. I  love writing about products I love in case it helps others too, so here are some of my favorite things about Content Brew* .

 

Here are My 4 Favorite Things about Content Brew:

1. It Cured My Bloggers Block!

I had more blog post ideas than I knew what to do with. Her easy techniques for generating blog post ideas require no more than 5 minutes, a pen and a piece of paper. I owe it to Content Brew that I could post a blog post everyday for NaBloPoMo in 2014 and not make a dent in my idea bank. I also was able to build up a solid foundation of evergreen posts to keep readers coming to my site. She started the flood gates, my blog planner is full of ideas and they have not stopped since!

 

2. A Color-Coded Editorial Calendar

You know how much I puffy heart color-coded calendars? Melissa did the hard part of creating a content calendar in Google Drive and Excel and updates it for us every year. How awesome is that? It’s color-coded by topic and even has room for promoting on social media. I added some columns to mine to make sure I cross post my book reviews to Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Riffle too because I often forget to do that! One thing I’ve learned from NaBloPoMo is that planning out my post ideas in advance saves me time when I finally sit down to write. I already know my topic and general idea of what I’m going to say, it’s just a matter of knocking it out.

 

3. Handouts that Rock

Handouts that helped me figure out what direction I wanted to go for my blog, easy ways to generate engagement on Facebook and Twitter, and buzz words to use in your post titles. I still use some of these ideas and if you take the course, I bet you can tell which ones. Engaging with your readers on social media is one of the best ways to create a sense of community on your blog. Of all the handouts I’ve seen and blogging courses I’ve taken, Melissa’s continue to stand out as among my top 3 favorites. Her handouts are always simple, actionable, colorful and packed with content to help rock our blogs!

 

4. New Tools and Apps

They may not be new to you, but Content Brew introduced me to 3 tools and apps to help with scheduling posts and managing curated content and blog post ideas. I went through the self-paced class again to get a refresher on how to use these tools because I have not been getting the full benefit of them. It’d make my blogging easier if I did and now I’m ready to tackle social media more efficiently and effectively.

So if you need help curing bloggers block and getting solid content planned and written for your blog, Content Brew* is the class to do it!

 

Have you taken any free or paid blogging classes you found very helpful? What do you do to generate blog post ideas? What tools do you use to keep track of your ideas?

 

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10 Comments

    1. It was great. I took the live version back in 2011 and I’m still full of blog post ideas. I walked through the self-paced course though a couple nights ago before writing this post. It definitely helped me out. Thanks for stopping by Andrea!

  1. I follow Blog Clarity and saw this on sale but passed it by. Now with your post I think I might go back and reconsider. Always good to hear from someone who has done it. I won’t have time to start it for another month, but I guess I can get it now and start then!

    1. Glad to help Kathryn, I think It’s nice that the course is self paced now so you can do the video lessons at your convenience. At the time, I worked full time and classes were “live”. But its nice that she gave us access to the self paced class too so I could do it again and still get tips out of it. I don’t do too many product reviews besides books but I do like sharing things that helped me out in case it helps someone else too. In her announcement on her blog, Mel said the price might be going up next year so now is the time to get it if you are and you will always be able to access it on her site. Good luck in deciding, hope it helps you if you decide to do it.

  2. I’ve been following Blog Clarity for a while now, I think it was actually the Content Brew link in your side bar that brought it to my attention. Some of the tips Melissa offers have been very useful.

    I keep umming and ahhing about the Content Brew course, and now it’s on sale I may not be able to leave it. I always wondered though, because I strictly blog about books and reading, would it still help me. What do you think?

    1. I love Blog Clarity and have been following her blog faithfully since 2011. I think Content Brew is helpful to any kind of blogger if you have trouble coming up with ideas to blog as much as you would like. I think as a book blogger we can always write book review after book review but I think it’s good to think outside that box and think of ways to be different that helps you stand out from the enormous sea of book bloggers. While I use her content generating ideas all the time, I think it was super helpful that she gave us access to the self-paced course too which I have access to as long as her site is up and she gives us the calendar annually. I still have to do better at using the tools/apps she suggested and methods for promoting engagement on Facebook and Twitter so having access to that course online and being able to take a refresher was nice. Not sure if that helps but feel free to email me if you have more questions!

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