After this Weekend….
I can say I survived WordCamp Phoenix 2012 held at the Chandler Center of the Arts. This amazing all day camp had my brain bubbling like a cauldron full of magical WordPress knowledge.
Each hour, I chose one of three – 50 minute courses to attend including, Real Estate Blogging by Jay Thompson @PhxREGuy, The Discipline of Creativity by Ward Andrews of DrawBackwards Design, and Creating Content with Joe Manna from InfusionSoft just to name a few of my favorites.
From these courses, a few things I learned:
- Write your own content for your site and do it often. Use plug-ins such as Editorial Calendar to schedule dates for your posts to be published. This tool is handy for bloggers that like to write content in advance and publish it throughout the week.
- Take breaks to encourage creativity. Ward Andrews says, “Most of my creativity happens when I am not at my desk.” His presentation captured different means of enhancing creativity through photography, travel, and ‘letting things marinate’.
- Don’t always talk about yourself. Joe Manna’s presentation emphasized the need to write content for your visitors and to have a purpose.
The 3-day camp included: access to all courses, lunch, t- shirt, and tons of free giveaways for only $35. For anyone interested in starting a web page for personal or business purposes, I would recommend researching classes or courses in your area. There are also many resources on the web, such as codex.wordpress.org that can help you get started. A wise Ward Andrews once said,”To get ahead, you must get started.” This site is my start and I hope that you enjoy.
See all you Phoenix WordCampers in 2013.