I Love Blog School

Let us, for a second, pretend that I am Asher Roth. No, I’m not 100% sure who he is either. But he did sing/rap/say that one song called I Love College, am I right? I’m right. Just call me Asher.

That blog post last night was awfully crazy I wish we retweeted it.
In the life of a blogger, man, I wanna make it.
Drink my coffee and check my feed;
All of my blends, they’re all I need.
Wake up at five and pass out at ten;
Go out to eat, then Instagram.
Man I love blog school. And I love writing.
And I love Rita. I love blog school.

Blog School

Can we agree that Blog School’s colors are cherry and white?

If anybody’s down for a music video collab, just say the word. I think I’m onto something here. And I think I’m a joy to work with, so there won’t be that musician drama.

I have a really exciting announcement that might only be exciting to me.

Diving Board Jump

Theme of the day: jumping for joy.

I’m going back to being self hosted! I sat down as part of my homework assignment yesterday and really, truly thought about some goals that I had for this here corner of the interwebs. And guys, they are WAY bigger than I anticipated. And I’ve faced the facts that they just aren’t going to happen with a free WordPress blog. I spent yesterday doing some research on hosting (speaking of: any faves I have to check out?), and as soon as I realized how much it was going to bite my bank account, I had to accept it.

I can use all of the help I can get with this process. I’ve mentioned Rita (aka. the Blog Genie) and her upcoming blog school before. Well, she’s got a scholarship giveaway going on right now. This is great because a) I have absolutely NO excuses and b) I’m totally familiar with begging schools to give me money showing educational institutions how AWESOME I am. If you haven’t realized, you’re smack dab in the middle of my application. 😉

Italy Beach Jumping

Is the jumping picture thing old now? I think I might be running out of pictures…

What would I hope to get out of blog school?

  • I’ve got no organization or method to my madness. I wake up in the morning, try and edit photos, spill out a witty and captivating post, comment on other blogs, tweet, and just pray it all works. I’d like to have my stuff together just a little tiny itty-bitty bit more.
  • I want to make my blog have the perfect balance of professional and personal. I would love help with the professional part. Who better to help me out than The Blog Genie herself, teaching a man (da) to fish? If it looks pretty on top of all that, I’d be a happy blogger!
  • Not going to lie, I’m dreaming that this place will be a place of income, no matter how tiny, to fuel my travel and my passions. It’s not my main goal, but it’s definitely a huge part of it. And I’ll be the first to admit that I am completely lost when it comes to that world.
  • Some of my best friends came about through school. Being in a blog school environment will undoubtedly be a great place to find awesome relationships with other bloggers. I’m all about the relationships!
  • Most of all, I want to have the confidence of a swaggy (it just came out…?) blogger. That’s something that can’t be taught, but the more I learn, the more I think I can actually do this. As my dad says: “It’s all about more tools in your toolbox!”
InMotion Jump

Who was I kidding? I’ll never run out of jumping pictures.

I don’t want to release my dream quite yet, because I’m not ready for that step. But I can promise you it will be exciting, (hopefully!) world-wide, and adventurous as all get out. I’m working out schooling/degrees/projects to help me achieve it. This blog could play such a pivotal role in the success, I’ve gotta shoot for this blog school scholarship too. What’s that quote about dreaming big? Oh yeah. DO IT.

Skydiving

Had to bring my big guns out to go out with a bang. Jumping. Out of a plane. Count it.

P.S. There’s another way to enter it if you want! It’s a Facebook sweepstakes and takes about 23 seconds to enter. Check it out here!

Are you a big dreamer? Are you going to blog school? Most importantly, will you make a music video with me?

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8 thoughts on “I Love Blog School

  1. wait, did you write those lyrics? please tell me you did. OMG, they’re sooo genius. wake up at 5, go to bed at 10, LOL.
    i love the picture of you jumping into the pool. such joy 🙂
    congrats on going back to self hosting! i definitely am so glad i made the switch.

    • Heck yes, you know I wrote those lyrics! I ain’t a poser. 😉 Thank you! I tried to resist to save some money, but there’s just some things I’m going to have to bite the bullet and get into!

  2. I am obsessed with your blog school rap- Please please make a music video! I bet Rita would use it as a promo! For my blog, I use host gator and I’ve never had a problem with them at all. I’ve really been thinking about hiring someone to help design my blog a little better- I want 3 column layouts and I don’t know why it’s so hard!!!! But I think your dreams are amazing and you will make them all come true!!

    • Thanks for the host gator recommendation! They are on my list, but it’s all very overwhelming. I’m sure you can get the three column figured out! Do you just mean have two side bars and your posts in the middle? Or something else.

      How freaking cool would that be for a promo? I think you’re on to something here. 😉

  3. Hahaa you’re hilarious! Love the rap! I went self-hosted with blue host. I feel like its pretty standard. If you have questions email me but I probably won’t be much help!

    • Haha, girl you’ll always be a help. I’ve looked at blue host too and I’ve seen it’s a bit more expensive than some others. But does that just mean the others aren’t as good? So confusing! This is why I had someone help last time. But I am pretty dang determined to do it myself this time.

      And thank you for the rap love. I’m gonna go far, I think. 😉

  4. Bluehost was super easy to set up and I had no problem transferring my WordPress.com blog. I went with them after hearing from most of the Girl Develop It Philly people that it was one of the better ones for wordpress and easy to set up. Feel free to ask me any questions! I decided to do it at 9 pm one night and kept telling HQ I’m going to regret starting this now because I’ll have to stay up late…and it was done 20 minutes later. They extended my domain for free too (since I had already bought it elsewhere).

    I haven’t forgotten about putting together your freelance stuff–I’ve just been busy but I’ll get to it soon!

    • Ooh, no problems transferring is really enticing! That’s something I’m a bit worried about. I’ll definitely let you know if I have any questions! And totally take your time with the freelance stuff, I totally understand busy. 🙂

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