The “What #BelleLive Taught Me” Blog Tour

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Give Blogging A Go, You never know where you may end up!

The thought of setting up a blog on WordPress was so daunting for me, I just kept putting it off.  I thought I needed to have more technical knowledge of the site to get started and as I have a day job at the moment, I never seemed to have any time to pursue it.

By watching April Bowles-Olin’s course on CreativeLive and spending the time going through her very well put together workbook, I was able to move past the fear that was putting me off for so long, and focus on what I wanted to do……write in a fun and creative way. Immediately after the course, I wrote a blog for my boyfriend’s photography site and found myself  just going into a flow.  April covered this at the start of the course when she said “List everything that brings you into a state of flow”.  At that moment, I had already interviewed my boyfriend, I was with my son at an athletics competition and the sun was shinning that day. I sat in a comfy chair outside in the sunshine ( rare occasion in the UK) and off I went…..the budding writer in me aching to come out just exploded.

April inspired me to take my first steps to blogging.  Once I got over the fact that I did not need to have a lot of technical knowledge to get started, I was able to focus more on the creative side of blogging. Quotes from the course such as “Done is better than perfect!”and “the perfectionist mindset prevents playfulness and imaginative thinking..” ,  has resonated strongly with me and in many ways has empowered me to face my fears full on. Getting started for me was the most important step I took away from the course.  A million thanks April and to my blogging group friends, who have offered some great advise and support during and after the course broadcast.  I am currently working on two different blogs and hope to publish them both soon 🙂

Click on the links below to view more great blogs on this tour that could change your life.

How to Make a Dream Come True

http://www.tinytraileradventures.com/how-to-make-a-dream-come-true/

Revive Your Dormant Dreams: Some Motivation to Refresh Your Passion from April Bowles and Creative LIVE”

 http://dreamfleur.com/2014/05/revive-your-dormant-dreams-motivation-from-april-bowles-and-creative-live

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6 thoughts on “The “What #BelleLive Taught Me” Blog Tour

  1. Nelia, I am so glad you were able to get started. Again remember none of us are perfect too. As April basically said, we are all under construction.

    Just so you know when I clicked on your link in the blog tour (in the files section on Facebook) your blog would not come up. I had to type in https://neliafreitas.wordpress.com/ to get to it. You may want to change that in the files on our New Blogger Group on Facebook, so you can receive more comments and visits.

    I enjoyed reading your real honesty about the hesitation to get started. I so remember that feeling when I first started our blog for our Baby and Wedding Time Capsule business.

    There really is too much to share from April. She is amazing. I enjoyed reading your blog because it is so conversational. Great job! If you want, you can check my blog out at http://www.timecapsule.com/blog. We love to receive comments and shares about our decorative Baby and Wedding Time Capsules as well.

    I learned a lot from April about ways to help our business through our blog, so my husband was very understanding that I was watching Creative Live for several hours, to help us advance our lives and business.

    Best of Luck to you,

    Marcie Norton
    @NewTimeCapsule
    http://www.timecapsule.com

  2. I love the way you talk about flow! And your enthusiasm beams through your writing! Go, YOU! Excited to follow your growth! Enjoy!!!

  3. So, I have a wordpress blog…or should I say, I have a wordpress site where I could blog if I ever got my act together, worked up the courage and realized that done is better than perfect! Way to be brave! Now if only I could follow suite!

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