Announcing the Blog Planning Bootcamp!


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Last week we talked about the different hats every blogger wears.The first hat is the CEO hat and I encouraged you to have a CEO planning session.

Well, I know how hard it can be to take the time to sit down and brainstorm for your blog, so I’m excited to announce a community wide Blog Planning Bootcamp on August 26-30!

Blog Planning Bootcamp Details

Who: You
What: The Blog Planning Bootcamp – 5 days dedicated to building a vision and creating a plan for your blog.
When: August 26-30
Where: It’s all going to happen on the How They Blog Facebook page.
How: You will have a lesson and homework everyday. You’ll be challenged to complete each assignment, share some of your goals, and encourage one another. Everyone who completes the entire challenge will get a little surprise bonus. I might also yell at you and make you do pushups.
Why: Because Blog Planning can be intimidating and overwhelming. Joining forces and working through it together will make it fun! Each days’ challenge will take about 15-30 minutes and by the end of the week you will be a blogging ninja…or soldier…or whatever inspiring metaphor you want to use.

Added bonus: I highly recommend inviting your blog friends and blog readers to join you. It’s a fantastic way to build your online community. You can create a dedicated FB group or Twitter hashtag for further connection and it can be a fantastic basis for your own blog mastermind group.

My goal it to provide the direction and accountability you need to map out a plan of action for your blog. I hope it will be just the thing you need to take you to the next level.

Do I Need The Blog Planning Kit? Blog Planning Kit ButtonAnyone can participate in the Blog Planning Bootcamp. It’s entirely free. However, it will completely be based on the content and forms in the Blog Planning Kit, so if you don’t have a copy, it will certainly be worth it!

In fact, if you don’t have the kit yet, I’m offering 50% off right now for those of you who want a copy in time for the Blog Planning Bootcamp. Just use the coupon code BOOTCAMP.

Roll Call

Are you planning to join us for the Blog Planning Bootcamp? If so, let us know in the comments. And if you have a particular blog planning question, add that too and I’ll try to cover it during bootcamp.

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  1. I will be there!

  2. I’m in! πŸ™‚

  3. I’m in !!

  4. I’m in!

  5. I will be there!!

  6. Oh gosh Kat! This is awesome! I’m so there!

  7. I think I’ll try it!! Thanks!

  8. Hooray! I’m in. I need a little bootcamp jump start.

  9. I am there!!

  10. Oooo! This sounds awesome. Count me in!!!

  11. This is just what I need…accountability! I’ll be there!

  12. Count me in!

  13. Awwww yeah!!

  14. Perfect timing! Just what I need right now to, hopefully, get some momentum! Thanks!

  15. 100% in! Woohoo, Kat- you ROCK!

  16. Oh yes! I got the book JUST in time. πŸ˜€ So looking forward to this. Thank you.

  17. I’ll be there!!

  18. I’m in!! I’ve been loving the planning kit, and can’t wait for the bootcamp! πŸ™‚

  19. I will be there

  20. I’ll be there!! πŸ™‚ … Errrr… HERE!! πŸ˜‰

  21. Oh this is super exciting! I’d love it if you could address any strategies for launching a blog with multiple authors. Thank you so much!

  22. Looking forward to this! I’m up for the challenge!

  23. I’m planning to join too. Thanks for the opportunity, this sounds like a great way to start fresh.

  24. I want to try this. I think I need some help getting off the dime.

  25. This sounds fantastic! I’m in. =) And I think I have a friend to jump in with me. =)

  26. Count me in! I love planning πŸ™‚

  27. I’m in! Looking forward to it! Thanks!

  28. I’m totally in! Thanks for this, Kat!

  29. This may help me actually schedule a CEO meeting cause every time I sit down to play CEO, I really need to just write. Brenners will be there.

  30. Oh my this is so exciting! COUNT ME IN. I promise to do the workout but you might have to a drill sergeant. I’ve purchased and printed out your wonderful resource tool kit. I’m feeling a tad insecure πŸ˜‰ but having accountability and feeling like I can ask questions as we go will help me tremendously. Remember there is not such thing as a dumb question πŸ˜‰

  31. I am in! I have your Blog Planning Kit already and I love it! See you there!

  32. So excited, I’m in! Thanks for all the great resources you offer to bloggers πŸ™‚

  33. I’m In!

  34. Meredith D says

    I am in! So excited — especially since I just went through and commented on all of my new favorite people from Declare that are going to be doing this too!! πŸ™‚

  35. I’m on vacation that week, but will do what I can. Maybe do the work when I’m back.

  36. Count me in!

  37. Count me in!!!

  38. I’ve been kicking around the idea of starting a blog for sometime now, so maybe this will be just the kick in the pants I need to get going. This is a little scary, but count me in!

  39. I’m in, but will probably be the wallflower in the back of the room taking it all in. πŸ™‚ I’ll do my best to step out of my little comfort zone!

  40. I’m in. A little overwhelmed, but would love to settle down with some direction!

  41. I’m in!

  42. I have enjoyed How they Blog and have already purchased The Blog Planning Kit. This boot camp is just what I need to get and hopefully stay focused. I’m 8 months in and struggle with staying on topic and need clear direction. Looking forward to this Kat! Thanks so much.

  43. Girl, you know I’m in!

  44. This is perfect timing. I was just attempting to work through Holley Gerth’s “Brand You” presentation from She Speaks and revisit the concept of my blog, brand, content — the whole she-bang!

  45. I’m in. Thanks!!

  46. I’d love to join but most of those days I’ll be in the woods of Maine with no internet! (I know, scary!) But maybe I can pop in on the days we’re closer to civilization and have some internet! Sounds like a great week of planning and getting clear on our goals!

  47. I am looking forward to it! Thanks for doing this!

  48. Definitely!

  49. I am definitely in!!

  50. I’m so excited. I bought your blog planning kit and now I’m ready to plan. Thanks for offering this bootcamp for free.

  51. I’ll be there! πŸ™‚

  52. Woohoo, can’t wait!

  53. I’m going to try to join in!

  54. Wow – this is just what I need! I am trying to rethink the way I am doing things but feel overwhelmed!

  55. I can not wait to join you. Now that my kids are back in school this will be a great way to refocus on my blog :-).

  56. Looking forward to this. I’m going to have to work this into/around work – our busy season is kicking off – but this looks too exciting to miss. Thank you!

  57. jackie Hinton says

    yes, i will be joining in on the will give me some basis on planning my new website.

  58. I’m in!

  59. I’m in!

  60. Missy Larson says

    I’m in!

  61. Count me in:) I’ve been meaning to make time to do this so I needed this push!

  62. I am so in. Can’t wait!

  63. Just joined the event & got my planning kit. So ready for this! It’s exactly what I need right now, since I’m adding another blog to my writing list.

  64. Ohhhh – this is gonna be gooooood!!! I bought my Planning Kit when they first came out — I’ve just needed that little push to get going. I’m all in!

  65. I just liked the Facebook page and will definitely be here for the blogging bootcamp! Need to get my backside in gear! LOL

  66. Hi Kat!

    \o/ Woot! YES!!!! And YES!!!!!!! I’m ALL IN!!!!

    I downloaded Your Blogging Kit & now Need to Print it & figure out which Binder System I want!

    Wow! I got to Finally Meet You at Declare Conf. And Now…So excited about this awesome & beyond imagination Blessing of sitting at your feet & learning from the Master Nija! πŸ˜‰

    May God Bless You, Your Sweet Family & your Ministry…beyond ALL Your Fun & Creative Imagination!

    {HUGs} Love Ya, Susie πŸ™‚

  67. I am in

  68. Cant wait! I’m super excited!

  69. Thanks for offering this… can’t wait to get started.

  70. I would love to do this too!

  71. This is great! I will be there.

  72. Sounds great. Can’t wait!

  73. Yes I hope to be there. I have your blog planning kit already and will try and use it that week. Love your blog.

  74. I’ll attend. I’ve been thinking about starting a blog. I don’t have any friends blogging and have only sporadically read blogs, so am completely new and looking forward to being guided through the process of starting a blog!

  75. I’m in!

  76. planning to join!

  77. I’m in!

  78. I’ll be there! Can’t wait to get started!

  79. I’m in. (I’m nervous too)

  80. Looking forward to it!

  81. I’m in! Newbie to the blogging scene and looking to get started on the right foot!

  82. Count me in! Very excited

  83. I left Facebook years ago but this seems like a perfect time to join back. Ill be there

  84. I’m planning on it!

  85. Sounds amazing! Thank you Kat!

  86. Kat, right now I feel like I don’t have time to write because…the details just might put you to sleep. There’s so much going on in our lives. The main problem I have is that I can’t seem to write on demand anymore. I blame it on pregnancy-brain after carrying two boys, the youngest of whom is about to turn five. Oh, and we homeschool. Can your bootcamp help me?

  87. I am in!

  88. I bought the blog planner last week and have already started filling it out! So excited, thank you for helping us. My big question is this…if we are overwhelmed with all the different topics we like to write about how do we narrow that down? My main problem is not having focused content so I can’t even get to the marketing portion of blogging. Does that make sense? I just wish a the blog fairy godmother would swoop down and tell me exactly what I should do!

  89. YES! Perfect timing Kat! So glad to see the tweaks you’ve made to the blogging kit. Our collaborative blog is just now going through it (great coincidence) this week. I’ll try to get the other HHH writers to join in – wonderful idea, blessed by you. πŸ™‚

  90. In!!

  91. Hoping to be there!!!!

  92. I’m going to do it!

  93. I just discovered this, and I will be joining it!

  94. This is just the kick start I need to get my blog out of my head and onto the internet!

  95. I am in between projects and have hit a WALL…perfect timing. I am IN!

  96. I will definitely be there! I’m really excited because I need some direction! πŸ™‚

  97. I’m in! It’s a busy week for me but – all the more reason to be “in!”

  98. Found out about this just in time!

  99. I am catching up on the videos now! So excited.

  100. Kat, I’m enjoying your boot camp videos, but now, halfway through, a question has occurred to me. How do you build an online presence (through commenting on people’s blogs, posting things on Facebook, etc.) if you can’t afford to spend your time cruising the internet all day? For so many of us the internet is a black hole we can easily get sucked into. My solution has often been avoidance of computer time, but you can’t exactly build an audience by staying away from the internet. We homeschool, and my boys are young, so I spend all day every day pretty much with the kids year round. I’m glad I get to do it, but it does make getting personal projects completed that much more difficult.

    • Kelly,
      It’s truly amazing how much we can get done when we have a plan and we focus. I’d start by spending X amount of time per day or per week (or whatever it takes) to find like minded blogs. Then spend that same X amount of time simply commenting on those bloggers posts and connect with them on social media. Just that simple consistent, focused commitment to connecting deeply with a few bloggers will have a significant impact on the level of community you can create.

      And if you want to kick it into hyper speed, join a network like the Influence Network or attend a blogging conference.

      Also? Maybe this isn’t the season for you to develop your online presence. I’m not saying it is or it isn’t, but there are definitely times when I’ve pressed in or pulled back. Maybe this is a pull back season for you?

  101. I’m a little late – but I’m in!


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