October 2, 2013

To the Blogcademy you’ll go! (Auckland Scholarship Entry)

Steff, Writing Runes

blogcademy you'll go

(A Blogcademy-ditty inspired by “Oh, The Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Seus).

blogcademy you'll go

Picture by yours truly :)

Today is the day.
You’re off to Blogcademy!
You’re off and away!

You have ears on your head.
You have feet in your docs.
In the world of blogging,
You’ve done the hard knocks.
You’re blogging away, and you know what you know.
But now you need some advice on which direction to go.

You’ve heard the latest tips and fads from gurus galore.
About some you will say, “I’ve heard this all before.”
With your head full of ears and your docs full of feet,
You need some blogging advice that’s impossible to beat.

You need some blogging tips,
that are new and sparkly.
In that case, of course,
you’ll head to Blogcademy.

Oh, to Blogcademy you’ll go!

At Blogcademy, things can happen
and frequently do
to people as earsy
and docsy as you.

With headmistresses sparkling
And Blogcadettes keen,
You’ll finally learn,
What branding really means.

You’ll learn tips about content
And how your blog should look,
And how a publisher might one day
Want your blog for a book!

You’ll meet likeminded bloggers – cool cats (without claws)
though, some may have ears that are bigger than yours.
And Gala, Kat and Shauna, the fabulous three,
Who are gonna help your blog be the best it can be!

Oh, to Blogcademy you’ll go!

Oh, the Blogs you will blog! There is fun to be done!
There are grams to be Insta-ed. There are silly games to be won.
And learn the magical things you could do with your site,
That could help you sprout sparkly wings and take flight.
Fame! You’ll be as famous as famous people can get,
Well … as famous as anyone on the internet.

But when you put yourself out there, there’s always a chance
Haters and spammers will try to block your path.
There are some, down the road between hither and yon,
that can scare you so much you won’t want to go on.

But on you will go
though the blogging be tough.
On you will go
though you’ve had it quite rough.
Though your ears may get bent
and your docs may get holes,
You’ll battle your haters
and silence your foes.
You’ll delete all their comments,
And block their IPs
Cuz it’s your blog and you’ll do,
Whatsoever you please.

Oh, to Blogcademy you’ll go!

So be a bold, fearless blogger,
Don’t dither to and fro,
Pack your glitter and iPhone,
To the Blogcademy you go!
Blog with tenacity,
And all will be sweet.
Just remember that Life
Can’t be summed up with a tweet.
Never forget the new friends you have friended.
They’ll be your blogging support long after class has ended.

So …
be you bodacious
or quirky or twee,
a fashion-focused eco-warrior,
or a metalhead like me,
You’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
The Blogcademy is waiting.
So … get on your way!

If you’re reading this and aren’t sure what I’m on about, The Blogcademy is a 2-day master-blogging workshop run by 3 prominent lady-bloggers, and it’s coming to NZ in November. I’ve been blogging here, and elsewhere, since 2008. I earn my living helping others get the most from their online content marketing. But I can always learn a thing or two, and I struggle with an eternal desire to do MORE THINGS. ALL OF THE THINGS, ALL THE TIME. And I could us a bit more focus. I’d love to hear to advice of these bodacious ladies on where to take my sites next.

But … delays have meant that we are building our castle now, instead of at the beginning of the year, as was planned. We’ve been in a pretty precarious financial position because of this crazy dream of living an off-grid life in the country, and this has been probably the most stressful year of my entire life. Due to all my hard-earned savings being spent on sill blocks, roofing iron, wrought-iron hinges and a stone basin that looks as if it were hewn from the mouth of a volcano, I have no hope of affording the ticket. I thought I’d apply for the one scholarship position by doing what I do best – writing something silly.

I’d love to hear what you think in the comments!

3 Comments on “To the Blogcademy you’ll go! (Auckland Scholarship Entry)

Becky Alyssa
October 5, 2013 at 8:48 am

Love it! I’ve been following your blog as well as Gala and Nubby/Shauna for years, so I really hope you get it as you definitely do deserve it! xo

October 8, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Thanks so much Becky for your kind words – and thank you for reading over the years! I would love, LOVE, LOVE to go, but with the castle building sucking up all our time and resources till Christmas and beyond, there’s no way it’s gonna happen without a scholarship. So here’s hoping the headmistresses like my silly poem! :)

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