10,000 Followers + Blogging Tips Course Release!

Hello, my friends!

AHHH. You already know from the title but HELP. GUYS. Thank you so incredibly much for 10,000+ followers on A Farm Girl’s Life! I honestly can hardly believe it. O.o I could go on about it for an entire post, but that might get a little tiring. All I can say is thank you. ❀

Of course I have to celebrate this milestone some way. *nods* I thought about doing a giveaway, but I wanted it to be something more than one winner can enjoy. So over the past several months I’ve been working hard on creating my first online course! πŸ˜€

If you remember from this post, I’m planning to create multiple video courses on topics like art, photography, and blogging. Since I’m celebrating 10,000 followers and I get comments/emails asking for blogging advice, I figured I’d make this first course on what I’ve learned from the past 7 years of blogging. I’m still not an expert, heh, but hopefully something I’ve learned will be of use to you guys.

If you don’t have a blog, enjoy skimming through the videos anyway! I’m always curious what the bloggers I follow are like in real life, and… well, this still isn’t real life, but you can maybe get to know me better in a video than through a post. Anyway, enough intro. Let’s get started!

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So, the courses I make in the future will be paid ones, but this first mini course is free! It consists of two parts: first, a video full of tips and advice for things like your blog’s appearance, growth, and writing style.

Second, a video on my personal blogging process where I walk you guys through making a post from start to finish, from photographing to editing pictures to writing the actual post.

Let’s start with Part 1! I put some time stamps below the video for your convenience if you want to skim through or refer back to something later.

  • Introduction: 0:00-1:46
  • Blog Appearance: 1:46-9:52
    • Use a clean background: 3:29
    • Make the most of your blog’s theme: 4:56
    • Featured images: 8:29
  • Writing Style: 9:52-14:31
    • Be authentic: 10:17
    • Know your target audience: 11:56
  • Photography: 14:31-17:44
    • Use photos to break up text: 14:40
    • Don’t be afraid to edit your photos: 15:07
    • Use stock photos if you don’t take your own: 15:45
    • Use your own photos + content whenever possible: 16:41
  • Blog Growth: 17:44-22:08
    • Focus on people, not numbers: 18:08
    • Build trust by posting consistently: 19:45
    • Pin or share your posts to social media: 21:23
    • Make good use of the tags on your posts: 21:39
  • Conclusion: 22:08-22:49

Okay, now for part 2! If you found that helpful and/or want to learn about my personal blogging process, sign up for the email list below and I’ll send you the second part! This video has less of me sitting there talking and more of a vlog style at the beginning with screen-sharing or whatever you call it as I make the post. πŸ™‚

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YAY! I’m so happy to have finally finished this tiny course! It took me a ridiculous amount of time to figure out, film, and edit, hehe, but I can’t wait to start making more courses for you guys in the future! The next one, the first “real” paid course, will be on “Hand Lettering + Typography.” If that’s something you’re interested in, type in your email above to get notified when I release it!

Thank you EVER SO MUCH once again for 10,000 followers, guys! What online courses would like to see next?

Thanks so much for reading, my friends, and have a lovely day!



78 thoughts on “10,000 Followers + Blogging Tips Course Release!

  1. Congratulations on 10,000 followers! I will have to check out your videos. With my own blog, so far, I am going against most advice about selecting a niche, so I’ve been posting about many different things and wondering whether I can still do well with it or if I can have multiple topics but organize it differently. Maybe, that’s a question others have. I don’t know. But, I wish you well with your new venture into blogging courses. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much, Susan! That’s a great question. Honestly I don’t have much of a “niche” either. I say I have a lifestyle blog so I can have an excuse to basically post whatever I want. XD Yes, I think organization is helpful. One idea might be to post about certain topics at certain times – maybe art once a month, photography once a month, for example. And as long as your readers are interested in what you write, they will be interested in reading your posts on a variety of topics!
      Thanks for the comment!

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  2. *squeals* CONGRATULATIONS ALLISON!!!!! I am so happy for you! πŸ™‚ I cannot believe that you reached 10,000 followers! You do a wonderful job with your blog posts and I always look forward to reading each one. πŸ™‚ Keep up the great work and keep on using your talents for Jesus!

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  3. Congratulations on reaching 10,000 followers!! That’s a huge milestone and is so exciting.

    I hope you have a nice day!! πŸ’•

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  4. Congratulations on 10 000 followers AlisonπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŒΊ!!
    You are really fun to watch. I was hoping you’d have a trick to get 1 000 followers overnight but that bubble got burstπŸ˜…πŸ€­πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ.
    Also,you are really beautiful🌺. Like I’ve seen pictures of you but the video is so much better. And that smile✨!
    Once again,congratulations and many more to come❀.

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    1. Thank you so so much!
      Aww, I’m so glad. HAHAHA oops. Sorry. :’D πŸ˜›
      Oh my. You’re just always so kind and sweet, Sabrina! Thank you. ❀


  5. Yayyyy! I’m so excited for this!! You did a great job with the video and I LOVE the backdrop! It was also so much fun to see your personality come through in the video (not that it doesn’t in your posts, but I think that it feels like you can get to “know” someone better in a video)! All of your tips are wonderful and super important! Also, congrats on 10,000 followers!! ✨😁

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    1. AHHH THANK YOU! Honestly that means a lot coming from you, Hannah! I love how professional your photos always are. πŸ™‚ And yeah, I totally get what you mean! I had a lot of fun just being myself in the video in a way I’m not always able to in writing. Thanks again for the lovely comment!

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    I can’t imagine that many! I think it’s because my blog is so niche, but it is growing a bit lately. My goal is to get to 1,000 at some point, but I’m not too concerned about it. Those courses look great! I’ll have to check them out.

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    1. Ahh, thanks! I’ve really enjoyed each of those 7 years. πŸ™‚ Aww, that makes me so happy to hear, Maya. Thank you for the kind comment and I’m super happy the tips were helpful for you!

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  7. YAAY!! *throws confetti* So happy for and proud of you, dear friend! The course looks amazing and so professional too, you did a stupendous job! ❀ ❀ ❀

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  8. This is so exciting! That’s a HUGE milestone to hit and you totally deserve it! Congrats on 10,000 followers! And I’m super excited to watch the videos–they look really good!

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      1. I watched the first one and it was really good! All of the tips were super helpful, and it looks really professional! 😁 Thanks so much for sharing and for putting the work into them!

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    1. Wow, it makes me happy to hear from someone who’s been following my blog for so long! Sure! You can sign up to my email list at the bottom of this post to learn more about it and get the second video. Thanks for the comment! I will check out your blog.

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  9. Congratulations on 10,000 followers! I’m glad to be one of them. I enjoyed listening to the video, even though I don’t blog anymore, so I guess it’s not quite applicable for me. It was really well done, and I enjoy listening to your voice! It’s pretty. πŸ™‚

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