Wonderful Wordpress Workshop

Thursday, October 17, 2013 7 Comments A+ a-

What is the best way to share an info-overload workshop? A-ha! Suddenly an idea popped into my mind, similar to the light bulb moments we had during the workshop!  I remembered the universal tip in writing a news article – just answer the 5 W’s (What, Where, When, Who and Why) and 1 H (How)!

Let me do the 5W’s and 1H news writing trick in sharing our “Getting Started with Wordpress” workshop with a little twist.



1.WINNER

Yes, I’m one lucky girl these days. I won a free pass to this workshop through the blog giveaway of Mommy Michelle of Beyond The Silver and The Gold.

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A few days before the workshop, I was sure that I won’t be able to attend the event because of budget constraints. So I was overjoyed and thankful when I opened Mommy Michelle’s blog and found out that I won. Generous mom bloggers always find a way to support me in my blogging endeavors and life projects(I just won another birthday giveaway from Mommy Patricia of Fancy Girl Design Studio! Lucky and happy Nanaystrip!)

2.WEATHER

The night before the workshop, I kept on checking our group’s FB page for updates. Marge of The Happy WAHM and our facilitator, was asking us how we felt about the weather and our scheduled workshop. Almost everyone had the same wish - that the workshop would push through and for good weather.

The show must go on! It was still raining on the day of the workshop but it failed to dampen our hunger for Wordpress knowledge and our facilitators’ determination, professionalism and will to share their skills and valuable insights.

3 & 4. Double WAHMMY = Wonderful Workshop

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I was very grateful to have Marge and Jen (Techie Mom) as our workshop facilitators. The team was overflowing with their genuine and sincere desire to help us understand the ins and outs of Wordpress. I definitely appreciate the personal approach they gave to the highly technical content of the workshop.

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I have been blogging for 2 years but there were basic steps, like cutting your blog posts and inserting “read more/continue reading”, that I only knew during the workshop. It was a nice feeling to be a student again while still having plenty of room to learn on my own.

My fellow workshoppers were also wonderful! We didn’t get to introduce ourselves (excited to get down to Wordpress business,agad-agad!) but we were bound with the passion to create our own little space in social media, be it a personal blog or an online shop.

5. WORK

After the workshop, I realized I have lots of plans for my blog. I have to WORK on my blog’s purpose, where should I specialize, save money to finally get that long-delayed domain name and blog hosting services. I want to have more control of my blog and get hold of those plugins! I think my blog projects deserve another post but it’s best to put these plans into concrete action.

My one H is for HEIMA!

Together with my workshop buddy Van (Shed,Mom), we passed by the Heima shop located at the ground floor of the building.  Awesome shop! Let the pictures speak.

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 Nanays, do you have plans of putting up your own blog?  

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October 17, 2013 at 8:29 AM delete

I want to join the next one for sure. How exciting!

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October 17, 2013 at 7:52 PM delete

I love your post! Congrats on winning and hope to meet you soon!

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van
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October 27, 2013 at 9:56 PM delete

Missed you at the WAHMderful workshop today! Sana manalo ka ulet sa aatendan kong workshops :)

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nanaystrip
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October 28, 2013 at 7:50 AM delete

Hi May! Hope to meet you in one of the WAHM/blogging workshops. :-) Thanks for dropping by.

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nanaystrip
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October 28, 2013 at 7:54 AM delete

Mommy Michelle! Thanks for the free pass. Lucky streak didn't work on me in your last blog giveaway. Hehe. Hope to meet you soon too. I hope I can have some "online raket" to save for the upcoming workshops. I like to attend the workshop on homeschooling this November. :-)

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nanaystrip
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October 28, 2013 at 7:58 AM delete

Van!!! I was in the area yesterday, patingin-tingin, di naman makasali! What's your next target workshop? :-)

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van
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November 2, 2013 at 6:04 AM delete

wala na muna siguro til the end of the year, we shall see!

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