The Blogging from the Heart FAQ



In this six-week e-course I’ll be sharing everything I know about blogging from the heart, as learned through the ups and downs, experiments, failures and successes from my decade of being online. It’s been quite the ride!


How the course works

All the lessons will be emailed to you so you can expect something from me in your inbox every weekday, Monday to Friday, for six weeks.

Monday to Thursday I’ll be sharing lessons and prompts and on Fridays I’ll share an inspiring interview with a blogger I admire. You can also look forward to some videos from me scattered throughout the course :-)

Additionally we have our Facebook group where we can connect and chat! You can always access the group by clicking the Facebook link in the footer of the daily emails.


At the end of the course

1. On the last day I’ll give you a downloadable ebook of the entire course so you can go back through the lessons whenever you like. The videos will be viewable on a password-protected page on — the link will be included in the ebook.

2. The private Facebook group will remain online forever — you’ll be able to connect with each other for as long as you like!


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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to be in class at a certain time?

No, there are no set times you have to be in class. This is a self-paced class, so you can fit it in whenever is best for you. Expect to spend about an hour or two on the course each week, maybe more if you get inspired to write lots of blog posts! Some of you might like to read the email the minute it arrives while others may prefer to go through the week’s lessons at the weekend. It’s totally up to you.

There’s no “homework” — dip in and out of the lessons and ENJOY yourself!

What time will the emails arrive?

The course emails are sent out at 8am London-time — depending on where you are in the world this might be a different time for you, so you can check your time zone here.

How do I join the Facebook group?

First, make sure you are logged into your Facebook account. Next, head over to the Blogging from the Heart group page and click on the Ask to Join Group button on the top right-hand side of the page. My lovely assistant Jess will then check to make sure you are a member of this class before approving your request. Once approved (it shouldn’t take too long) you’ll be all set to start connecting with your classmates!

If for any reason Jess can’t find your name on the class register she’ll send you a Facebook message asking for the secret word to confirm you’re on this course — the secret word is: MIRACLE

I don’t like Facebook and would rather not join — will I miss anything if I’m not part of the Facebook group?

Not at all. Joining the Facebook group is completely optional so if you don’t have a Facebook account please don’t feel you have to open one just for this course. All the course content will be sent to you via email so you won’t miss out if you don’t join the Facebook group — it’s simply an extra place where you guys can connect and share your blog posts if you want to.

Can I promote my business in the Facebook group?

No. Our Facebook group is a place to come together as a community and share our journey through the course and I encourage you guys to share your blogs and posts, trials and triumphs, but please try not to promote your business/Etsy store etc in the group while the course is running. When the course has finished the FB group will remain online and you can move forward as a community in whichever way feels right for you (meaning you can share your businesses and projects!). But while the course is in session please do use your discretion. Thanks for understanding :-)

Is there a blog roll I can add my details to?

Yes! I’ve created a document in the Facebook group. You’ll find the link to the “docs” in the menu bar at the top, to the right of the group name. Feel free to add your blog address, website, Twitter link, Instagram, Pinterest, Etsy store, etc.

Can I invite a friend who’s not doing the course into the Facebook group?

No. The group is just for members of this course. xo


Useful links

How to start a blog: a beginner’s guide
Useful roundup of minimal WordPress themes
HTML cheat sheet for beginners

Canva – Easy to use online free graphic design tool — great for making blog graphics and PDFs
Pixlr — online photo editing tool
PicMonkey — another great online photo editing tool
The Ink Nest — royalty-free clip art, illustrations, vector files + scrapbooking resources
Unsplash — free stock photos
Pixabay — more free stock photos
Stocksy — royalty-free photos you can buy (so worth it, they have a great selection)
How To Make Product Collages For Your Blog

Hemingway app — useful online editing tool for help with sentence structure, grammar and more!

The Blog Stylist – SO much useful info here


Book suggestions

Bird by Bird: Instructions on Writing and Life
Blogging for Bliss
Expressive Photography: The Shutter Sisters’ Guide to Shooting from the Heart
Graphic Design for Non-Designers: Essential Knowledge, Tips, and Tricks
No One Cares What You Had for Lunch: 100 Ideas for Your Blog
The Huffington Post Complete Guide to Blogging
The Right to Write: An Invitation and Initiation into the Writing Life
Writing Begins with the Breath: Embodying Your Authentic Voice
Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer within