Blog Instructor

Lena Gott

I have been blogging on WhatMommyDoes for nearly 6 years and writing online since 2008. I also LOVE teaching. I was also an online course instructor for the University of Phoenix for 7 years (teaching business writing & accounting) and only left because I had to as my family AND blog grew! Adventures in Blogging is my return to teaching, while still maintaining my own blog and using it as an example in many of my lessons. In addition to teaching, I worked in a corporate job as a CPA before quitting to become a stay-at-home-mom in 2007, and after a while at home, I wanted something to call my own.I started my blog as a creative outlet. It seems just yesterday that my blog was simply an idea I had and never thought anything much would come of it......I built up my blog piece by piece over the years, slowly adding content as I had time during nap times and preschool hours and at night, and now I am a full time blogger. I really can't believe the amazing opportunities we have as bloggers. I am so excited you decided to join me on my blogging adventures!

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Day 1

    • Some Important Considerations for Your Blog

    • What can your blog be about?

    • Day 1 Homework

    • Blog Topic Brainstorm Worksheet

  • 2

    Day 2

    • “When can I start making money from my blog?”

    • Realistic Time Commitment

    • How do bloggers make money?

    • Day 2 Homework

  • 3

    Day 3

    • What you need to know about hosting

    • How to Choose a Blog Name

    • Action Step: Sign up for web hosting

  • 4

    Day 4

    • Let's plan it ALL out!

    • First things first: who you're writing for

    • 5 types of content your blog needs

    • How to determine your blog categories

    • Day 4 Homework

    • Blog Categories & Subcategories Worksheet

  • 5

    Day 5

    • How to choose a blog theme

    • What you need to know about the Genesis framework

    • Customizing your theme & publishing your first post

    • There you have it! A brand new blog!

  • 6

    Next Steps in Your Blogging Journey

    • What to do next

    • More Blogging Education