I’m about to throw some psychology lingo at you so brace yourself (blogging tips coming)…
Zone Of Proximal Development
Ok, I know you are like, “Hil, I came here for a post on blogging success. What are you talking about?!”
I used to hear about the Zone of Proximal Development quite a bit back in my Early Childhood Development study days. But, it is certainly not something that gets thrown around every day, so allow me to explain how this concept can help us with blogging…
Basically, ZPD is the difference between what a learner can do on his or her own and what he or she can do with help.
If you are nerdy like me and want to learn more, check this out Zone Of Proximal Development Simply Psychology .
But, my point is, if you want to learn how to blog fast, you’ve got to embrace the ZPD! Stop trying to figure it out on your own. Get help.
There are so many bloggers that have gone before and figured this online medium out who can support you. If you find someone to personally mentor you, and show you the ropes in person, then you are blessed, my friend. Take advantage of that. But, if not, there are a myriad of ways to learn how to blog online. Here are my favorite three…
3 Online Blog “Scaffolding” Opportunities
YouTube has a wealth of knowledge on writing, social media, affiliate marketing, and many more topics that are part of the blogging landscape. And it’s free!
Type in any blogging topic into the YouTube search and you are likely to find a video to help you out.
Check out this post by Aaron Lee I watched YouTube For A WHOLE Day And Learned These Four Blogging Tips
And while you are over on the YT, don’t forget to subscribe to the Immensely Social Channel!
Yes, yes. I need to join a Pinners Anonymous group because I have a Pinterest addiction. But, it is an amazing resource for bloggers. I even have a whole board dedicated to Blogging Success:
3. Online Course Platforms
There are some awesome online platforms that allow you to take blogging courses either free or at a very low cost. Here are two that I have personally used to help me up my blogging game (click the pics to head on over ad check them out):
Skillshare a huge variety of short, easy, and fun classes
Udemy the academy of You. They run deals on courses all the time.
Happy Learning and cheers to your blogging success!
If you are starting a blog from scratch, check out this post by Blogging Titan: How To Start A Blog