Tips for building a remarkable blog | a FREE three-part training series

Last year, I closed my eyes and leapt into the world of self-hosted blogging.

What could have been a very scary (and extremely messy) process, was made simple and enjoyable by my friend Rita Barry, the Blog Genie.

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She held my hand as I made changes to my theme, layout and header. She remained patient with me when I changed my mind (again and again). She suggested simple and elegant solutions to make my blog easier to read, navigate and share. (And right now, she’s helping me put together a new fitness service for YOU; details coming soon…)

Whenever I hit a stumbling block (comments disappearing! side bar gone! videos not loading!) or just need some help installing a new plugin, she’s quick to answer my emails and put everything to rights.

Sound like somebody you need in your life?

Starting next week, Rita shares her tips and tricks for building a remarkable blog. This free, three-part training series runs from July 23rd through August 12th and includes the following weekly themes:

Are You Blogging In the Right Niche? – July 23
The Art of Getting Things Done – July 30
Believe You Can – August 6

Once the three week series is complete, you’ll have the opportunity to sign up for her longer and more in-depth Blog School.

Although the training series is free, you do need to enrol. Click through the thumbnail below to reserve your spot now. I’ll be joining in as well, since there are always new things to learn in ‘blog land’!

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Will you join me?

Disclaimer: Although I love Rita’s products and services so much that I’d happily share her with you for free, as an affiliate of The Blog Genie, I do receive financial compensation for referrals that lead to new clients for her. There, all disclosed!

Looking for an inexpensive way to jump-start your journey to fitness and health? Join my online Bootcamp today! Get more info by clicking the image below.

Looking for an inexpensive way to jump-start your journey to fitness and health? Join my online Bootcamp today! Get more info by clicking the image below.


  1. Your blog always was good but even more so now & all you write about!!! I would hire this lady in a second if I had $$!!! I did click on the link but it said starting August 13 – I entered anyway but HONESTLY with the plans in the work, not sure I will do this since I want to take some steps back.. I am thinking about it till then! πŸ™‚
    Jody – Fit at 55 recently posted…Cherish the Journey, I AM ENOUGH; Under Armour GIVEAWAY WINNER!My Profile

    • Thanks so much Jody! Yes, the official Blog School registration opens August 13th, but the FREE series begins next week. By adding your email to the list in the link, you’ll be automatically registered for the 3-part series. I believe you’ll then get a reminder when it’s time to register for the bigger program. You should definitely do the three part series; I am!

  2. I signed up but nowhere does she say what time this happens. The rascal.

  3. Free, you say?! I need the art of getting things done. That or an assistant. πŸ˜‰
    Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table recently posted…What I Ate On My 30th BirthdayMy Profile

    • Exactly! I love all things free! (and perhaps I could pay my oldest to be my assistant? now that’s a thought…)

  4. I’ve heard the best things about Rita! I’m keeping her in mind for the day I need her… I know it’s coming. πŸ™‚
    Laura @ Mommy Run Fast recently posted…Homemade Healthy Popsicles + WIAWMy Profile

  5. Sounds awesome! Your blog looks amazing btw. πŸ™‚

  6. Rita is a SERIOUS miracle worker!!!! She held BOTH of my hands… Shit, she CARRIED ME as I moved my blog to self hosted!! AH HA HA! She is an amazing lifesaver and I would highly recommend her to EVERYONE! I am such an idiot when it comes to wordpress, etc… And she calmed my nerves tremendously!!! πŸ˜€
    GiGi Eats Celebrities recently posted…An Australian Get Away, Thanks To Teas’ TeaMy Profile

  7. Very cool. I signed up. There’s such a huge learning curve and every time I sit down to do something small on my blog. I’m at the computer for hours.
    Kim Lindsey recently posted…Invaluable LessonMy Profile

    • Kim, I had to laugh at your last statement. My family knows that when I say “I’ll be done in 10 minutes” it usually means more like an hour if blog tweaking is the task! See you at Blog School!

  8. Tamara, ain’t that the truth? Lol
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