In this podcast I talk with you about the 5 Horrible Mistakes I made When Teaching Blogging. If you didn’t know, I have a program that people have ordered to learn more about working with the WordPress platform from a blind user’s point of view. I have gotten positive and negative feedback from the course, and I hope to share the mistakes I feel I have made in order to help you avoid making them. A few additional things will be sprinkled threw out the show notes to offer you hidden information for checking them out.
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The first point in the podcast is that I did things the way that I did them. I learned that people don’t always want to learn the same way that I do, and it’s possible that my material isn’t helping them.I’ll do a future podcast on things i’ve learned about myself planning things out and outlining podcasts in advance in a future podcast, so stay subscribed in iTunes or Stitcher.
The second Horrible Mistake I made when teaching blogging is I didn’t keep up on latest WordPress information Updates to WordPress happened and I didn’t address these updates in my training. I do have out dated training, and after recording them a few times I don’t feel motivated to record them again and that’s why you can’t get the training at this time. If I would have subscribed to podcasts, blogs, and youtube videos to learn more about what was going on I would have updated my trainings.
The third Horrible Mistake I made was that I often spoke two fast. I have always had a problem with this, and people told me that I should slow down. I have gotten into slowing down to help people that don’t listen as fast as I do understand the content, and as I explained in the podcast it’s even at the point that I may need to have others ask me to slow down if they don’t understand material i’m sharing.
When I recorded the training for WordPress from a blind guys point of view, I learned that there were some point where people were unable to follow what I was sharing with them. I either didn’t explain the material clearly, or I spoke too fast that they couldn’t understand what I was saying. I think the recordings for the WordPress with a blind guy program have been reported two or three times. The lesson in this mistake is that I need to take the time to slow down and explain things in detail. When reporting lessons, it’s important to remember that not everyone is at the same level as you are. That’s why they’re coming to you in order to get taught.
Thinking back on it, the fourth Horrible Mistake i made when teaching blogging was that I didn’t learn different verticals of blogging. I created a Basic membership site with a second plugin to serve the content with all menus stripped. In retrospect, I could probably go back and with the use of the theme not need that third party plug-in to display the main page when people login. I did not however produce any training wow Setting up that membership site, so could not offer that as a product at this time…
I didn’t do much in relation to course management software for e-commerce plug-ins for WordPress. I didn’t however know that the people who were getting the training I was providing would want this material. Lessons learned in this case is that I should listen to my customers who have purchased content from me and take that feedback to make a better product. Then, keep track of all of the questions I’m asked, and produce additional content to answer those questions.
WordPress is an evolving platform, and I had my fifth Horrible Mistake because i failed to have a clear spot to start. I knew that I had to explain to people that they needed to install word press, and I even understood that reminding the students they could bookmark the login page might make it easier for the lessons to continue. I did not however clearly walk people through the process of setting up their domain name with the hosting that they’re setting word press up on. This is one of those places where there are thousands of ways to do this and i don’t know that there would be anything i could do in order to satisfy everyone.
My failure to have a clear ending point was due to my not designing a lesson plan. Future content on that mistake coming soon, however the lesson i learned in this case is that creating an outline helps guide the information. …
I felt also like I needed to try to help everyone. I know that I can’t help everyone, however when I wasn’t helping those who i knew i could help i thought I wasn’t doing my best at providing my services. An example of this is that I don’t do all of my WordPress work on windows, so i couldn’t answer questions regarding windows and WordPress efficiently. I also didn’t understand all aspects of WooCommerce, more did I know the ins and outs of a membership service. Lesson learned though, it’s ok to say I don’t know.
You are aware now of the 5 Horrible Mistakes I made When Teaching Blogging. Take the lessons learned in these notes to help yourself create your first or next product so that you can get it to those who need it from you. No One Else can Do what you Do.
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Tomorrow lets chat regarding The Truth About WordPress Sites In 4 Little Words . Your going to love this, because you already know it, but you don’t believe it. Leave a comment and lets see what you think it may be.