WordPress Workshop Giveaway

by HEAB on September 23, 2012

Hey all, just wanted to let you know about Zesty’s Blog Consulting new WordPress Workshops.  Cory, aka Zesty, has been my go-to blog designer and technical gu-ru ever since I began blogging almost four years ago.  I’ve loved working with Cory as he is creative, reliable, and always quick to answer any of my questions…and trust me, I’ve had a lot of questions. The technical side of blogging has never been my thing, and I hope to take his workshop myself in the future.  However, for now, I’d like to offer all of you a chance to win access to Cory’s training program.

In the words of Cory, In just four, one-hour classes, you’ll master all the basics: how to build custom pages, links and posts, use plugins, update widgets, manage media, and much, much, more. You’ll also get homework and worksheets to make sure you really get it, and you get to ask me all your questions as you go, so you’ll never feel like you’re on your own.  Don’t worry if you’re not a “technical” person. I promise, no experience with computer graphics, coding, or web design is required.  At the completion of the course you will have the skills required to run your blog or website effectively — all by yourself.

Classes for the Beginner WordPress Workshop take place on the following Monday evenings at 8:00 PM EST: October 15, October 22, October 29, and November 5, and as long as you have wi-fi access, you can take them from any location.  Classes for the Advanced WordPress Workshop take place on the following Tuesday evenings at 8:00 PM EST: October 16, October 23, October 28, and November 6, again from any location equipped with wi-fi.

For a chance to win, simply leave a comment below telling me the last text message you sent (Mine was thanking a friend for her Happy Anniversary wishes to me and CD.  5 years yesterday!).  If you don’t win but are still interested in taking the classes, you can click here to register.  The cost of the workshop is $127.00, and all classes will be recorded and made accessible for a limited time to paid members only.

Happy WordPressing!

The giveaway is now closed.  Congrats to winner, Lora.  I hope you enjoy the workshop!

P.S. Love hearing about all of your text messages. 🙂



Howard From Seattle September 27, 2012 at 11:37 pm

The last text msg I sent was to a friend who was traveling to meet his golfing buddies. My msg was short and to the point — “Call me”.

Hope all is going well!

Your friend, Howard

When time permits, would you consider the return of a Pancake Sunday recipe? Thx!

Simone September 26, 2012 at 2:10 pm

The last text message I send was wishing my boyfriend a gurreat day at work 🙂

Danielle September 26, 2012 at 10:12 am

My last text was asking my bestie to go for a walk at the Rose Bowl this afternoon!

Gina September 26, 2012 at 7:30 am

My last text was just five minutes ago to my 13 year-old daughter reminding her to look over her notes for her science test. her response: oh, that’s today?

Love your site!

HEAB September 26, 2012 at 8:35 pm

Thank you Gina, and I hope the science test went okay. 🙂

Denise September 25, 2012 at 11:06 pm

My last text was to a girlfriend in response to a picture she sent me! I can’t give deets! It would be to embarrassing!

HEAB September 26, 2012 at 8:35 pm

Come on…spill it! 😉

kathleen @ the daily crumb September 25, 2012 at 7:52 pm

mine was to my lovely husband asking what he wanted for dinner! we have pretty much the same text convo everyday around 5:30 p.m. 🙂

this workshop looks awesome!

Kashi @ Cape Island Runners September 25, 2012 at 7:50 pm

Happy Anniversary!!

This is an awesome giveaway! My last txt was to my sis, who is battling strep throat and now side effects from the meds “Ugh that is how I was! Are the antibiotics at least helping throat?”

HEAB September 26, 2012 at 8:34 pm

Hope your sister is feeling better!

Kris September 25, 2012 at 11:15 am

My last text was “Maddie just wolf us.” – to my mom who wanted to know if she could call. I’m still in the dark ages with my keyboardless phone and my T9Word texting leaves a lot to be desired. (I meant, Maddie just WOKE UP.) Arg.

HEAB September 26, 2012 at 8:34 pm

Ha! I’m the same way – auto correct has me sending some crazy sounding messages!

Jorge September 25, 2012 at 10:11 am

Hi, my last text was just this morning to my daugther wishing her a happy day and success in a project (robotics) she is leading. She lives out of town and when at the process plant, only way to reach her is texting.
I also have a blog and am eager to win a chance to participate and learn a lot.

Brittany (Healthy Slice of Life) September 25, 2012 at 9:30 am

My last text was to my hubby saying “make that money, honey” -haha!

Nicole September 25, 2012 at 9:20 am

“Thanks for switching your plans, Wednesday would be perfect” Setting up a time to meet up with a friend I haven’t seen in a long time and who tends to be difficult to pin down.

The workshops being offered seem totally brilliant and very needed. The learning curve is steep :\

Ana September 25, 2012 at 7:17 am

My last text message was “Thanks for letting me know, have fun!”
To Matheus when he texted me from his ipod saying he got to his friend’s house. Can’t believe how techie things are nowadays, and more than that, can’t believe how independent my kiddo is already! He walks around the neighborhood to his friend’s houses and texts me when he gets there, and then I text him to come back home.
It is a love/hate relationship with technology, sometimes it takes away from us being together (people seem to like their iphones and ipods way too much), but there are times when I love it and am glad I am able to have access to all this, especially when my boy is a few blocks away :o)
Those workshops sound great, it would be very help to help a mama like me to learn more about it all and help me out with getting back to my blog!

HEAB September 26, 2012 at 8:33 pm

Chris and I were just discussing this tonight. I LOVE my iPhone, but he has some old phone and doesn’t even have texting in his plan. I know it will be challenging to find a good balance when our kids start requesting phones of their own. Definitely a love/hate relationship with all things techie at our house too.

Rita September 24, 2012 at 9:50 pm

My last text was telling my husband I was heading to the gym then the store before coming home tonight.

lauren September 24, 2012 at 9:19 pm

i can’t remember 🙁 I broke my phone on Saturday and have been in a crazy time warp since then.

i will say that i’ve been relying on skype to communicate with family and it’s been awesome! i’ve disconnected in one way, but connected in a new way and it’s been a fun night. Just watched the voice with my sister.

Christina in Ohio September 24, 2012 at 6:58 pm

My last text was to my sister asking if she was going to go to my mom’s house for lunch today 🙂

mbb September 24, 2012 at 6:43 pm

to a friend… “you know i got your back!”

Kat September 24, 2012 at 5:40 pm

i texted my hubby a smiling picture of our 8-month-old daughter “Loves pulling mama’s hair!”

Adri {Food-N-Thought} September 24, 2012 at 5:33 pm

My last text was this morning reminding a friend about our small group meeting tonight.

Serene September 24, 2012 at 5:12 pm

My last text message I sent said

Heather @ Bake, Run, Live September 24, 2012 at 5:02 pm

My texts aren’t very creative! I sent a text to my boyfriend to let him know I had left work “On my way”. My next text will be sent shortly to my mom “Are you home?” so that I can deliver some food and baked goods.

Teresa September 24, 2012 at 4:38 pm

I have been wanting to start a blog for so long (literally years, I think!). But feel lost as to where to start. these would be GREAT!
My last text was to a colleague I do business with. It said “I resubmitted to set up your new account. Let me know if you don’t get a welcome email by tomorrow afternoon!”

Minerva September 24, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Pretty sweet giveaway. The last thing I wrote was to my sister as we parted ways from my parent’s house and she told me to drive safe:
“You too! I love you too!”

Susan September 24, 2012 at 1:49 pm

a simple, xoxo, to sweet husband this morning to let him know I was thinking of him..

Amanda September 24, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Wow – this is a great giveaway! My last text was “Hope the drive is going well” to my long distance boyfriend who had car trouble when he left to go home this morning.

HEAB September 26, 2012 at 8:30 pm

Oh no, hope he made it!

Bonnie September 24, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Awesome giveaway. Thanks! My last text message was to a dear friend sending Happy Monday morning greetings 🙂

Beth September 24, 2012 at 12:34 pm

The last text message I sent was telling my friend goodnight after talking about football for a bit. Awesome giveaway!! Thanks so much!!

Katriel September 24, 2012 at 12:07 pm

My last text message was to my mom about Thank You cards for my wedding. 🙂

Andrea September 24, 2012 at 11:22 am

Last text…
“I’m thinking December 21-28, how does that sound? Is James coming home with you?”

Sent to my daughter who is in culinary school in Miami, FL…trying to get Christmas plans nailed down this week!

I’d love to take a blogging class! Thanks for this opportunity!

Lora September 24, 2012 at 10:40 am

Since my blog has been languishing in disrepair… I could really use a class like this!

My last text was “Okay cool. Keep me in mind. :)” to a friend about trying to fit in lunch together this week.

Kate September 24, 2012 at 10:18 am

The last text I sent was “Love you” to my mom after putting her on a plane home this morning.

Neena September 24, 2012 at 9:34 am

What a great giveaway! The last text I sent was to my friend thanking her for hosting a delicious dinner for us last night!

Lindsay @ Running the Windy City September 24, 2012 at 9:31 am

I’d love to win this giveaway- I definitely need some help with the technical side of blogging!

The last text message I sent was to my mom, she has a cold and I was asking how she’s feeling!

HEAB September 26, 2012 at 8:29 pm

Hi Lindsay,
Hope your mom is feeling better. 🙂

Coco September 24, 2012 at 8:49 am

This would be so great–I could use some blogging tips!

The last text I sent was to my sister-in-law telling her I can’t wait to see her when I visit in November 🙂

Erin September 24, 2012 at 8:38 am

The last text message I sent was yesterday evening, working our dinner plans with dear friends we hadn’t seen in a while! It was fabulous to get back together again.

Justine September 24, 2012 at 8:22 am

Ooooo pick me! Mine was “what’s going on?”, to my hubs last night while he was working.

Bridgette September 24, 2012 at 7:57 am

Happy Anniversary!

My last text was to my sister telling her I would call her later because I had too much info to text 🙂

HEAB September 26, 2012 at 8:29 pm

Thanks Bridgette. 🙂

Scott in Ohio September 24, 2012 at 7:49 am

This is very timely, indeed. Christina and I are looking to do some different stuff with our real estate biz and a WordPress blog would be very helpful.

Last text I sent was to my mom telling her that I’d call her in a few minutes. That’s exciting, huh?

Hope y’all had a chance to celebrate your 5th. How things have changed for you two! Congratulations!

HEAB September 26, 2012 at 8:28 pm

Thanks Scott! We ended up taking all the kiddos to some live music in the park. It was a good night. 🙂

katie @KatieDid September 24, 2012 at 7:36 am

very cool opportunity! the last text message I sent was to my dad thanking him for visiting me at work!

Megan September 24, 2012 at 6:48 am

This would be soo helpful right now!! Last text I sent was to my mom telling her what to do in Chicago (she’s visiting, I used to live there). Thanks!!

Laurie B September 24, 2012 at 6:34 am

Hi Heather – i’d love to win this workshop. The last text I sent was “Love u too, Honey!” to my daughter. Thanks!

Trisha September 24, 2012 at 6:28 am

My last text was saying “perfect!” to something a friend of mine told me about details for our plans this week.

This is a fantastic giveaway!

Laura September 24, 2012 at 6:26 am

I would LOVE to win this!! I have started a blog twice but stopped because all the techy stuff confused the heck out of me! My last text was “where are you, I’m hungry!” I was waiting for the hubby to get back from the grocery store!

Lou September 24, 2012 at 3:22 am

What a great give-away, Heather. I am really not good at the tech side of blogging so this would be fantastic 🙂

My last text was…. Beach? Tomorrow? Play date ahoy! (Sorting out a beach date with friends + babies!)

HEAB September 26, 2012 at 8:27 pm

So jealous. Would love a beach play date with you!

Karen September 24, 2012 at 2:52 am

My last text was saying goodnight to my sister and that I hope she has a good day tomorrow!

Nicole September 24, 2012 at 2:26 am

Last sent an oatmeal breakfast recipe to my sister!

Yvonne S September 24, 2012 at 2:12 am

The timing on this is so perfect– I’ve been thinking more and more about starting a blog, but have no idea how to start.

This is super embarrassing, but my last text was to my husband: said I missed him and wanted to see him naked! Sorry if this is crass, but at least you *must* know it’s true! Thank you for this giveaway, and hope you, your husband and the babies are all doing well. 🙂

HEAB September 26, 2012 at 8:27 pm

Ha, I love it! 🙂 And thank you, we are doing well. Same to your and your husband, but it sounds like you two are doing a-okay. 😉

Amy September 23, 2012 at 11:37 pm

Mine was “good”. My dh was asking how I was. Ive been contemplating starting a big for a few years now. This would probably push me over, lol.

Cheryl Azoulay September 23, 2012 at 10:01 pm

My last text was today to my god-daughter when I finally found out I had part of her email address wrong: “Ah! I had it as “nexigirlie”!” All these years turns out it should have been “Mexigirlie”. I always wondered why it never made sense.

HEAB September 26, 2012 at 8:26 pm

Ha! That made me laugh. 🙂

Susan September 23, 2012 at 9:58 pm

My last text was to my friend hoping it was cooler at her house than the 100 degree weather we’ve been having here!

Carolyn September 23, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Last text message was “Rembrandts. That would be good.” (deciding on which coffeeshop would work best for a productive night of resume-updating/job-applying!

chris September 23, 2012 at 8:50 pm

The last text I sent was wishing someone best wishes at a new job.

Natalie September 23, 2012 at 8:35 pm

cute comment idea and I just made your almond flour cookies, yum!! last text message I sent was a picture of myself and my brother from when he was 6 months old – to my sister – because he looks just like my baby girl! (5 mos old)

HEAB September 26, 2012 at 8:25 pm

Yum indeed. Chris has been requesting those cookies ever since I made them, but I need to get more almond flour. Hope your baby girl (+ your two other babies) are all doing well! 🙂

Aimee September 23, 2012 at 8:29 pm

Happy Anniversary!!
The last text message I sent about 5 minutes ago was to my Mum saying ‘Got an amazing email from Philippa (blogger friend), truly made my day! It was so lovely and motivating!’
Random but true!

HEAB September 26, 2012 at 8:24 pm

Thank you Aimee. 🙂

Irina @ Chocolatea Time September 23, 2012 at 8:18 pm

First of all, happy anniversary to you and CD 🙂 Here’s to many many more decades together!

The last message I sent was a photo from Russia to my dad so that he could use it for his phone wallpaper.

HEAB September 26, 2012 at 8:24 pm

Thank you Irina! 🙂

Jess September 23, 2012 at 8:09 pm

Last text I sent was – Don’t forget the Avocados! (To my husband).

HEAB September 26, 2012 at 8:24 pm

Avocados – VERY important. Hope he remembered. 🙂

Ali : The Healthy Hostess September 23, 2012 at 7:57 pm

I would love to win! I spend hours trying to learn something simple for my blog. 🙂
My last text to a friend/neighbor : Come over anytime tomorrow! I made cookies, and roasted butternut squash. Both delish.

HEAB September 26, 2012 at 8:23 pm

Um, can I come over too? 😉

Lauren September 23, 2012 at 7:52 pm

My text said “hahah so awesome” in response to the pic of my 18 mo nephew who put my brothers shoes on all by himself and walked in the room. 🙂

HEAB September 26, 2012 at 8:23 pm

So cute. Love it. 18 months is such a fun age. 🙂

candice September 23, 2012 at 7:45 pm

My husband and I want to go “frolfing”.. so this was my text to my friend who just went. We are always trying new things! “Hey lyssa, when you played frisbee golf, did you just use regular frisbees or did you use the special disc for it?”

HEAB September 26, 2012 at 8:23 pm

OK, had no idea what “frolfing” was at first, but I get it now. Sounds like fun.

Alison (AlisonCanRead) September 23, 2012 at 7:37 pm

Wow, this post/giveaway couldn’t come at a better time. I’m strongly thinking about switching my blog from blogger to wordpress.

As for my last text – I just moved from California to Montana a few weeks ago. I texted my friend this afternoon saying I missed her and that I’d call her later tonight.

Happy anniversary! My husband and I have been married 5 years too. No kids yet, unfortunately. We’re trying.

I sure hope I win!

HEAB September 26, 2012 at 8:22 pm

Thanks Alison, and happy five years to your and your husband as well. The babies will come – stay positive. 🙂

Lyndsay September 23, 2012 at 7:23 pm

My last text was sent to my mom to tell her that my son has been crawling around all day today. We knew he could do it, but he’s been being lazy for the longest time so the fact that he has crawled more than two steps (crawls?) is amazing.

HEAB September 26, 2012 at 8:21 pm

Ahh, so exciting. I remember those days. We usually hand all of our baby clothes down to friends and relatives, but the “crawling” stage clothes went straight to the trash as the knees were all black! He’ll be walking before you know it. 🙂

Amanda September 23, 2012 at 7:05 pm

I’m DYING to start my own blog!! I just need some help! 🙂

My last text said “I love you!” to my husband! 🙂

Kaila @healthyhelperblog! September 23, 2012 at 6:25 pm

Last text message was to my mom telling her what I needed at the grocery store LOL! “so all together, turkey, bananas, celery, carrots, yogurt, and sandwich bags!” Hope I win! I could really use some tech help!

Deirdre @ Oh Well Whatever September 23, 2012 at 6:19 pm

What a cool giveaway, I would love win this!

Last text was to my friend Jody this morning after church to let her know I was at the restaurant for breakfast where she was meeting me. Great breakfast!

Rachel September 23, 2012 at 6:01 pm

This is a great contest and I could really use the wordpress classes! The last text message that I sent was to my best friend and it said, “want to come visit me next weekend?”

Kathi September 23, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Just sent a text to my daughter telling her I hope she had a great weekend visiting her cousin at college and that I love her! 😉

Shauna September 23, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Hmmm….I have been seriously thinking about starting a blog and haven’t gotten much beyond deciding on WordPress if I do, so this would be great. Last text was celebrating my friend’s new ability to text now that she got a an iPhone, but reminding her that her old fashioned friend doesn’t have unlimited texting!

Michele September 23, 2012 at 5:25 pm

My last text was to my brother commenting on my walk today — said it was a little turtlish but that was fine since I haven’t walked recently.

Alicia September 23, 2012 at 5:19 pm

Talking to my sister about possible internships- “Awesome! Well probably it’s smaller or something like that or thats how its done up north but year let me know so I can email her”

I started a blog 4 days ago and would love to learn more about it. I love it so far and want to learn so much more!!

Gianna September 23, 2012 at 4:54 pm

” Hillsong Church is at Gramercy theater E23rd and Lexington at 10/12/2/4/6/8 and 9:45. It’s going to be another epic Sunday and I’ll have a seat saved for you :). Txt me when you’re here!”

trang September 23, 2012 at 4:48 pm

the last text message I sent was to say happy birthday to my cousin! I just started publicly blogging and this workshop would be a godsend!

Alana September 23, 2012 at 4:44 pm

I would be so thrilled to win this workshop. I generally think of myself as a tech-savvy individual, but Wordpress is just so overwhelming and confusing to me. Makes me feel old and not with the times (I’m only 29!).
The last text I sent was to my husband and said:
Eggs, almond butter, and Greek yogurt too please!

( additions to his Trader Joe’s shopping list for this afternoon)

Marisa September 23, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Crazy that I just ran across this… I have been trying to build up the guts to start my own food blog and keep getting stuck at the nitty gritty parts of it- naming it, and setting up the physical blog. I blog for my college’s admissions office, but when I graduate in December, I will need a new spot! Financially, this isn’t something I would be able to do on my own, so I would love the free workshop!

On a sad note, the last text I sent was to a friend whose father just passed away. He is home with his family and I texted him “I’m glad your family can be together and support one another. Wish I could give you a hug because I really don’t know what to say.” It’s a hard situation but everyone will heal in time.

Thanks for your great recipes- your cowboy quinoa made an appearance in my apartment this weekend 🙂

HEAB September 26, 2012 at 8:19 pm

Oh, so sorry to hear about your friend’s dad, and I hope the family is doing okay.

Keri September 23, 2012 at 4:08 pm

My last text was to my dad, telling him “Brendan will call you in a minute” – because my fiance was going to help him fix his computer! I could definitely use this workshop; I run a few websites and definitely wish I knew what I was doing!

caroline September 23, 2012 at 3:44 pm

I would Love this chance! Thanks

My last text message was ” what kind of saw?” I was talking about a saw to saw open a cow head. haha not something you hear everyday! I am into organ meats (aka gutsy blog name) and some friend gave me a whole cow head..now I just have to figure out how to get it cut up into soup size bones!..it should be interesting 🙂

HEAB September 26, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Nope, haven’t ever discussed cow heads via text. Hope you figured it out.

Aubry September 23, 2012 at 3:09 pm

I would be so eternally grateful if I won so much I want to do with my blog to help!!!

To be honest the last text I sent was “oh”. Not exactly a winner lol:)

Tracy September 23, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Happy Anniversary, Heather & CD!!! Hope you had a lovely celebration.

HEAB September 26, 2012 at 8:17 pm

Thanks Tracy, we did. Hung out with all the kiddos and listened to live music. It was a good night. 🙂

Carly September 23, 2012 at 2:53 pm

I haven’t had a phone for a couple of years … maybe more … yes definitely more. I have no idea what the last text message I sent was because I was pregnant and couldn’t remember a thing!!! I hope I still qualify, I NEED these workshops!

Joanne September 23, 2012 at 2:40 pm

First, I just have to say how crazy it is that I stumble upon this post. A friend of mine texted me with a crisis: her mom bought a ton of baked goods from Costco, and she was having a serious craving for carrot cake after seeing the one her mom brought home and asked me if I knew of any healthy recipes for muffins to send her so she could quelm the beast. I told her I’d scour my go-to healthy food&living blogs and get back to her, and yours was one of the first sites I checked. The last text I sent was to this friend, saying “Right!!!! But it is!!!!” in response to her telling me one of the recipes I sent her to which she replied “omg it doesn’t eben look healthy! it looks devilish! I’m excited!!”

Fate? I think so! I’m trying to move from tumblr to my own blog, and I have an account on WordPress and got the ball rolling, but I am SO lost. I have no idea where to start or what to do, this workshop would be so amazing. Thanks for such an incredible giveaway!!!

HEAB September 26, 2012 at 8:16 pm

I’m honored to be one of your go-to healthy websites. Thank you and good luck with the blog move!

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