Getting Started with Saga Swell
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Getting Started with Saga Swell

Learn the ins and outs of the newest content marketing platform
4.0 (5 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,100 students enrolled
Created by Cody Higdem
Last updated 9/2014
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn how to manage your blog with Saga Swell
  • Learn the basics of blogging
  • Developing a solid routine to keep you posting consistently
  • Start getting followers
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Excel sucks at keeping track of your blogging calendar and most other tools are even worse (pen and paper, anyone?). I'm going to teach you the basics of Saga Swell, a content marketing system that makes blogging easy.

I'll take you through the current features of Saga Swell (updated as needed) and show you how to apply them with tips and techniques that I've learned by using it. This is an expanding course designed to keep you informed about how Saga Swell works and can get you more followers.

I also provide some background for the beginning blogger to get your feet wet. You'll want to take notes.

The course is made from screencasts and largely video format. It can be digested over the course of a week, though someone who wants push through can do so in one day (not recommended). This is the perfect course for either a beginner trying to learn about blogging or those who want to learn how to maximize their use of Saga Swell. Join now to get the most out of Saga Swell!

Who is the target audience?
  • Bloggers just getting started
  • Bloggers who want to learn more about Saga Swell
  • Journalists who want to learn more about Saga Swell
  • Experts who want to impart their knowledge to the next generation
  • Entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses looking to increase their digital presence
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Curriculum For This Course
23 Lectures
Getting Started
1 Lecture 06:42

I take you through the people who are going to find this course interesting. In general it will be for bloggers, journalists, experts, entrepreneurs, internet marketers and people who are passionate enough about a topic to wanna write about it. This is generally design for some kind of blog.

Preview 06:42
Register with Saga Swell
3 Lectures 09:03

I'm going to take you through the basics of setting up your blog but first you need to become a registered user at

Preview 01:32

If you want a blog you'll need to make sure you have your profile set up right. In this video I take you through the ins and outs of the Saga Swell blogging management system's profile features and how to put the right info in.

Create your profile
Searching, pitching and reading messages on Saga Swell
3 Lectures 06:45

Saga Swell makes finding other authors and bloggers easy. In this example you'll see how to search by a few different ways.

Searching for Someone

Saga Swell has a very simple private messaging system that is the core of the pitch pen concept. As we continue to develop and listen to your needs and wants we'll improve the pitch pen system to what makes the most sense.

How to Write a Pitch using Saga Swell

Sending a pitch is one thing. Reading one is another. In the simple .1 Saga Swell version it's very easy to read.

How to read a pitch on Saga Swell
How to use Twitter with Saga Swell
3 Lectures 11:12

This lesson runs you through the process of connecting to Saga Swell via Twitter.

Preview 01:50

Just like in Twitter you can post immediately.

Post immediately to Twitter

The real reason why most people would use Saga Swell is to schedule a tweet.

Schedule a Tweet with Saga Swell
Editorial Calendar
3 Lectures 12:30

Every successful blogger needs to keep organized. I'm going to give you a tour of Saga Swell's key feature which helps you do just that.

Orientation for the Editorial Calendar

Editorial Process

Put the idea book and the brain storming ideas into one big action plan to show you how to do it.

Editorial Phases
Blogging Basics
4 Lectures 32:10

This lesson goes over some key points and tries to keep it very simple. If you are a pro-blogger or been around long enough to know what a blog is congrats move on to the next lesson.

What is a blog?

Grabbing the attention of the reader is vital. This is probably going to be one of the hardest things you'll have to write.

Basic headline

Learn the general in's and out's when focusing on main body of your article.

Basic body

I show a few examples of how the body of an article is setup so that you can get an idea of how to write one.

Body Content Examples
Blogging Basics
2 Lectures 13:31

A quick down and dirty to learn how to keep creative juices flowing.


A cool way to go through the entire brain storming session to write better content.

Mind Mapping Examples
Establishing your editorial calendar and cycle
3 Lectures 20:15

Like a journalist or a magazine you need to stay organized. This can definitely do it for you.

Let the game's begin!

Learn how to do this on a daily basis so your editorial calendar is setup you can keep on writing.

Daily build up

A catch all way to think about blogging.

Rule of thumbs for beginners
Final Thoughts
1 Lecture 02:23

I want to thank everyone who followed through here. If you want to keep going on see my next course which takes you step by step through EVERYTHING about blogging.

Final thoughts
About the Instructor
Cody Higdem
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