The Thread

Makelight's May focus

It's never just a blog.
You have a passion.
Learn to gather people around you who share yours.

Join a group of people who feel the same, all working together to improve how we're incorporating better storytelling into our blogs.

An inspiring series of accessible videos and exercises to help you to start, improve or grow your blog. Plus live Q&As, tools and discussion in our supportive Makelight community.

Our brand new blogging course is running all through May. Read on to find out all about it!

Join in

The Makelight focus for May

Makelight.com is an online learning membership site for creators, makers and doers.

A community of entrepreneurs, Instagrammers and bloggers all learning how to grow communities, online audiences and businesses around what we're passionate about.

Each month we have a Makelight Focus, and in May it's all about blogging.

Learn how to establish a voice, get set up for publishing without the headaches, build a following and get blogging in an achievable, enjoyable and positive way.

We have both been blogging for over ten years and can’t wait to share our passion for writing and publishing with you throughout the month of May.

The nature of blogging has changed significantly over the past few years but we believe that it still has an important place in building a business or project. It is also a wonderful creative activity that can really help you live your best life. Something that can both grow your business and help you in life must be a good thing!

There will be a series of lessons for you to take at your own pace covering these topics:

What we'll be covering

  • Why blog?

  • Finding Your Niche

  • Blog where?

  • The importance of blog design and images

  • Content planning

  • Building an audience

  • Working with brands/PR companies


On top of all of these videos and exercises, we'll have a set of resources to help you with setting up your blog, reaching an audience and inspiration, and a series of Live Q&As to answer all your blogging related questions.

This course is hosted by Emily and Stef, co-founders of Makelight.

If we've not met yet then we're excited to host you this month!


Emily Quinton has won a blogging award, secured a book deal through her online writing, spoken at blogging conferences, been featured on lots of blogs and in many more magazines… and turned her blog into a business that convinced Stef to quit his thing to join her full time!

Blogging is part of Emily's every day, whether it’s writing, planning new content or reading her favourite blogs.

She believes passionately in blogging from the heart and for all the great things blogging has done for her career, it is what it has done for her as a mother that she cherishes the most.



Stef Lewandowski is known for his writing on Medium and he's appeared in Lifehacker, Quartz, the Observer and lots of other places over the years. He writes very occasionally, but when he does, his posts tend to last for a long time.

Back before the days of Wordpress, Stef and his friends invented a way to post image and text updates for a travel journal. That year the project was featured in a book about future trends on the internet, and Stef's been ahead of the curve on what's coming next ever since.

Stef will be contributing with thoughts about how to choose the right blogging platform and getting the tech side of your blog in order.

Join in this May

It's going to be a great course if you're starting out, or getting going with blogging. Or even if you've been doing it a little while and need to re-focus. It's our whole membership focus for May, so we hope you'll sign up and join in! Remember there are only 100 places available. Don't miss out!

Emily and Stef xo

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