Of course, you must be as objective as possible when writing a review about a product or service. My aim is to do that. Unconsciously your prejudices always play a role. Or there are small things that annoy you that actually have nothing to do with the product, like accents and appearances. Or do they matter?
This review is about the online Udemy Course:
3-Step Writing System: Blogging & Writing Secrets [2019 NEW]/
from Tyler Speegle.
Tyler’s course looks ok. It’s nothing special, short films with spoken text, PowerPoint sheets and some images. Tyler comes into the picture to address you. It is more or less the standard as most instructors do at Udemy. The interface is clean and uncluttered and works well on all operating systems. I have used MacOS, IOS and Windows.
The course is clear, well-arranged and offers good tips and instructions for every novice blogger about writing blogs.
The things Tyler proposes in his 3-Step Writing Plan are not revolutionary. Many of the things he proposes I did already do, in a somewhat different way. I must admit that I have learned a few new things. In particular about the use of useful online tools that I did not know. Or I use them in another way and about the layout of the posts. You only have a few seconds to spark the interest of your website visitor. And you have to do that the first time right. This is something Tyler explains well.
Variety of Materials
The variation of the learning material is limited, it is only the videos with a small quiz at the end of each chapter. The quiz is not much. If you have paid any attention you can effortlessly answer the questions. There are also three files included: A list of online tools, a document about writing blog headlines and a list of books about the art of writing. But I would rather have had an overview of the points discussed in the videos.
The price is right for what is offered. You usually get a lot for little money at Udemy if you buy during the sale, where the prices usually fluctuate between € 10.- and € 15.-. If the course is not on sale, you should not buy as this is the business model of Udemy. All courses are on the site for a lot of money but every week there are offers with huge discounts. You then just have to wait until the course you want to follow is on offer. This usually does not take long.
When you buy from Udemy you know about what you can expect and what quality it is. The videos are not always as slick as with other e-learning websites. And the quality of instructors can also vary, but for the amount of money that is charged that is not bad thing.
What distracts me is Tyler’s nasal southern accent, but that might be more of a personal thing. And I understand that as a Christian blogger, Tyler gives examples of blog posts that have to do with faith. But I don’t think you should mix religion (or politics) with courses that are meant for a wide audience.