Nice to meet you - welcome!

Hi! My name is Elja. Thanks for looking me up.

Who’s Elja?

I’m a well-known speaker and trainer on social media and online content from the Netherlands. I work for large and mid-size companies and national and local governments, providing in-company training and workshops on subjects like:

  • How to write for social media
  • Making it stick: social media content that drives traffic
  • Corporate blogging
  • Blogging for professionals
  • Social media tactics
  • Twitter chats
  • Specific workshops on the corporate use of Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Snapchat

I regularly teach ‘teach the teacher’ workshops for university lecturers, helping to shape their marketing curriclum. I’m also a guest lecturer for several of the Netherlands leading universities.


My clients include RTL, Sanoma, the Dutch Department of Infrastructure and Environment, several niche publishers,  Netherlands National Police, Netherlands National Railways, Randstad, Yacht, leading marketing agencies, non-profits and many more.


I wrote two books, one of which just got it’s 3rd revised edition: Blog like a pro. It’s the leading Dutch language book on blogging.

I’m a profilic blogger myself: this website contains over 2.000 articles by my hand. I’m a regular contributor to leading Dutch marketing blogs as well as a columnist for many niche publications.

Webinars and e-learning

In 2012, I co-founded Frankwatching Webinars, the Netherlands first webinar business providing online marketing courses. In 3 years, I ran over 100 webinars. I’ve since specialized in e-learning, creating several online social media courses for in-company programs.

I love Twitter chats …

Last but not least, I founded the Netherlands oldest and most succesful twitter chat, #blogpraat. It’s still going strong after more than 7 years. It focuses on blogging and is a great community.

Anyway – nice to meet you. Hope we speak soon!


PS Don’t forget to connect on LinkedIn, too!

Need help?: don’t hestitate to contact me. I can help with anything related to content, social media and marketing. Phone/Whatsapp: +31 6 83 934 54 71.

E-learning: I’ve created and directed several online courses on social media. I’m happy to discuss what I learned and how I did it.

More about me: I’m mother of 3 boys, love photography and blogging, cooking and reading. Photo credits: my 9 yo 🙂

Marketing & social media tips

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