[WORKSHOP] Blogging for Beginners

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Would you like to blog? This practical workshop gives a practical overview several of the free blogging platforms on offer, the chance to think about what the purpose of your blog should be, and an opportunity to define a strategy for your blog to make sure it meets your aims.

In this session delegates will gain a practical overview of WordPress software, one of the most popular blogging platforms. WordPress is fully functional and very simple to use at a basic level, but offers a huge range of advanced features to those who wish to use them.

Who is the course for?

  • Anyone who wants to start to blog, or to improve their blog.

What you will learn:

  • How to define the purpose and strategies for your blog.
  • How to set up a WordPress account, and customise its settings.
  • Create a blog post, including headings, text and images.
  • The use of keywords, categories and tags.
  • What WordPress’s more advanced features can offer you.
  • Some strategies for blogging best practise, including timing, defining blog headings and encouraging others to engage.

What preparation do I need to do?

  • If you don’t already have a WordPress.com account, please ensure that you have an email account that you can access away from your own computer.
  • Please think before the session what you could blog about: a personal hobby is usually the easiest place to start, but church or community interests can also offer a strong pull, or blog about a specific event.

Contact me about coming to your Diocese or organisation. I can also adapt the material to work within a  longer timeframe. See what others have said about my work.

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Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @MMUBS. Interested in digital Literacy in the third sector. Author of ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age’, regularly checks hashtag #DigitalParenting.

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