Thursday, January 15, 2015
Blogging is a great vehicle for creativity, self-expression, freelancing – and building a writing career. But where to begin?
This single-session workshop will introduce participants to the “blogosphere” and explore different ways to create interesting, accessible, and fun content for blogs.
What we’ll cover:
- An overview of different systems, including Blogger, Tumblr, and WordPress.
- A discussion of software issues including hosting, selecting, and purchasing domain names.
- Personal vs. professional blogging and how to build a brand.
- Getting to work: brainstorming ideas for topics to write about. Identifying potential readers and reaching them effectively.
This hands-on class is ideal for students with limited experience with blogging, those who have never started a blog before, or professional writers with a limited background in digital communications, blogging, and social media.
Note: Students are encouraged to bring their own laptop to class.
Who should attend?
- Adults 18 and over
- Beginning bloggers
About the Instructor
Keidra Chaney (keidrachaney.com) is a freelance writer and editor that focuses on pop culture, music, and technology. She’s been published in Newcity, Chicago Sun-Times, Time Out Chicago, Wondering Sound, Daily Worth, Paste, Mozilla, and more. A blogger for 15 years, she is the co-founder and managing editor of The Learned Fangirl, a blog about pop culture and technology.