Blogging 101

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 NewcityChicago Sun-TimesTime Out ChicagoWondering SoundDaily WorthPasteMozilla, 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.

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    At A Glance

    Dates: January 15, 2015

    # of Sessions: 1

    Time: 6:30pm – 9pm

    Level: Beginning bloggers

    Location: Chicago Studio

    Course Fee: $50

    Register and pay by November 21 for the Early Bird discount: $45

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