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Blogging for Beginners

Because if you're going to do it, do it right...

Got something to say, but not sure how to go about it? Blogging connects you with a global audience, and we'll show you how to make the most of it. Read more

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Upcoming course dates

StartsThursday 1 May 2014

Location Sydney,
Ground Floor
55 Lavender Street
Milsons Point NSW 2061

WhenOne EVENING seminar (two hours)
6.30–8.30pm

Price$85

Presenter Kim Berry

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StartsSaturday 24 May 2014

Location Sydney,
Ground Floor
55 Lavender Street
Milsons Point NSW 2061

WhenOne MORNING seminar (two hours)
10am–12noon

Price$85

Presenter Kim Berry

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StartsSunday 11 May 2014

Location Melbourne,
The Abbotsford Convent
1 St Heliers Street
Abbotsford VIC 3067

WhenOne MORNING seminar (two hours)
10am–12noon

Price$85

Presenter Cheryl Lin

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StartsSunday 25 May 2014

Location Melbourne,
The Abbotsford Convent
1 St Heliers Street
Abbotsford VIC 3067

WhenOne MORNING seminar (two hours)
10am–12noon

Price$85

Presenter Cheryl Lin

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StartsSaturday 10 May 2014

Location Perth,
Wembley Hotel
344 Cambridge Street
Wembley WA 6014

WhenOne morning seminar (two hours)
10am–12noon

Price$85

Presenter Trae Flett

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StartsWhenever you want

Location Online,
Attend whenever it suits you.
All you need is an internet connection.
Learn from anywhere.

WhenAt a time that suits you

Price$85

Presenter Valerie Khoo

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Course description

We’ll help you take your first steps into the blogosphere

If you’re new to blogging, you might be wondering what all the fuss is about. You’ve heard about how blogs can help boost your profile and build a community around your interests. Or maybe you’ve heard the stories about mummy bloggers cracking the big time and earning money writing about their kids, recipes and daily domestics.

Whatever the reason, you feel it might be time to dip your toes into the wonderful world of blogging. But you’re just not sure where to start. What in the world would you write about? What if people think you’re an over-sharer? Where will your readers come from?

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Getting started – deciding on a name for your blog.
  • How to choose between the different blogging platforms (WordPress, Blogger, Typepad, etc.) and the steps to creating your own blog.
  • How to decide what you’re going to write about.
  • Keeping your content current and how to post regularly.
  • Establishing categories and structure for your blog.
  • The role of commenting, commenting etiquette and dealing with negative comments.
  • How to use social media to promote your blog.
  • And MUCH more.

Maybe you know exactly what you want to write about, but you think that blogging is going to be technically challenging. In this seminar, we’ll show you how simple it is to set up a professional looking blog, with the easiest – and most popular – blogging platform used by many successful bloggers. You’ll leave with a clear understanding of what you need to do to set up your very own corner of the internet. Many students do this as soon as they get home from the class!

We can’t wait to help you get started on the blogosphere.

Your presenters

  • Cheryl Lin

    Cheryl Lin, Melbourne

    Cheryl Lin is the creator of office style fashion blog BusinessChic.com.au. Launched in 2010, the blog has seen... View Profile

  • Karen Andrews

    Karen Andrews, Melbourne

    Karen Andrews is an award-winning writer, author and publisher and currently the Program Manager and Online Editor at... View Profile

  • Kim Berry

    Kim Berry, Sydney

    Kim Berry is a blogging veteran. She is a journalist by trade and writes about the environment for Thomson Reuters. She... View Profile

  • Trae Flett

    Trae Flett, Perth

    Trae Flett is a popular blogger who is also engaged as a speaker, appearing on stage at the Media140 Family... View Profile

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Graduate testimonials

  • “The seminar was really inspiring and gave me the information and tools I needed to get started on my blogging journey.”

    Meri Sparrius

    “10/10. Definitely do this seminar if you’re interested in blogging.”

    Kelli Odell

    “Cheryl was very engaging and provided a good mix of practical know how and intuitive insights based on her own experience. The Australian Writers’ Centre offers a friendly, inclusive atmosphere that doesn’t intimidate and offers useful information you can apply straightaway.”

    Selena Brennan