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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. More detail

Upcoming course dates

 

StartsWednesday 22 June 2016

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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We run this course in Sydney every month (or so). Click here to be the first to know about new dates!

 

StartsSunday 19 June 2016

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

WhenOne morning seminar (two hours)
10am-12pm

Price$85

Presenter Cheryl Lin Rodsted

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We run this course in Melbourne every two months (or so). Click here to be the first to know about new dates!

 

StartsThursday 16 June 2016

Location Perth
3/185 Eighth Avenue
Inglewood WA 6052

WhenOne evening seminar (two hours)
6.30-8.30pm

Price$85

Presenter Trae Flett

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We run this course in Perth every two months (or so). Click here to be the first to know about new dates!

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.

Remember, this course focuses on the technical aspects of setting up a blog. If you want to develop your writing skills, you might want to look at one of our writing courses:

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.

How long do you have access to the online – self-paced course:

You receive unlimited access for an entire year (from the date of purchase), giving you plenty of time to learn everything you need.

Your presenters

  • 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

  • Cheryl Lin

    Cheryl Lin Rodsted, Melbourne

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

  • "I loved Blogging for Beginners, it was great. I highly recommend it. Cheryl was fantastic – very knowledgeable about content and answered everyone's questions. The Australian Writers Centre are very professional, prompt and responsive to individual needs. A must for any aspiring writer!"

    - Kim Wilson

    "Kim was knowledgeable, encouraging and went above and beyond to make sure everyone got the most from the workshop. She was real and inspirational and explained the information in a way that was easy to understand. You HAVE to try out the AWC courses! I got some fab ideas and really useful tips!"

    - Donna Marie Logue

    "The presenter was very easy going and willing to answer any questions. Trae was wonderful. Full of knowledge and experience. If you are looking to start up a blog, this is the best place to start."

    - Christy Howard

    "I enjoyed the whole package – the course, the venue, the presenter, the handouts and the demo. Trae was very open with sharing her knowledge and experiences in a down-to-earth way and was very easy to relate to and understand."

    - Laura Ainsworth

    "I loved the simplicity, how interactive it was, and being able to ask questions and get helpful responses. Trae was fantastic! She was very 'real' and made us feel that we are all capable of having a successful blog. Trae had lots of handy tips and ideas. The demonstration on set up of the actual blog was super handy – I know I would have struggled had I not done the course. The course is great value for money and a great opportunity to learn about different communication forms. I just want to thank the Australian Writers' Centre for running the course and having such professional people on your team who are accessible to the public via these courses."

    - Lisa Rossi