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 parenting 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 and Blogger 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.
"If you are looking to start up a blog, this is the best place to start." - Christy Howard
"If you are looking to start up a blog, this is the best place to start."
- Christy Howard
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:
"I loved Blogging for Beginners, it was great. I highly recommend it. The Australian Writers' Centre are very professional, prompt and responsive to individual needs. A must for any aspiring writer!" - Kim Wilson
"I loved Blogging for Beginners, it was great. I highly recommend it. The Australian Writers' Centre are very professional, prompt and responsive to individual needs. A must for any aspiring writer!"
- Kim Wilson
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 our “self-paced courses” work
Blogging for Beginners is one of AWC’s 20+ “self-paced” online courses.
But what does that mean? Allow us to explain:
What’s included in your online course?
- 1.5 hours of content – access anytime at your own pace
- 4 video lessons