One of the advantages of having your own blog is being able to blog about teaching blogging.
I’ve teamed up with Westport Writers’ Workshop to offer a 2-evening session called “Be a Blogger.” On Thursday, July 14 and 21 (7 to 9 p.m.), I’ll help aspiring bloggers — this means you! — learn how to:
- Choose a topic.
- Generate ideas.
- Create content.
- Find a voice.
- Respond to the Dude, Anonymous, or whoever else comments on your stuff — and create a community in the process.
We’ll also cover the mechanics of choosing a platform, finding graphics, and marketing and maintaining your blog.
That’s the 1st Thursday. In the hands-on, interactive 2nd session you’ll develop your own blog, write the 1st post, put it online — and hear immediate feedback from fellow workshop participants.
Here’s 1 free hint on how to start blogging: Embrace action verbs.
But you have to pay for the rest.
(Westport Writers’ Workshop is at 3 Sylvan Road South. Anyone age 14 and up is welcome. For more information and to register, click here. Space is limited to 12 soon-to-be-awesome bloggers.)