Blog Your Heart Out! - An Introduction to Blogging (Part 1 of 3)-Thursday, November[masked]:30pm at Boston Public Library hosted by Boston Young Entrprenuers

From: Emma
Sent on: Wednesday, November 12, 2008 5:22 PM
Hi Everyone-

I hope you are doing well. Below is a notice about the first of three Blogging Workshops series that is hosted by Boston Young Entrepreneurs (a part of the One in 3 initiative).

This first workshop is ideal for those who are starting out as a blogging or who needs a little jumpstart that they are not getting from NaBloPoMo:

The information about the event can also be found at their facebook page:

Event Info Host: Boston Young Entrepreneurs
Time and Place Date: Thursday, November 13, 2008
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Boston Public Library - Room C04
Street: 700 Boylston Street
City/Town: Boston, MA

Contact Info Email: [address removed]
RSVP to [address removed]

There are dozens of reasons to keep a blog. Businesses use them as a way to keep in touch with their customers, entrepreneurs use them for personal branding and writers use them as a portfolio. Although blogs are relatively simple to setup, there are some easy tricks to make yours more successful.

The first part in this three part series, we will cover all the bases. Whether you are an avid blogger or you're just getting started, this workshop will give you helpful tips.

What we'll cover:

Basic setup of a blog - choosing the right software, hosting service, picking a totally awesome name, basic plugins, choosing a design

The Must Haves - Setting up contact information, an About Me/ Us page and other content based elements that make a successful blog.

Essential Add Ons - The basics add ons that every blog should have.

This workshop will be the foundation for future courses (in December and January), which will be more advanced.

Future Courses will include:

Part 2 - Content is King
Tracking Software, Basic SEO, Writing Successful Posts, Look and Feel

Part 3 - Getting People to Come Back
Newsletters, Advanced SEO, Comments/ Trackbacks, Site Map, Advanced Design, Plugins

Oh... did we mention it's FREE!

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