- Blogging Intensive
This two-hour intensive will be a group brainstorming session where we talk about how to find, connect with, and keep readers, and how to know what to write about in the first place. You'll hear tips and tricks from us, but then also dig deep into why you, personally, are blogging at all -- and what your readers will naturally expect from you. We're going to do some exercises together and give you a lot to think about. You are invited no matter your level of blogging experience, whether: • You already have an established blog, • You have a dusty blog and don’t know what to do next, • You keep being told you should really get a blog, or • You wonder what a blog is and why you need one at all. You will leave with: • Knowledge of the one secret ingredient that ALL successful blogs have • Specific, personal suggestions for your toughest blog issues, • Extensive worksheets to help you decide and meet your own goals, • A free ebook and case study on collaborative blogging, • An infosheet containing tips and resources, and • Practical tips you can take home and use immediately! Class size is limited to the first 20 RSVPs. We will be in the Laskey Building. Click here for a printable map of the Scarritt Bennett campus to help you find us more easily. (http://files.meetup.com/18364922/Scarritt%20Bennett%20map.pdf) See you there!
- Infosession: To Blog or Not To Blog -- that Is the Question!
Do you actually need a blog? What's the point? Can a blog help you reach your goals? Would you miss out on anything big without one? In this session, we'll talk about who can benefit from running a blog -- and frankly, who just shouldn't bother. (The answers might surprise you.) We'll also talk about what you should (and should not!) expect to gain from a successful blog, what makes for a good post in the first place, and some simple tips for how to gain traction with a dedicated readership. If time permits, we will have an informal Q&A at the end of the session. Bring something to take notes in, if you'd like, and come ready to meet other local bloggers. You never know who you might connect with! This particular session is offered free of charge. Seating is limited to 20 students. If you RSVP and later find yourself unable to attend, please update your response so someone else can attend in your place. An easy-to-read map of the Scarritt Bennett campus (including parking) is available by clicking through to our files section. (http://www.meetup.com/InkwellBasics/files/) See you there!