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01/30 Blogging I with Colleen Lanin

Date: First class is Thursday, January 30, 2014 Time: 6:30pm to 9:30pm Number of sessions: 6 -- Thurs. Jan, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 27, Mar. 6, 13, 2014 Members: $270 Nonmembers: $324 Location: Inspirations Gallery, NTC at Liberty Station 2730 Historic Decatur Rd. Barracks 16, Suite 204 San Diego, CA 92106

Learn intro to blogging in six weeks with Colleen Lanin!

Learn about blogging as a platform for print media and books, to drive traffic to your business website, to earn income or other perks, or just for fun. This six-week course is designed for novice bloggers (more experienced writers are welcome as well) who want some help creating or improving a blog and building an audience.

This class will cover:

  • Choosing the right name, niche, and theme for your blog
  • Overview of technical aspects/options for a blog
  • Blending the art of writing with search engine optimization
  • Editing and inserting photos for blog posts
  • Making money, platform-building, and other blogging perks
  • Using social media to increase your blog’s success

By the end of the class, participants will have created a WordPress blog and will have written four blog posts with photos, links, and keywords.

Note: Students should feel very comfortable using a computer. Bringing a laptop to class is helpful but not required.

colleenColleen Lanin, MBA, is the author of “The Travel Mamas’ Guide” and the founder/editor of the popular blog, As a freelance writer her articles have appeared online and in print for such publications as Parenting Magazine, Working Mother Magazine, the Chicago Tribune and more. Colleen gives travel tips on television, radio and as a paid speaker.

PLEASE NOTE: It is best to register early to help our instructors prepare and ensure the class does not get cancelled or shifted to another date and time.  We evaluate registration numbers between 7 and 3 days before a class start to decide about whether to keep or reschedule it.  By registering 7 days or more in advance, you help us help our participants and instructors in many ways.