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Blogging for Beginners

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Full Description

If you've always wanted to have a blog, but aren't sure where to start or if you know enough "techy stuff", this class is for you. Blogging can be as easy as writing a text document on your computer once you've got everything set up, and by the end of this class you'll know everything you need to know to set up your blog.  


We'll cover:

  • registering and configuring your blog on Wordpress
  • writing posts
  • adding images from Flickr
  • Q&A about blogging

If time permits:

  • Add fun widgets (like a link to your Ravelry profile, your flickr photos or links to other blogs you read)


If you bring a laptop computer with wireless capability, your blog will be set up and ready to go by the end of class! 


Skills Needed

  • Basic Computer Skills (if you can type, have an internet connection and a web browser, you're set!)


Materials Needed 

  • an email address you can use to sign up for Wordpress and Flickr accounts if you do not already have them.
  • Recommended: a laptop with wireless capability so that you can follow along in class and set up your blog as we go.  


If you don't wish to bring a laptop, I'll be posting a tutorial right here on this page so that you can remind yourself of the material from class as you set up your blog at home.


Comments (12)

Amy Blake-Baldwin said

at 7:02 pm on Jan 3, 2010

Love this ... totally want to check this one out!

Cindy Gimbert said

at 3:43 pm on Jan 4, 2010

Me, too. When is it scheduled?

BlackTabi said

at 5:31 pm on Jan 4, 2010

I believe the schedule won't actually be set until Saturday morning (a couple teachers have put their names on the schedule already due to their own time constraints, I think), but if you have a time that's really great or really bad for you I'll try to work with that when we make the schedule on Saturday :)

Amy Sutherland said

at 8:30 am on Jan 5, 2010

I've been a bit confused about the timing of events but if I haven't double booked myself I'll come to this.

Kris said

at 1:29 pm on Jan 6, 2010

Hoping to join this session. Would love to know the actual time to plan to be there. I'll keep checking the schedule.

Suzanne Elsasser said

at 4:35 pm on Jan 6, 2010

Interested! But you knew that.

BlackTabi said

at 6:35 pm on Jan 6, 2010

Looks like sessions 1, 6 and 7 would have little to no conflicts for anyone who has expressed an interest in blogging so far. Any preferences for early saturday, mid-day sunday or afternoon sunday?

Kris said

at 8:44 pm on Jan 6, 2010

Saturday would be good for me.

Betsy Beninger said

at 4:22 am on Jan 7, 2010

I also prefer Saturday--session 1 works for me.

Louise Harrison Lepera said

at 3:29 pm on Jan 8, 2010

I'd like to do this but don't have wireless so I'll be just watching -- is that okay?

Amy Sutherland said

at 7:28 pm on Jan 8, 2010

It looks like I won't be able to arrive in time to attend this one--sorry!

Kris said

at 7:43 am on Jan 11, 2010

Liz- You made it look so easy!
And with your excellent instruction, I found it was simple enough to get started with a blog that even I could.
Thanks so much for sharing your skills.

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