Hobbyists remain the backbone of the blogosphere, representing 64% of respondents.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) September 10, 2011
The world of blogging is changing every year and with the lines between social networking and blogging getting blurrier all the time, new bloggers are unsure how to beat the learning curve. BlogWritingCourse.com has developed a course to help beginners figure out all the ins and outs of creating a blog that is timely and relevant in today’s ever-changing world.
Someone creating a blog for the first time in this age of fast-paced technological change can be easily overwhelmed by all of the options available. Blogging 101 is an eight-week, online course by BlogWritingCourse.com, that breaks down each of the steps for building a blog into manageable chunks of information that anyone can follow - - even if they have never written a single blog post.
While business blogging and marketing blogs have become prevalent, still, according to Jon Sobel, author of Technorati’s annual State of the Blogosphere survey, “Hobbyists remain the backbone of the blogosphere, representing 64% of respondents.” That means that blogging is still accessible to anyone who simply has something they want to say - - and wants to say it in a blog.
Blogging 101 is designed for both hobbyists and business bloggers who not only have something to say, but want to find an audience for their writing. Blogs are not diaries - - they are meant to be read by others. So one of the key aspects of Blogging 101 is learning to write a blog that others will want to read.
When you have completed the Blogging 101 course, you will not only have learned the basics of blogging, but you will also have your very own blog, several quality posts and very possibly, a growing following of readers! This course goes in-depth into the specifics of blogging – - everything from beginning HTML to tying your new blog to your Twitter or Facebook account to registering your blog with directories.
The units covered in the Blogging 101 curriculum include:
1. Introduction to Blogging - All the basics for the beginning blogger
2. Laying Your Cards On The Table - Blog titles, platforms and start-up instructions
3. It’s All About Me - Blogging safety, “About Me” pages and blog design
4. Build That Content and Make It Snazzy - Writing quality posts, commenting and adding media
5. It’s The Little Things That Count - Sidebars, widgets, categories and static pages
6. Mi Blog es Su Blog (Building Community) - Growing a readership, blog promotion and blogrolls
7. Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained - More blog promotion strategies and monetizing your blog
8. Looking Back and Looking Forward - Tips and strategies for continuing to grow your blog after the course
Whether you are a mom wanting to chronicle your family’s exploits, an entrepreneur who wants a place to showcase their new business, a middle or high schooler who is looking for an interactive writing platform or anyone who simply wants to explore themselves and the world around them more deeply, Blogging 101 is designed to help the new blogger accomplish all of their blogging goals.
In addition to the eight-week Blogging 101 course, BlogWritingCourse.com offers a free Intro to Blogging Course for those who aren’t sure if they are ready to start a blog and/or want to get their feet wet. The course covers blogging terminology, online safety and helps students determine if blogging is for them. They also have an instructional blog you can subscribe to with an archive of wonderful articles on blog writing, blog design, networking and growing a blog. Everything you ever needed or wanted to know about creating and writing a blog is available at BlogWritingCourse.com.
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