Very Basic Blogging Workshop: Register Online Today!

After a bit of effort, I’ve now gotten everything working for online registration for my upcoming workshop, Very Basic Blogging. This event will be held 9am – noon on Wed., Aug. 24, 2005 at the Boulder Outlook Hotel (Boulder CO).

If you currently know little or nothing about the world of weblogs, or if you want to know how to get more out of blogging (or even just reading weblogs), then this workshop is for you. It will get straight to the point. You’ll learn how weblogs can help you achieve your professional, creative, community, or personal goals more effectively.

REGISTER NOW! The earlybird fee (available only through Aug. 15, 2005) is $97. After Aug. 15, the cost is $107.

Here’s a sneak preview of the event…

This workshop will show you what “blogging” really means &#150 and why it’s definitely NOT just “trivial online diaries.” You’ll also learn how to:

  • Find blogs that are especially relevant to your interests or work.
  • Navigate, read, comment on, and keep up with weblogs.
  • Launch your own weblog – for free, right there in the workshop!
  • Decide what to say in your weblog, and how and when to blog (content strategy).
  • Keep your blogging simple, sustainable, and fun!
  • Take the first key steps to publicize your blog.

Who should attend: Business people, independent professionals, educators, writers, organization or community leaders, and anyone who wants to find better ways to connect with their community, colleagues, customers, or other target audience.

This workshop is ideal for people with little or no experience reading or writing weblogs. It also will be useful for people who have already started writing or reading blogs but aren’t sure how to make the most of it.

When: Wed., Aug. 24, 2005, 9am – noon MDT. Coffee will be provided.

Where: Crown Rock Room, Boulder Outlook Hotel & Suites, 800 28th Street, Boulder, Colorado 80303

Why: This will be one of the most enjoyable, liveliest, simplest, and practical introductions to blogging you’ll ever find. It won’t be a dull lecture, and I won’t waste your time with geeky details you won’t need right away. You’ll immediately try your new skills in live, hands-on exercises and explorations. Of course, there will be time for questions, answers, and brainstorming – and a useful booklet, too.

Cost: Save $10! Pay just $97 before Aug. 15 only. (After that date, the fee will be $107.)

To Register: Please register online today to guarantee your seat in this workshop.

Requirements: Basic internet experience – you should at least know how to get online and use a web browser. There will be free wireless broadband access to the internet, and the workshop will include live hands-on exercises. If you have a laptop with wireless access, be sure to bring it. If you don’t have a laptop with wireless access, you’ll still be able to following along in class (and afterward with the booklet).

Followup: The workshop booklet will recap the basics, and also include useful additional information and resource lists. I’ll also be publishing audio excerpts as podcasts after the workshop. (What’s a podcast?)

Questions? Just e-mail me.

I hope to see you there!

…And yes, I will be offering workshops on other topics, on other dates and in other cities. Stay tuned!