How to Plan, Create, and Set Up a Blog (Plan and Create-Part I)

  • Saturday, April 14, 2018
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Writers' Studio, BARN, WR0418RT-1
  • 9

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In Part I of these how-to classes on writing blogs, you will learn how to plan and create a blog site, whether it’s for your personal expression or to promote a business or cause. This session will be mostly lecture and will cover topics such as:
  •  How to plan a blog, from deciding on a theme to planning a long-term content strategy that keeps the blog consistent and active
  • The nuts and bolts and blogging, including how to legally find and use photos and graphics, how to optimize articles for readers, and how to write to a target audience
  • An overview of available free blogging platforms as well as inexpensive options for hosting your own blog with a personal link
  • Tips and tricks for creative storytelling to keep readers engaged

Note: You may register for 

  • Part I (How to Plan and Create a Blog)
  • Part II (How to Set Up a Blog) (April 28) REGISTER FOR PT. II
  • or both Part I and II (if you choose to take both classes, you must register for each class individually.)

NOTE:  Instructions will be provided for creating a WordPress account in this first session.


Instructor: 

Rodika Tollefson is a writer, editor and multimedia producer with more than 17 years of experience in journalism and communications. She is an internationally published writer, contributing writer and editor to local publications as well as managing editor of WestSound Home & Garden’s blog. Rodika has written bylined, nonbylined and ghostwritten articles for commercial blogs for Kitsap Peninsula businesses and nonprofits as well as national and international companies (including American Express OPEN Forum, GoToMeeting and Join.Me, Hertz and more than a dozen cybersecurity companies). She’s dabbled with a few personal blogs, and her current work also includes providing editorial direction and article ideation for commercial blogs.

Rodika has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and communications (cum laude) from the University of Alaska Anchorage and a master’s degree in digital media from the University of Washington. She has won various awards for her journalism and video work.

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