Creative Blogging provides support to get writers up and running with their own blog. This course is for any writer who has always wanted to create a blog of their own yet has not taken the first step. Creating a blog invites writers into the blogging community and creates a way for you to share what you are passionate about. Even those writers who currently have a blog can benefit from this thoughtful and creative content.
Creative Blogging offers clear specific steps for starting a blog. Participants will choose and clarify a focused blog topic, a blog name, a domain, write at least a first or new post and learn ways to guest post and broaden your audience.
At the end of this class, students will be able to create a blog that they can maintain once the course ends and find new ways to create organized, thoughtful and passionate posts.
Instruction/Communication Method: The course will use the Yahoo Group format for receiving work, commenting and communicating. Students are invited to purchase "Write On Blogging: 51 Tips to Create, Write and Promote Your Blog" by Debra Eckerling
Unit 1: Choose a Specific Blog Topic. Tips to clarify what you are passionate about and how you wish to convey your ideas through writing regular posts.
Unit 2: Brainstorm a Blog Title.
Unit 3: Support on Design and Domain options.
Unit 4: Get Blog up and running. Revise blogs already in process where desired.
Unit 5: Write and share a new Blog Post. Learn tips about format, length and style.
Unit 6: Explore opportunities for Guest Blogging, Creating Community and Sharing your Blog.
Student Skills, Equipment, and Time Required
Required: Students will need to have access to a computer, a topic they are passionate about and a desire to write.
Time Commitment: Two hours per week.
Tuition/Fees for this course
SCN members: $128. Non-SCN members: $160.
Linda Steele lives on Cape Cod. She earned her Bachelor's degree from UCLA and her Master's Degree from University of Texas, Dallas. She teaches college courses in English Literature and Writing and workshops related to food and story. She is the author of Meet Me in My Cape Cod Kitchen: Recipes for Seaside Living and is passionate about inspiring others to write. Visit her website & her blog.