STARTING IN JANUARY, 2012, BLOGSHOP Q&A WILL BE HELD THE FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH AT THE SANTA FE COMPLEX, 1807 SECOND STREET, #107. COME ENJOY THE COMPANY AND INSPIRATION OF FELLOW BLOGGERS. THIS CLASS IS FREE!
Stop by at 10am on the first Tuesday of the month and join an ongoing conversation on all things blog-related. We share what we’ve been doing, and participants ask Melissa questions about their blog. Topics have included blog structure, how to add photos to a post, branding yourself as a blogger, and how to add a blog to a traditional HTML website. Come and share your questions and get professional feedback. The meeting is free to attend when you sign up to the Santa Fe Complex newsletter. Please arrive at 10am with a laptop, or just bring yourself and watch the big screens.
Make sure you join the Blogshop Facebook page for updates.
During the Q&A, we go around the table and each blogger asks a question. I spend a few to several minutes showing best practices and tricks that I have learned in my professional blogging experience.
There is a feeling of being overwhelmed when you start blogging; there is so much to know about the WordPress software and the practice of blogging.The Q&A format inspires beginning and seasoned bloggers to get back on track. I love helping you feel like you have managed one more piece of the puzzle.
We usually meet in the back conference room of the Santa Fe Complex, but check in at the front desk in case we are moved to a different room. If you get lost, feel free to call me at 505-231-8775.
I look forward to seeing you and helping you move forward with your blogging goals!
~ Melissa J White, owner, Blogshop
Need a marketing tool that you control? Love to write? Need a quick and inexpensive website that you can update? Join this month’s Blogshop Weekend and have your blog/website up by Monday.
You will purchase a hosting package (through Hostgator), install WordPress on your self-hosted site, and learn the WordPress interface. IT professionals are on hand to help you through the process.
Professional blogger and award-winning advertising and web designer, Melissa J White will lead you through the technical and marketing aspects of starting your blog.
Space is limited. Register today!
DATES: Saturday, November 19 & Sunday, November 20, 2011
TIMES: Sat from 10am to 1pm; Sun from 1pm to 4pm
FEE: $150 + tax for the weekend, 6 hours of training
MORE INFO: email@example.com, 505-231-8775
Here is a list of blogs that have been created in Blogshop Weekend:
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