9:30-10:00: Why Blog?

What do you want to accomplish? Objectives, strategies, direction.

10:00-11:00: Imaginative Storm Creativity Workout

Movement, brainstorming, & improvisation to warm up, surprise your imagination, access ideas,
build on them.

11:00-12:30: The Blogger’s Journey

Creative writing prompts and exercises to hone your storytelling styles and develop your blog’s unique creative voice.

12:30-1:30: Lunch and Networking

1:30-2:00: Set Up Your WordPress Blog

We’ll help you set up a simple WordPress blog so you can leave with an actual post. If you already blog, you can use this time to write. (You may want to think in advance of a blog name.)

2:00-2:45 Entering the Conversation and Promoting the Blog

The blogoshpere’s a community: Learn how to build relationships and promote your blog using social media outposts like Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

2:45-4:00: Blogscaping

Creating a blog is like planting a garden: you start with seeds (of an idea), fertilize & nurture it, then watch it yield a bounty. We’ll do more creative brainstorming for story ideas, and develop some of the ones you already have.

4:00-4:30: Summary & Blog Kit-to-Go

Tips and tools: demystifying tech language (what’s a “pingback”?); simple tools and tactics: keywords, links, RSS feeds, Google and some search engine optimization tactics.

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    "Thank you both! This was excellent"

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    "The presenters were excellent. Each brought a personal voice and richness of experience to the workshop."

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    "Fantastic! Loved the combo of poet and garden aficionado!"