UT: Blogging for Beginners

I sort of had plans to be REAL productive over the weekend, buuuut it didn’t happen and I’m not going to beat myself up over it. I’m still coming out of the vacation fog.

I definitely am looking forward to a fresh start this week. But! There’s something else on my agenda this week, and that’s the start of a new semester for “Blogging for Beginners”, which is the Informal Course I teach at the University of Texas at Austin.

Here’s the scoop:

Are you curious about blogs and the blogosphere? Do you have a passion you wish to share with the world? Have you started a blog but need direction and/or promotional help? In this class, you will explore the basic concepts, tools, and functions to create a living, successful blog. Learn the ins and outs of three blogging platforms, including WordPress, BlogSpot, and Tumblr. You will also encounter other bloggers and complete assignments to ensure your experience in this class is helpful in the blogging world.

Our first class is Wednesday, March 27 from 6-8 pm at UT, and the class runs for five weeks. If you’d like to sign up, there are still seats – register here.

If you can’t make this semester’s dates, there is also a second session that kicks off May 1 and you can register for that here.

This is a class I created seven years ago when I was working at Louisiana State University. I have always loved to blog, and I felt like I kept meeting people who wanted to start a blog, but had no idea where to begin.

So, I created a syllabus, a course, and even wrote and published a textbook!

When I moved from Baton Rouge to Austin, I knew I had to see if the opportunity for me to teach it again would be an option, and it was! I have met so many great students, and I’m proud when I see one of them finish a blog!

If you’re not in the Austin area, or can’t make it to either of this semester’s classes – contact me for a private lesson or a group course – and don’t forget about Wine and WordPress, if you’re looking for a more social experience – holly@thebitterlemon.com.

Already have a blog, but looking to learn? No worries. I also teach “Intermediate Blogging” at UT, and the next semester starts Tuesday, June 4! You can register here.

I’m also starting a NEW class this August: Etsy 101 and registration for that is already open.

Hope to see you at one of my classes if you are in the Austin area!

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