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Blogging Courses by Raincoaster

our blogging courses

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Classes run each Saturday

To register, please email bloggingclasses AT gmail DOT com in advance to make sure the class is not sold out. When your registration is confirmed, please pre-pay via the Paypal button in the top right-hand corner of the blog. Paypal will give you a receipt and I will email you one as well. Lunch is included in all of our four-hour courses.

Blogging for Beginners:

four hours long, start from scratch and learn to post text, video, audio, and images. Basic copyright and blog etiquette, intro to sidebar widgets, categories, custom headers and design, and what on Earth to put IN the blog. Also where to find technical help.

This one is running every fourth Saturday, beginning Saturday, March 14th from 10-2, $150 pre-registered, and only eight spaces are available. Tuition includes lunch: please let us know at the time of registration if you are vegan or vegetarian. I’ll be running it again on the 9th of April.

To register, please email bloggingclasses AT gmail DOT com in advance to make sure the class is not sold out. Please pre-pay via the Paypal button in the top right-hand corner of the blog when your registration is confirmed. Paypal will give you a receipt and I will email you one as well.

Pimp My Blog

is practical tips and tools for increasing your readership and influence, and applies to any blogging platform (with the exception of Tumblr, which is really only good for talking to the voices inside your head in my opinion). It includes a very basic intro to social media like Facebook and Myspace for promotion. I’ll be teaching this one on Saturday, March 21st. This is a $150 course, also from 10-2. There are only eight places in each session. Tuition includes lunch: please let us know at the time of registration if you are vegan or vegetarian. I’ll be running it again on Saturday, April 16th.

Twitter Tools

is a hands-on seminar designed for beginning and intermediate Twitter users who want to learn improved ways to manage their accounts.

Who: Raul Pacheco (@hummingbird604)

What: Twitter Tools, a two-hour introduction to Twitter, HootSuite, Twhirl, TweetDeck, and Power Twitter
When: 12-2pm, Saturday, February 28th. Repeats every fourth Saturday (next class March 28th)
Where: Tradeworks Training Society, 2nd floor, 87 West Pender Street, Vancouver at the corner of Columbia and Pender in Chinatown
Why: learn four powerful applications that can save you time and help you get the most out of Twitter
How: much? $75

The basics of Twitter and the applications of three Twitter tools will be reviewed in the first 30-45 minutes with a hands-on session in the remaining 1:15, where the instructor will be available to guide participants through the basic elements of using each one of the following tools – HootSuite, Twhirl, TweetDeck and Power Twitter.

Class size is strictly limited to 8: please email bloggingclasses AT gmail DOT com to pre-register. Payment in advance via Paypal or by special arrangement. In this case, lunch will not be served but snacks and coffee will be available.

Coming Up:

Introduction to Social Media:

a four-hour, intensive introduction to MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other popular social media platforms. Covers the etiquette unique to each, how to set up your profile, privacy concerns, how to promote via social media and how to connect with real friends. This course is not a hands-on, lets-get-you-signed-up-on-Facebook course; it’s more to make you aware of all the different services out there and to give you some perspective to make an informed choice about your participation in the social media space.

This is a $150 course, also from 10-2. There are only eight places in each session. Tuition includes lunch: please let us know at the time of registration if you are vegan or vegetarian. Please email bloggingclasses AT gmail DOT com to pre-register. Payment in advance via Paypal or by special arrangement.

Blogging for Business

• What: a hands-on, blog building workshop including advice on how your organization can get the most impact from social media and blogs.

• When: TBA

• Where: Tradeworks Training Society, Downtown Vancouver

• Why: Learn to use a blog to raise your professional profile, spread your company’s message, and connect with clients and the media. Get a blog up and running in one day with personal instruction in a small, intensive workshop.

With class size limited to 6, this will be a program of personalized, intense learning. During the workshop you will create a blog, customize the design, and publish several draft posts including various multimedia formats such as video. You will leave with a functional, professional blog and the skills you need to run and promote it.

This workshop also covers important business blogging issues like:

> what blogging and social media can and can’t do for your organization

> blogs as sales tools

> posting rich media like podcasts, video, and images

> accepting paid advertising: pluses and minuses

> basic copyright law and accepted practices

> solving basic technical problems, where to find help

> privacy, confidentiality, and the internet

> balancing accessibility and professionalism online

> SEO, publicity, and building your media presence

Tuition is $250 per participant. Please pre-register via email at least seven days before the class. No late registrations will be accepted. Computers are provided; you may bring a laptop if you prefer. Presented by raincoaster media ltd, in partnership with Tradeworks Training Society.

Contact or 778-235-0592, bloggingclasses AT gmail DOT com .

Upcoming Courses: Corporate and Nonprofit Blogging, Pimp My Blog (blog
promotion), Blogging for Business, Audio Podcasting, and Photoblogging (online and in
Montreal, courtesy Neath of Walking Turcot Yards). Please email bloggingclasses AT gmail DOT com to be put on the notification list.

 

Blogging for Nonprofit Organizations

• What: a hands-on, blog building workshop including advice on how your organization can get the most impact from social media and blogs.

• When: to be announced

• Where: Tradeworks Training Society, Downtown Vancouver

• Why: Learn to use social media and blogs to complement your organization’s mission. Get a blog up and running in one day with personal instruction in a small, intensive workshop.

This workshop covers blogging issues like:

> what social media can and can’t do for your organization

> posting rich media like podcasts, video, and images

> basic copyright law and accepted practices

> solving basic technical problems, where to find help

> privacy, confidentiality, and the internet

> balancing accessibility and professionalism online

> SEO, publicity, and building your media presence

Tuition is $250 per participant. Please pre-register via email at least seven days before the class. No late registrations will be accepted. Computers are provided; you may bring a laptop if you prefer. Presented by raincoaster media ltd, in partnership with Tradeworks Training Society.

Contact or 778-235-0592, bloggingclasses AT gmail DOT com .

With class size limited to 6, this will be a program of personalized, intense learning. During the workshop you will create a blog, customize the design, and publish several draft posts including various multimedia formats such as video. You will leave with a functional, professional blog and the skills you need to run and promote it.

Why blog? Check out the creative, effective ways that other nonprofits are using blogs to distribute their message independent of the mainstream media:

> 10 reasons every nonprofit must have a blog

> 10 ways nonprofits can use blogs

> blogging basics for nonprofits

> the nonprofit blog exchange

> net2learn blogging for nonprofits

> how nonprofits can use social media

> should your nonprofit have a blog?

Upcoming Courses: Corporate and Nonprofit Blogging, Pimp My Blog (blog
promotion), Blogging for Business, Audio Podcasting, and Photoblogging (online and in
Montreal, courtesy Neath of Walking Turcot Yards). Please email bloggingclasses AT gmail DOT com to be put on the notification list.

More Courses: Corporate Blogging, Blogging for Nonprofit Organizations, Blogging for Entrepreneurs, and Photoblogging (online and in Montreal, courtesy Neath of Walking Turcot Yards). Please email to be put on the notification list for dates.

Bio: Lorraine Murphy has been blogging for many years, and her flagship blog, raincoaster, is ranked in the top 20,000 blogs in the world. She maintains The Shebeen Club Blog for the literary group of the same name, running through rain for students of her course Blogging to Personal Growth, and Blogger’s Blurt, a resource for beginning WordPress bloggers. She mommyblogs at TeenyManolo and celebrityblogs at Ayyyy!. Ms Murphy is the author of Terminal City: Vancouver’s Missing Women and a former Small Business Columnist at Business in Vancouver newspaper and Occupational Pursuit magazine. As one of the cornerstone volunteers in the WordPress.com technical help forums, she has long experience helping beginning bloggers develop fluency and achievement online.

 

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  1. March 21, 2009 at 10:19 am

    Thanks so much! Gotta get you teaching mobile video soon! I know there’d be a demand for it.

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