Online Workshops

Blogging And Beyond

Course Duration: 8 weeks (recommended)
Start Date: On demand
Tutor(s): Elizabeth Rose Murray
Course Fee: €145 + VAT

Whether you are just starting out or have been blogging for a while, whether your writing career is just beginning or you are ready to launch your new book, this workshop will provide essential guidance, advice and practical tips to help you get your blog really working for you and open doors to other writing opportunities.

In four specific modules, participants will be given expert advice on creating and managing your blog, finding your niche and developing your brand as a writer, raising your profile and building an online platform for your writing, getting freelance writing work and managing and maximising your social network.

Each module will contain an email lecture packed with practical advice, information and links to related online reading resources. Each module will also require the participant to complete a practical exercise which will be returned to the tutor for review following which individual feedback will be given to the participant. It is recommended that the four modules be completed within an eight-week period to gain maximum benefit.

Please note that while technical advice and resources will be provided as part of the workshop material, the workshop does not extend to individual assistance with setting up a blog or troubleshooting problems with your existing blog.

Course tutor Elizabeth Rose Murray is an author/blogger/freelance writer.

Elizabeth has blogged professionally for Ireland’s biggest literary festivals including Listowel Writers’ Week, Dublin Writers’ Festival, Cork International Short Story Festival and Cork Spring Literary Festival. She trains workshops on Blogging & Social Media around Ireland for writers, artists and small businesses, and in 2012, her blogging led her to perform in Ciudades Paralelas: Station – an award-winning live writing installation – in Kent Station, as part of the Cork Midsummer Festival. Book One of her Nine Lives Trilogy for children is due for publication in August 2015 (Mercier Press).

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Course Content in Detail

Module 1: Blogging and Beyond

Creating your blog, your brand and your image

Module 2: Raising Your Online Profile

Gaining followers, commenting, linking, blog tours, guest posts, Twitter, online writing opportunities, online communities

Module 3: Freelancing

Generating ideas and pitching, exploring markets for your writing, developing your portfolio, opening doors, advice from editors, terminology

Module 4: Managing and maximising your social network

Using Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook, interacting with online communities, developing a professional writing page, monetizing your blog, using brand affiliations and advertising to make money.

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