Basics of Blogging

What You'll Learn

Lots of online marketing experts will tell you to start a blog without telling you how or why, and that's where this workshop comes in! Whether you're interested in blogging for business or just the blogging buzz in general, here's where you can get started.

In addition to personal blogs and blogging for business, we'll discuss the blogosphere and how to build your audience by participating in the online community. You'll learn about blogging tools like WordPress and leave knowing how to start your own blog and watch it grow!

This workshop will cover:

  • What blogging is (and isn't) and why it's a GREAT marketing tool
  • Anatomy of a blog post
  • Finding blogs worth reading
  • Using RSS feeds to make reading blogs and other sites easy
  • Building your own blog
  • Using blogging tools
  • Commenting is the key to community

Who Should Take This

Anyone who wants to become active in the blogosphere and/or get into blogging to promote their website.

BDA Members


BDA Members: $69.00

Non-Members: $89.00

Available Dates

Sorry, we don't have this event scheduled right now but we'll probably be adding it again soon! If you're interested in this event, we recommend using our follow feature to be notified the next time we add it to our schedule. You can also email us to request that we add it soon.

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Comments For: Basics of Blogging

I loved Beth's teaching style and attitude. She knows what she's doing and made the class engaging. I could ask any question I needed and get a clear answer.Michelle on 7/8/2015
Great content, always on topic, valuable information in short time of 3 hours. Simply loaded with good stuff!Jana on 7/8/2015
Beth is friendly, patient, open, and funny.Christine on 1/21/2015
This class was excellent, great teacher, delivery, and information. So enjoyable!Athena on 1/21/2015
Enjoyed the class very much. Excellent class. Instructor was so knowledgeable. 3 hours of great info & class interaction. Thank you!Amy on 1/21/2015
The class covered all the content/tricks I wanted to learn. Very detailed and the instructor was knowledgeable about the program.Stephanie on 1/17/2015
Very informative, well explained, and professional.Marina on 1/17/2015
This class was so informative and engaging!Natalie on 11/19/2014
Beth [the instructor] was great!Monica on 11/19/2014
Beth gave me tons of tips, ideas and resources that helped me, even though I've been blogging for years it was of great value. I i can't wait to take her advanced class!Sarah on 8/25/2014
Beth's class on the Basics of Blogging was a great intro to the growing world of blogging. Beth is a passionate, informative teacher that makes everyone feel comfortable asking questions and making comments. She truly loves what she does, and communicates it through her teaching. I would recommend this class to anyone looking to learn more about blogging - whether you are new to blogging or improving your current blog. Overall, great investment of time and money!Rebecca on 1/27/2014
Wonderful class packed with useful information. Beth is a great teacher.Judy on 1/26/2014
I learned quite a bit about blogging, rss feeds and hosting. Beth Hayden was great personable, friendly, patient, informative, and passionate.anonymous on 1/24/2014
Beth was enjoyable to listen and clearly knows her stuff.anonymous on 1/24/2014
Excellent! Knowledge I can use - broad and practical help about blogging! The instructor was just great!Judy on 1/24/2014
Went from clueless to dangerous! Lot's of value!Marvin on 11/6/2013
Beth is approachable and very skilled at teaching!Renee on 7/26/2013
Beth's info and enthusiasm are excellent!Greg on 7/26/2013
Perfect. I really need this knowledge.Judith on 7/26/2013
Beth is great and informative. She catered to our interests.Amanda on 7/26/2013
Great value, amazing instructor!Larry on 7/26/2013
Very human, approachable useful info.Susan on 7/26/2013
The instructor was wonderful and knowledgeable!Kearstin C. on 12/13/2012
The instructor was very good and kept on task.Sandy on 2/29/2012
Awesome!Tina on 2/28/2012
Beth was great.Heather on 2/28/2012
Great presentation. Instructor was wonderful.lisa on 2/28/2012
Excellent instructor, very knowledgeable.Cheryl on 7/19/2011
Excellent. I am very impressed by the level of expertise with respect to the teachers. Very good instructor.Mike on 4/21/2011
Beth's class on the Basics of Blogging inspired me to jump into the world of blogging. It's one thing to build and launch a website, yet a whole different and often daunting experience to create a larger presence on the internet. I left feeling that a well crafted blog will expand Sole Stories's audience and create traffic to our website. Beth's skill, knowledge and clarity of information gave me the incentive to just "begin" and see what surprises may unfold.Ellie on 4/21/2011
I knew nothing about this topic and learned a lot. Beth is very knowledgeable on this subject - she is warm, open to questions, and very available.Joshua on 1/7/2011
Great introduction to blogging.Janeen on 1/6/2011
Beth (Hayden) is very knowledgeable, organized and well-spoken. AND she is warm, caring and inclusive. An outstanding teacher!Beth on 9/2/2010
Lots of practical ideas relative to my blog. The instructor is very knowledgeable ... and a good listener.Todd on 9/2/2010