Registration is now open for our 6-Class Certified Blogger Series.
In our experience, you need to be more than a great wordsmith to make a living as a writer. This class series will round out your skill set so that you can take your awesome writing and make it useful to the marketplace. By the time we’re done, you will be a blogging ninja. Whether you’re freelancing, self-promoting, working on personal projects or working a conventional position, your effectiveness is about to go way up.
No previous experience is necessary except for a basic understanding of the operation of your computer. If you can save files to your computer, find and open those files, and navigate the web, then you have what it takes.
To register, login to OhioWriters.org, and from the members’ home page, click “Register for Classes.” You do NOT need to be paid member to take or register for classes, but Writer Members do save about $60 on the class series (so it’s probably worth the $35 membership fee). You can register for an account here.
For the first two weeks, registration is only open to individuals who wish to take the full 6-class series. On August 29, registration will open for individual classes.
The class series will start with a basic understanding of how websites work, and get into some real-world HTML examples, so you’ll be able to make simple changes to many websites. From there, we’ll cover WordPress, both its operation and its function, so that you can customize and do all sorts of other wizardry.
The class will end with two sessions on effective writing for blogging. The first class will be primarily instruction based, while the final class will be workshop format.
All classes in this series will include lots of hands-on practice and instruction. Students should bring a laptop and suitable materials to class with them.
Students who take the full series will be eligible to take the Certified Blogger test at no charge (regular cost $65).
All classes will be at the Columbus Publishing Lab offices in Zanesville, Ohio – 47 N. 4th St., Suite 204, Zanesville, OH 43701. Classes will run from 9:30am to 2:00pm, with a lunch break provided. Complete Class Schedule:
September 22 – HTML 1
September 29 – HTML 2
October 6 – WordPress 1
October 13 – WordPress 2
October 20 – Writing for Blogging
October 27 – Writing for Blogging Workshop
These classes will be taught by Brad Pauquette. In addition to serving as the President of the Ohio Writers’ Association, Brad is an experienced web marketing professional.