Creative Blogging Course

Become a Web Publisher using WordPress

Learn how to build highly individual websites using WordPress. Participants learn how to set up and start building websites with WordPress quickly and effectively.

Heather Blakey has had over fifteen years experience building online communities using web based technologies. She first began to blog in 1999 when she was a columnist for Cathy Atherton’s Prairie Den and went on to demonstrate the potential of blogging. She wrote articles such as Zen and the Art of Team Blogging and worked in schools across Victoria, Australia, promoting the use of blogs to engage students and enable them to meet and be heard by people with similar interests. Global 2 is phase two of Global Teacher/Global Student, a pioneering blogging environment built by Heather Blakey, for the Victorian Education Department, in 2006.

The Wild Garden Advent Calendar, created in 2007, explored the use of web based technology and amazingly, much of it is very current. The creative work of women who Heather Blakey has mentored and guided reveals just what can be birthed in this environment.

Perhaps you still don’t know what a blog is. Maybe you don’t know a tweet from a widget or how to link to others. It could be that you simply need the hand of a creative midwife to help you realize your creative potentiality. It so happens that Heather is offering private mentoring for those who want to use blogging for educational, artistic or business purposes. You can work with Heather and become familiar with all those tools people are using. You can learn about

    • Basic blog construction using WordPress
    • Creating digital portfolios
    • Discover diverse, imaginative web applications to meet individual needs
    • Monetizing Your Blog and promoting business
    • News-gathering and Research Methodology
    • Building niche communities and online groups
    • Link-building Strategies
    • Social Media Optimization
    • And much more…
    • Contact heatherblakey at fastmail dot fm for more information

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Why WordPress?

WordPress is an Open Source software system used by millions of people around the world to create beautiful websites and blogs. Originally WordPress was blogging software but since its creation a lot has changed. Today it is used by almost everyone looking to build a website, and has no real limit as to what can be done with a bit of learning. It is completely customisable by the use of themes and plugins; which can be easily downloaded from the WordPress site or from hundreds of other places around the web.

Courses are available at Continuing Education Castlemaine or can be run privately. Simply contact heatherblakey at fastmail dot fm for details.

One thought on “Creative Blogging Course

  1. Heather, so many congratulations on this new blog! Can speak for experience as being part of rich and fertile Soul Food Cafe projects as Imogen Crest, that it continues to be an environment that nurtures creativity, skills and development on many levels! Bravo!

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