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Blogging that Matters

Saturdays: February 9th, March 2nd, March 16th & March 30th, 2:00 to 4:00 pm
BPL - Mattapan Branch
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Level: For Everyone
12 seats max

This class is free and you do not need to pay or apply for a scholarship. Instead, to join this class fill out this form. DO NOT apply for a scholarship through the Grubstreet website. 

We live in challenging times where every voice matters—and blogging is a simple tool that can amplify your voice. Blogs are great tool for writers to speak out regularly on important issues, build an audience, connect with other writers, test new ideas, or get feedback—but where do you start? This course will take you from zero blog posts to blogging hero over four sessions whether you are looking to build specific blogging skills or want to learn it all. We will cover concept development, the elements that make a great blog, technical skills, and connecting your blog to the world.

Hatching Your Blog
February 9, 2019, 2:00 to 4:00pm
Conceptualize your blog and develop your approach from a fledgling thought to fleshed out idea ready to execute.

Generating Content
March 2, 2019, 2:00 to 4:00pm
Learn how to generate the content you need to make your blog pop from writing to images and more. You’ll develop content pieces you need to get your blog off the ground.

Designing Your Blog
March 16, 2019, 2:00 to 4:00pm
You have the concept, you have the content, now it’s time to do the technical work to get your blog live on Wordpress.

Supercharge Your Blog
March 30, 2019, 2:00 to 4:00pm
Your blog is live, now what? Supercharge your blogging by connecting it to social media, developing a relationship with your audience and keeping your blog fresh over time.

Families welcome. Coffee and snacks provided. Teens are welcome to attend with an older relative. We will provide simple activities to keep young children occupied.

Who Should Register?

Write Down the Street has a special focus on making the creative writing workshop more accessible to those who have been underrepresented in it due to cost, racism, immigration status, language access, lack of access to transportation, and other barriers. We believe that these voices must be spotlighted with the range and fullness they deserve.

These programs are offered tuition-free thanks to the support of generous donors who are committed to our mission of ensuring all voices are heard.

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Instructor

Susan X Jane
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Previous Students Say

  • "Great for Newbies"
  • "Lots of Practical Tips"
  • "Supportive Environment"

Elements

  • Concept Development
  • Class Discussion
  • Inspiration

Genre

  • Personal Essay
  • Publishing & Promotion

Commitment Level

Low

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