There is nothing like a blog
Hands-on Blogging Workshops: free for JJA members, low-cost to others
Believing that web logs — “blogs” — and knowing how to use blog software have become requisites for anyone now using media professionally, the JJA introduces a series of four “how-to” workshops conducted by JJA media director JA Kawell, starting Tuesday, October 23 at 8 pm EDT.
“Whether or not you have or are thinking about starting a blog,” wrote Howard Mandel, JJA president, in a missive to members, “we think blogging-related skills and knowledge of blogging software are essential today for jazz journalists and for anyone working in an arts-related organization and business.” For those who already blog, the series (which continues November 7 and 20 and December 4) offers skills upgrades, including details on building readership and “going pro” (that is, potentials to monetize).
Kawell, who will be assisted in the workshops by Mandel and other bloggers, promises to offer “nitty-gritty, concrete skills that you can use to start your own blog or work on an existing site.” She suggests, “If you’ve never blogged or used blogging software like WordPress or Blogger before, start with the Blogging Basics 1. If you already have a blog or some knowledge of blogging, the Intermediate and/or Advanced sessions may be the ones for you.”
Attendees to all four workshops who pass a brief multiple-choice test on the content will get a JJA Blogger/Certificate of Completion.
Here’s the complete Workshop schedule; or check out the overview of all Blogging-related online events.
Oct 23 Blogging Basics 1:Getting Started More info and REGISTER
Nov 7 Blogging Basics 2:Polishing & Promoting Your Blog More info and REGISTER
Nov 20 Intermediate Blogging:Building your Readership More info and REGISTER
Dec 4 Advanced Blogging: Going “Pro” More info and REGISTER
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