Michele just emailed me and asked: “Tell me more about the Business Blogging class you are teaching next week at the Buffalo Grove Park District.”
Anyone who knows me Michele knows I tout WordPress for do it yourself self employed small business people. In fact this page your are reading is a WordPress format. Like anything in life, there are pros and cons to WordPress. However the benefits far out way the negatives in my opinion. Read more about my views on my WordPress page.
My class at the Buffalo Grove Park District actually covers the following:
“Search engine robots prefer a Web site with new, fresh content as versus visiting a never changing, or static, Web site. A business blog is the easiest and fastest way to add new content to your Web site. Learn why search engines such as Google love WordPress blogs! Study the differences between WordPress.com and WordPress.org and which one is best for your business blog. Learn about themes, widgets, plugins, categories, tags, pages, etc. Not a writer? There are unlimited sources of blog material available if you know what to look for.”
The class is Tuesday evening, March 1st at the Alcott Center in Buffalo Grove. The site address is for registration details. http://www.bgparkdistrict.org/
This is a beginner’s class and we will not be able to get into search engine optimization, target marketing, top tools for Google optimization. These topics were covered in other classes through last year and will be available again later this year.
Another resource for you may be my free WordPress tutorial site. It has step by step how to instructions on publishing a WordPress site, albeit on WordPress.com which is not a commercial platform. That can be found at http://wordpressresumesite.wordpress.com/
The one problem at Alcott Center is there is no Wifi so it will not be hands on.
I will teach a free hands on course at Indian Trails Public Library for job seekers to learn WordPress and other social media tools (LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter, etc.) These classes start on Monday, March 14th, at 10:00 AM. The link to the calendar for registration is: http://itpld-ts.itpld.lib.il.us/evanced/lib/eventcalendar.asp
I do offer WordPress tutoring (sales pitch!). More details about that are on my WordPress Coaching Lessons page.