Today I’m giving a talk to the volunteers of SeniorNet (Wellington): Starting a blog. It’s to forewarn them about a short course I’m doing with SeniorNet on this topic soon. Starting a personal blog can bring creative and social rewards—both powerful benefits for older people in isolation.
If you’re in Wellington and belong to SeniorNet, here are the details — just three morning sessions at this stage. Let your friends know, if they’re interested.
- Bring your own device, preferably a laptop.
- There’ll be a demonstration, then you’ll work on your own blog, then we’ll have more discussion.
- Expect homework 🙂
Wed. 26 August What’s blogging and why do people do it?
A guide to personal blogging as an easy tool for self-expression, learning, teaching, helping, and a virtual social life. Bring your laptop, start planning and create a WordPress account. Homework: reading other WP blogs.
Wed. 2 September Start your WordPress blog
It’s free and fun and safe, and every mistake can be fixed. Homework: posting on your blog.
Thurs. 17 September Make friends through your blog
How to gather readers and engage with them: you’ll leave comments on compatible blogs. (Half of older bloggers value the online companionship of blogging above all.)