Starting a blog: a short course with SeniorNet Wellington
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.)
6 thoughts on “Starting a blog: a short course with SeniorNet Wellington”
This is a great step Rachel. All the best. Blogging at any age is good but mostly so when people have more time on their hands.
That’s for sure, time is required! Not sure if anyone will come because it’s soooo cold and wet and windy this morning.
I hope they do because you’re a good teacher.
Awesome initiative! Hope people will brave the weather!
any chance this would make it possible for me to comment on your blog?
You just did. Yay.