Tuesday, Feb. 5, 19 and 26
TribU: How to Create Your Own Blog
Part 1: In this introductory class, learn how to start a blog for pleasure or professional use. You’ll learn how blogs work at the most basic level, analyze several kinds of blogs and understand how to design a strategy for your own blog.
Part 2: You understand how blogging works—now learn how to build your own blog. In this intermediate class, learn how to build your own blog on WordPress, a free blogging platform. Also learn how to customize your blog’s design and track your blog’s web traffic.
Part 3: You’ve already started your own blog—now it’s time to grow your audience. In this intermediate-level class, learn to write blog posts that get shared. Then learn how to promote your blog using social media and SEO (search engine optimization)
Taught by Jimmy Greenfield, community manager of ChicagoNow, the Tribune’s blog network.
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Tribune Tower, 435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago
Tickets: $130 for three-part series
We encourage attendees to take this seminar as a three-part class, but individual tickets are available:
Tickets for Part 1, Feb. 5: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4926777123
Tickets for Part 2, Feb. 19: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4926857363
Tickets for Part 3, Feb. 28: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4926907513