Practical Blogging for Family History - Using Wordpress -  A Half-day course on 3 August

So you think you would like to try blogging? Well, I think that’s an excellent idea! Blogs are a great way to express yourself, connect with others who share your passions, and share information.

Blogging has entered a realm of its own, from fad to industry. People are entering the blogosphere daily, thousands every day. At one time, a blog would have been called a diary, journal, scrapbook, or storytelling. It is just one form of a website but one that is much simpler to use and needs no knowledge of programming languages.

Alec Tritton has been blogging for over 12 years but we were all blogging newbies at one point. True, bloggers come to the table with varying degrees of online and social media experience, but we’ve all made more than a few mistakes. Truth is, a blog is a website and many people have great difficulty in setting up their first blog. Although no programming skills are needed, the terminology used feels complicated or just isn’t explained simply.

The evolution from website to blog changes how people communicate. So Alec looks at:

  • How blogs developed, to help you learn more about blogging
  • How to use and install your own blog using the Wordpress platform, going through the process step by step
  • The different aspects of blogging using plugins, themes, text, images, sounds and videos
  • Common mistakes to avoid

A half-day course on Saturday, 3 August (2-5pm) with Alec Tritton. Places should be pre-booked, through our website or by telephone: 020 7251 8799 (Tue-Thu & Sat). Do you have a question? email the events department. 

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