I am developing and running a blog training course starting next September 25th for IT@Cork.
It will be a 5 week course, one hour a week (6pm Monday evenings) in the National Software Centre in Mahon. It will be open to non-members and members of IT@Cork alike. The course fees will be â‚¬50 for IT@Cork members and â‚¬100 for non-members.
The entire proceeds of this training will be going to IT@Cork.
A very rough outline of what I will be going through each night is as follows:
Week 1. Intro to blogging and RSS
How to set up a blog
Hosted vs non-hosted
Free vs. paid
Week 2. How to optimise your blog
Week 3. Your blog content
Week 4. How to Promote your blog and posts
Week 5. How to Podcast
This outline is open to suggestion and change – please feel free to suggest any topics which you feel are missing and/or under-represented in the comments to this post.
I have created a Google Calendar for this training course – you can subscribe to the calendar and see any changes to the course outline as it becomes firmed up.
Here is an RSS link for the training calendar.
Here is an iCal link for the training calendar.
And here is a static HTML link to the training calendar.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.
UPDATE – In response to valuable feedback from Keith and Paul in the comments I have added in RSS and images to weeks 1 and 3 of the course. The Google Calendar has also been updated