Blogging for Beginners
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Blogging for Beginners

Learn how to create a blog from scratch, maintain and promote it using social media.
1.7 (3 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
23 students enrolled
Created by Holly A. Phillips
Last updated 12/2015
English
Price: $25
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 16 Articles
  • 5 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Choose and use the right blogging platform
  • Post blog entries, complete with photos, videos, and other multimedia
  • Maintain and promote their blog(s)
  • Create, design, and name a blog
  • Reach a desired audience with specific content
  • Relate and interact with bloggers worldwide
  • Utilize SEO tactics, social media channels, and other marketing methods to promote their blog(s)
  • Be able to maintain a successful web endeavor (for hobby or for business)
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Requirements
  • You can start this course without even knowing what a blog is — don't worry, I'll explain it! All you need is an internet connection and we'll go over everything from there, together.
Description

Learn the basic concepts, tools, and functions that you will need to create a living, successful blog.

This class covers the blogging world from all angles, including:

  • How to choose the blog platform for your blogging needs
  • Best practices for writing & publishing entries
  • Techniques for promoting & maintaining your new blog
  • Ways to interact with bloggers around the globe
  • Information on advertising opportunities & affiliate programs to earn money

While emphasizing the content of your very own blog, this class will also hone your skills at:

  • Utilizing your blog platform to its fullest potential
  • Applying design techniques to further communicate your ideas to readers

Learn the ins and outs of three blogging platforms, including Wordpress, BlogSpot, and Tumblr. You will also encounter other bloggers and complete assignments to ensure your experience in this class is helpful in the blogging world.

Take this course if:

  • You have a curiosity about blogs and the blogosphere
  • You have a desire to create and a need for an outlet
  • You have a passion you wish to share with the world
  • You have a business you're looking to promote
  • You have a hobby you want to make money from
  • You're looking for a way to communicate on a global level
  • You've started a blog but need direction and/or promotional help
Who is the target audience?
  • Blogging for Beginners is truly meant for beginners looking to start a blog. If you've started a blog, but are looking for tips on what to write, or how to promote it, you can still benefit from this course. If you're already a blogging pro, this course is probably old hat to you!
Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction to Blogging
7 Lectures 29:34

Welcome to Blogging for Beginners! I want to take this opportunity to thank you for signing up for this course and starting your journey into the blogosphere!

Preview 02:24

  • A quick introduction of who I am, why I started blogging, and what you can expect from Blogging for Beginners.
Preview 10:08

Learn the definition of a blog, who is blogging, and why YOU should go ahead and start your own blog.

What the heck is a blog, anyway?
03:20

Get a few tips from another blogger in the industry, aside from me!

Tips from a Blogger #1
01:55

Power Point Presentation slides with explanation, and a look at a few blogs.

Introduction to Blogging
11:46

Power Point slides to accompany text lectures, videos, and quiz for Introduction to Blogging.

Introduction to Blogging: Presentation
10 pages

An overview of the course, Blogging for Beginners.

Preview 1 page
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Choosing a Blog Platform
8 Lectures 46:24

Learn the basics of any blogging platform, and then, go inside Google's free blog platform: Blogspot (also known as Blogger).

Choosing a Blog Platform: Blogspot
06:01

See the inside of the Blogger/Blogspot platform and get a feel for it before you decide which platform to use for your blog.

Inside Blogger/Blogspot
10:29

Learn the ins and outs of this blog platform that everyone is comparing to social media — will it be the blog platform for you?

Choosing a Blog Platform: Tumblr
03:17

See the inner-workings of Tumblr — the blogging platform for the social media-lite!

Inside Tumblr
09:48

Learn all the details on one of the most popular blogging platforms out there: Wordpress!

Choosing a Blog Platform: Wordpress
04:17

See the inside of Wordpress, a very popular blogging platform.

Inside Wordpress
09:34

Power Point slides to accompany videos and lectures on Choosing a Blog Platform.

Choosing a Platform: Presentation
9 pages

Get a few tips from another blogger in the industry, aside from me!

Tips from a Blogger #2
02:57
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The Nuts & Bolts
6 Lectures 41:29

Learn about creating a mission for your blog and how your content can reflect that mission. Get tips on using tone/voice to improve your blog, and how to use other forms of media in your blog posts.

Blogging: What to Write
16:51

Learn all of the components in choosing a great name for your blog, and a process that will help you choose the best one!

Blogging: Choosing a Name
02:42

Get tips and tricks on choosing the right design for your blog, as well as information on font styles, colors to complement the look, and using photos to enhance your text content.

Blogging: The Look
04:45

Power Point slides to go with the lectures and videos in Section 3.

The Nuts & Bolts
14 pages

Slides with some extra explanation for section 3.

The Nuts and Bolts
14:21

Get a few tips from another blogger in the industry, aside from me!

Tips from a Blogger #3
02:49
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Publishing a Blog Post.
6 Lectures 20:54

Tips on timing.

How often should you blog?
04:07

Learn to write a post and how to publish them on Blogger/Blogspot, Tumblr, and Wordpress.

Publishing a Blog Post
01:19

Four reasons photos are great for your blog, and addressing copyright law with your blog and the photos you choose to use.

Blog Posts: How to Add Photos
02:12

How to publish a post in Blogger/Blogspot.

Publishing a Post: Blogger
06:18

How to publish a blog post using Wordpress.

Publishing a Post: Wordpress
05:50

Tips from another blogger in the industry, aside from me!

Tips from a Blogger #4
01:07
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Blogging Extras
6 Lectures 20:33

The benefits of comments, how to write great comments on other blogs, and how to deal if/when you get a negative comment.

How to Deal With Comments
01:53

Power Point slides to accompany videos and lectures on Blogging Extras.

The Extras: Presentation
27 pages

Slides with a little extra explanation for section 4.

Blogging Extras
11:33

Learn how to promote your blog using traditional and modern marketing methods.

Promoting Your Blog
03:04

Tips from another blogger in the industry, aside from me!

Tips from a Blogger #5
01:39

A few ways to make money on your blog.

Placing Ads on Your Blog
02:24
About the Instructor
Holly A. Phillips
1.7 Average rating
3 Reviews
23 Students
1 Course
Writer, Editor, Obsessive Blogger

Holly A. Phillips is a writer, blogger, and an SEO Analyst living in Austin, Texas. After earning a Bachelor's in Creative Writing from Louisiana State University, she started her first blog. Ten years later, she's created several successful blogs with followers around the world. She has also written and published four books from her online content in the blogging world. Blogging for Beginners is also taught at the University of Texas at Austin.