Blogging for Beginners

Tuesday, January 23rd 6 – 9:30pm

$60 per student

Audience: adult, for all creatives who wish to build their public platform (Writers/Artists, etc)

These days the best way to get your writing noticed and connect with readers who like your work is in the world of blogging. Not only is it essential to your career to build your own audience, but it is now essential to being picked up by a publisher. What makes a good blog post? How do you know what a reader will find interesting? What’s a platform and how do you use one? Learn how to build an online presence in a way that compels an audience to subscribe to your feed.

Learning outcomes:

From WordPress and Blogger, posting, commenting and building up an audience, this workshop will take you through the steps of becoming a master blogger. We will take you through the technicalities of setting up and using each platform, how to create content, how to give your blog the best chance of turning up in the search engines and how to automate your social media so it updates your latest post with no input from you.


Emily Craven is an author, speaker, innovator and the publisher/CEO of the Story City GPS app, which allows participants to take part in a story set in the location they are standing. Emily is the winner of the Brisbane City Council inaugural $25,000 Innovation Award for her Story City project, which creates real life choose-your-own-adventure stories around cities, and winner of the 2016 QLD Literary Award’s Young Writer and Publisher of the Year. Emily has spoken to teenagers, teachers, journalists and writers across Australia (keynotes, workshops and masterclasses) on writing, editing, ebooks, and digital/multi-media storytelling, and was the Digital Writer in Residence at Brisbane State High School in 2014-2015.

She writes YA fiction, with her latest series, The Grand Adventures of Madeline Cain, written as though you are reading the main character’s Facebook page. She was previously the Digital Producer for if:book Australia (The Institute for the Future of the Book) and QLD Writers Centre and has been featured in Money Magazine, Channel 7’s The Great South East and in various newspaper publications for her writing projects.