When I started blogging I made a lot of mistakes. Stuff that seems obvious now – from security, stopping spam, SEO, backing up, social sharing and just general smart management – I just had no idea.
I’ve purchased the wrong hosting packages only to have a site crash after less than a week (this one). I’ve been over charged by web developers who under delivered and generally just got lost along the way.
I was lucky, good developers and friends helped me. Now it’s time to pay back the favour.
Courtesy of the rad folk at Mustek Limited – Tech Girl is offering up a FREE blogging workshop on Saturday 30 August from about 9:30 am. The workshop will be held at the Mustek offices in Midrand and will be finished by 12 noon. Here’s what to expect:
We’ll be focusing on Blogger and WordPress sites.
How to use your CPanel
Security and Safety (get rid of all the spam comments!)
Backing up your blog – the easy way
Some SEO tips
Automated social sharing
Analytics and how to measure them
A few other technical hints and tips (like image resizing, embedding content etc)
Apps to use when on the go
We’ll also be opening up to the floor to try assist with some of your personal blogging issues
It’ll be very hands on, so whether you’re a blogging rockstar or just starting out – you should benefit.
Oh and a few other things:
We’ll have some Mecer and Windows devices on display for you to get hands on with
Every attendee gets a discount shopping voucher for the devices on display
There will be complementary eats and drinks
Did we mention this is free?
Seats are limited, so if you’re keen to join us – sign up here:
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