free blogging workshop at bbc manchester

The first BBC Manchester Blogging Workshop, part of the BBC Manchester Blog Project, will take place on 6pm on Thursday the 18th of January, 2007. This free two hour workshop is for anyone who wants to learn more about blogging and/or creating and publishing content online.

Topics covered will include:

  • finding the right publishing platform – from blogger to typepad, flickr to youtube, myspaceto NowPublic there’s a place that’s right for you to publish your content online (and often it’s free)
  • tips on getting started – naming your site or page, getting noticed, getting listed by directories and search sites
  • syndicating and sharing your content more widely – making it easier to find new audiences and for them to keep track of you using RSS, email updates, email lists, iTunes (for podcasts), and social bookmarking services like
  • techniques for finding and joining in “the conversation” – using RSS, technorati, co.mments and other tools to find and track the buzz you generate
  • keeping it going – how to make you efforts financially sustainable with google adsense, amazon associates and other revenue sharing programmes
  • We’ll also introduce the BBC’s editorial guidelines, and provide a quick legal briefing covering libel and other issues, because we want to help you keep out of trouble and to understand what we can, and can’t, link to from the BBC Manchester Blog

The workshop will be run by BBC Radio Manchester’s Richard Fair who, in addition to covering blogs in his new radio show and posting on the BBC Manchester Blog, has had a number of blogs for years and by Robin Hamman (me!) who heads up the BBC’s Blog Network, runs workshops for people authoring or producing BBC blogs, reports for 5 Live’s Pods and Blogs, and whose personal blog has recently been listed as one of the top .02% of blogs globally by blog tracking service technorati. We’re also hoping to have a number of guest contributors – TBC.

For further details or to sign up visit this post on the BBC Manchester Blog.