It was a beautiful, crisp fall day in Santa Fe: the aspens were just starting to turn, the Wine and Chili Fiesta was happening at the Opera, and roasted chilies could be bought by the baggie at the Farmers Market. A great day to sit inside a fully blacked-out room at the Santa Fe Complex and lead a workshop on blogging.
Today was Day 1 of the first Blogshop. Everything went very well; everyone arrived early, we were all connected to the internet before the workshop started, the participants were a good mix of artists and entrepreneurs and ran the gamut from beginning blogger to seasoned computer professionals.
We talked about keywords, domain names, marketing and did a freewriting exercise and read them aloud. During the afternoon, everyone purchased a hosting package and domain name and installed WordPress on their site. There was one hosting package that was incorrect, but that was fixed with a phone call to Hostgator. Now we wait as the sites and domain names propagate. Tomorrow morning, we begin delving into WordPress and SEO.
The next hands-on Blogshop is being planned. If you’d like to attend, or just want updates on the schedule, sign up for the Blogshop Email Updates on the right.