‘Writing’ Videos

  • Dario Jazbec Hrvatin: How to Write to Achieve Your Goals – Writing Tips for Everyone

    Dario Jazbec Hrvatin: How to Write to Achieve Your Goals – Writing Tips for Everyone

    WordCamp Europe 2017Speaker: Dario Jazbec Hrvatin

    June 21, 2017 — Dario Jazbec Hrvatin is a documentation manager and usability consultant with OnTheGoSystems, creators of WPML and Toolset plugins. With a web-developing background, he’s been a huge WordPress fan for years, using it for every single project since the very start.

    Writing is an integral part of our daily web/WordPress work, even if we don’t realize it. We write emails, messages, blog posts, product announcements, and reply support tickets. But we often forget about how good writing can make all the difference between getting a job, creating a good connection with clients, and writing about our work and products in a good, or more, better way.

    This is why I want to share 5 quick writing tips for everyone in the WordPress community. They are not pompous and overblown, but rather, usable, everyday, and simple to implement.

  • Michelle Zimmerman: No Dead Ends - Writing Will Get You Everywhere

    Michelle Zimmerman: No Dead Ends – Writing Will Get You Everywhere

    WordCamp Portland ME 2017Speaker: Michelle Zimmerman

    June 7, 2017 — Michelle is a writer, photographer and clinical social worker who has worked in the fields of mental health, addictions and research. She has a passion for writing and encouraging the practice with others as a means to achieving a fulfilling quality of life.

    According to her writing can be an inspiring practice that has a variety of personal and health benefits. This presentation will cover these benefits, as well as identify ways to make a regular practice of writing. Michelle will discuss ways to find inspiration, offer some writing prompts and discuss her journey with her blog clunkyshoe.

  • Shari Medini: Write Great Website Copy

    Shari Medini: Write Great Website Copy

    WordCamp Lancaster 2017Speaker: Shari Medini

    March 16, 2017 — Your website needs to look clean, needs to work seamlessly, but it also needs succinct & effective content. The best website copy communicates quickly & clearly with each & every visitor to the site (whether they are browsing on desktop or mobile). It can be difficult to balance the web content so that visitors receive the information that they are looking for without being frustrated with excess.
    This session will cover some ideas & examples to get you started whether you are creating a new site or revamping your current site. If anyone is brave enough, I would love to do a live critique of your website & the content that is there.

  • Nancy Kay Grace: Toes in the Water - Getting Your Feet Wet with a WordPress Blog

    Nancy Kay Grace: Toes in the Water – Getting Your Feet Wet with a WordPress Blog

    WordCamp Fayetteville 2016Speaker: Nancy Kay Grace

    August 31, 2016 — In this session, the beginning blogger will learn the flexibility and benefits of using WordPress.org. Nancy Kay Grace will teach some first steps into blogging, minimizing the fear factor for tech challenged writers. Topics covered will be -how online writing is different from writing for publications -what you need to create a WordPress blog (domain name, host, theme) -simple guidelines for Search Engine Optimization (keyword stuff) -elements of composing a blog post: written content, photos, links.

    No technical background required.

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  • Panel: Content and Writing

    Panel: Content and Writing

    WordCamp Boston 2016Speakers: Tony Guarnaccia, Maura Webster, Eileen Lonergan, Nicole Kohler

    August 14, 2016 — Panel discussion on Content and Design.

  • Alex Denning: The Art of Writing a Great WordPress Tutorial

    Alex Denning: The Art of Writing a Great WordPress Tutorial

    WordCamp London 2016Speaker: Alex Denning

    May 30, 2016 — How do you write a really good WordPress tutorial? A high-accessible breakdown of how to write about WordPress in a way that is engaging and can be understood clearly. A look through how to: successfully identify people’s problems, establish trust and create an engaging narrative, format code examples, understand how to maximise accessibility, weave in calls-to-action and share your work! The aim is to ensure everybody can come away from the talk much better understanding how to write the awesome WordPress tutorials that can spread knowledge far and wide.

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  • Mark Bloom: Online Writing Best Practices

    Mark Bloom: Online Writing Best Practices

    WordCamp Asheville 2015Speaker: Mark Bloom

    October 3, 2015 — Writing for the web is not like writing for any other media. An art and a science, it involves placing keywords correctly and in the proper density; it involves writing engaging copy that can be easily scanned; and it involves promoting the writing for maximum visibility. Learn how to attract an audience for either personal or professional content from a professional writer, using WordPress and selected plugins.

    Takeaways

    Learn how to correctly use keywords so they work
    Learn the tricks of writing online content
    Learn how to promote your writing online, for free

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  • Liesl Barrell and Dan Levy: Writing Gooder - How to Blog in the Big Leagues

    Liesl Barrell and Dan Levy: Writing Gooder – How to Blog in the Big Leagues

    WordCamp Montréal 2014Speakers: Liesl Barrell, Dan Levy

    August 21, 2015 — You’ll learn are practical tips from the perspectives of both writer and editor on how to improve your skills, along with some tricks and tools that’ll help you slay that blank page faster than you can say, “Hello, World!”

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  • Stefanie Newell: Using Your Platform To Write Your First Book

    Stefanie Newell: Using Your Platform To Write Your First Book

    WordCamp Atlanta 2015Speaker: Stefanie Newell

    April 18, 2015 — Whether you write fiction or nonfiction, this session is designed to help you begin your manuscript and complete it! It will walk writers through the first year of writing including: the dreaded procrastination, never having time, fleshing out ideas, writing the first words, writers block, and more!

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  • Missy Oveson: Find Your Voice, Find Your Audience

    Missy Oveson: Find Your Voice, Find Your Audience

    WordCamp Salt Lake City 2014Speaker: Missy Oveson

    December 19, 2014 — If you own a website you likely want to be remembered. But finding the balance between getting found and sounding human seems impossible. In this session, explore what it means to sound like yourself on your blog without sacrificing your visibility online.

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