March 8, 2018 — Is your blog neglected and out-of-date? Is it at the bottom of your to-do list so never gets the attention it deserves? That makes you normal! Consistently blogging challenges most of us because we’re busy with so many other tasks. Let’s fix that. During this hands-on workshop, we’ll talk about the challenges we’re facing that keep us from blogging, and how to overcome them. Then we’ll get to work creating a plan you can stick with to make sure your blog does get the attention it deserves. You’ll walk out with a clear vision, a list of topics, a writing schedule, and a renewed commitment to your blog.
February 25, 2018 — This track consists of five short sessions focused on Blogging and Social Media.
Use These 5 Basic Blogging Skills to Rock Instagram
Don’t be intimidated by Instagram. Many of the core tools used grow a successful blog also apply to this social channel. You’ll walk away from this session with 5 strategies you can use to skyrocket your success
How I Repeatedly Broke my WordPress Site – and How I Cleaned-up The Mess
What happens when you start building your site without considering what you want it to do? What happens when your web hosting company is part of the problem?
We’ll look at a real-life example of how to make wise choices while planning your site, what can happen when you don’t make the best choices – and how to clean up the mess, regardless of who or what caused the problems.
As our example, we’ll look at what happened when a simple site evolved into a WordPress site, and what happened while trying to get them to play well together.
This journey will be both fun and educational. No experience required!
WordPress Redirect Links: Your New Best Friend for Influencer Marketing
WordPress redirects are a much underused tactic in marketing campaigns. At NTEN, we gave unique addresses to partners in a marketing campaign, which allowed us to track the web traffic that came from them. That info not only helps us make better decisions about marketing partners but is also really useful to share with the partner as a win, so we can keep them engaged and more likely to keep sharing. This small piece of WordPress tech can have a huge impact.
Proper Care and Feeding of Trolls
Many bloggers don’t worry about trolls. “I’m not big enough to attract a troll,” I’ve been told. If you’re thinking of that combative person who hides behind a fake name or anonymous profile, spewing insults and political rants, that’s only one of many kinds of trolls. In reality, a troll can be a family member, a friend, or a passionate person who believes they are saving the world from your lies.
Whatever troll you’ve attracted to your blog, it can be stressful and be distracting for both you and your readers. In this session, I’m going to share the steps I take to protect myself from a trouble maker.
Counting down: What not to forget when you launch your website
You’ve completed the famous five-minute installation of WordPress, customized a theme and published some content, but now what? We’ll cover the essentials of launching a professional site with WordPress, and some helpful tools for quality control, SEO, security, webmaster tools, analytics, monitoring, and maintenance.
February 8, 2018 — I will be sharing my WordPress story and journey. How WordPress can be a source of happiness to ones life when one wakes up every morning. How one can make a living with WordPress if one is ready to put in the work. How one can fit into the WP community and be inspired to do more. Most importantly, how to fall in Love with WordPress, how I did and how you can too.
January 11, 2018 — Developing a successful website does not have to be complicated. Know who you are writing for, know what you want to focus on, know why you are writing what you write, and develop a calendar for when you will get the words done.
January 10, 2018 — Finding the time and desire to blog can be tough, so we’ll be talking about blogging and how it can help your business. Most of us can appreciate the advantages of blogging, but get hung up on the details. We have blogs, but we’re embarrassed to give out the links because it’s been so long since our last post. We’ll tackle those issues, including things such as:
Where to blog (personal blog versus on your business site)
How to find ideas and manage them in a content calendar
How to build those ideas into full posts
Where to find and create graphics for your posts
Some of the best WordPress themes for blogging
Plugins to help make your blog more effective
By the end of the talk, you’ll have everything you need (and no more excuses) to get your blog up to speed and helping to grow your business.
January 8, 2018 — This talk will resolve all FAQs and doubts one has while starting a blog. It will help someone who is a newbie in blogging, or stuck in the process. We will learn how blogging can be simplified, and how to boost content marketing.
November 23, 2017 — Blogging works when done well and correctly. Long-time WordPress blogger and two-time author Christoph Trappe shares the seven steps to get on a blogging routine and stay with it!
November 17, 2017 — Working for a company or starting your own blogging path? In this talk, Ivana Cirkovic will share her tips and examples on how to write good, well-targeted blog posts that provide value and help both your clients and yourself in getting exposure and success you strive for.
November 15, 2017 — Some of the issues we will talk about are:
-Wordpress for Businesses
-Wordpress for Personal Blogging
-Content is King
-Functionality and speed
October 27, 2017 — Join Helen as she shares Lessons Learned from blogging over 900 daily blog posts (& still counting!). Her blog, Anchored Scraps, encourages old-style correspondence letter writing. Items will include Time Management of writing and posting daily blog posts; benefits of blogging daily; and insights using WordPress to blog daily.