Friday, June 17, 2011

Winter 2011: A rainy day in Claremont

While I type this, a lab full of new bloggers are busily typing their very first blog posts. I wonder what we'll be able to read about soon?

I'm hoping that soon I'll be able to write a list of some great new blogs. In fact, I'm very optimistic ...

Here they are:

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Welcome to the UWA Extension Blogging Course blog!

Welcome! My name's Amanda and if you're a participant in the UWA Extension blogging course, then I might be standing right in front of you now. If not, then do consider signing up for the next course. They're lots of fun and prove that you, too, can have your own fantastic blog without too much special knowledge or technical drama.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Spring 2010: Introducing some great new bloggers!

Today in Claremont a fantastic new bunch of blogs was born ... let me introduce a few of them.

First of all, we have a frustrated home builder who's going to chronicle the home building process for us.

Secondly, we have a young lady who claims to be turning 50 soon! We can't believe it ...

And finally, we have a student who is wondering where she is!

We also have a trainer who is wondering how her little boy is:

Small boy

One of the course participants had this to say:

It's hard to get coffee in Claremont on a Sunday morning before 9 o'clock.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Recommended reading for bloggers

As far as I'm concerned, if you want to learn about making some cash out of your blog, then there is one blogging bible and here it is:

The authors, Darren Rowse and Chris Garrett, are pioneers in the blogging field but don't mind sharing their secrets in a really readable way. And Darren's an Aussie from Melbourne, yet a world famous professional blogger. I think that's great!

There are numerous other blogging books on the market, but my advice is that in most cases you're better off doing your research online. After all, if you're blogging you're online, so great blogging information must be there too, right? Darren Rowse's site has a wealth of information - head into the middle of the page to the "Popular at Problogger" and click on the "For Beginners" tab to get you started.

Whenever you reach a stage in your blogging where you're not sure what to do next, just Google your question and there'll be a million answers. In fact, that's how I learnt most of what I know about blogging. For example, when I wanted to change my blog to a WordPress template, I Googled "how to change blogger blog to wordpress" and found several pages which gave me detailed instructions.