I’m happy to announce I’ll be speaking at the Rochester Writers Spring Conference 2015 in Rochester, Michigan next month.
“Social Media, Websites & Blogging for the Writer” is the theme for this year’s one-day event on Saturday, March 25, 2015 at Oakland University.
What I’ll Be Presenting
My talk is Beginner Blogging with WordPress. We’ll go over the basics of setting up a great looking blog on WordPress.com, the hosted version of WordPress.
- What WordPress is
- The difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org
- Setting up a WordPress.com account and blog
- Getting familiar with the WordPress Dashboard
- Selecting and installing a WordPress theme
- The difference between posts and pages
- Creating and editing posts and pages
- Publishing posts and pages
- Adding images
- Creating navigation menus
Rochester Writers Spring Conference 2015
The conference is for aspiring and published writers who want to learn about online tools to produce, publish, and promote their writing.
The conference features local writers, social media experts, and web developers. Nikki Sunstrum, Social Media Director at the University of Michigan, will give a lunch presentation on goal driven social communications.
Other sessions for the conference include:
- Making the Transition from a Free WordPress Site to a Paid WordPress Site
- Creating Blog Content & Marketing Your Blog
- Monetizing Your Blog
- Setting Up a Facebook Page, Getting Likes & Generating Traffic
- Beginners Guide to Twitter
- Pinterest for Writers
- Using Wattpad–The world’s largest community of Readers and Writers
Online registration is available. The early bird registration rate is $100, for purchases through April 19. After April 19, registration is $150.
Join Me at the Conference
If you’re a writer who wants to:
- Start blogging
- Learn how to market your blog
- Use social media to connect with your readers
- Meet fellow writers
I invite you to attend the Rochester Writers Spring Conference.
My friend Sylvia Hubbard (speaker at our Metro Detroit WordPress group) and fellow Metro Detroit WordPress co-organizer Eric Malcolm will be joining me as speakers at the Rochesters Writers Spring Conference.
I’m looking forward to a fun day of presentations. I hope to see you there!