Tuesday, April 30, 2013

WEBINAR: Blogging for Beginners - Friday 3 May 2013


Ol' Myrt is completing my handouts for Friday's Blogging for Beginners webinar hosted by our friends at LegacyFamilyTree.com and FamilyTreeWebinars.com . You’ll find the direct link to the archived webinar here, within a few hours after the initial webcast.  
GOAL: This session provides additional support for newbie bloggers and is a follow-up to the previous webinar Blogs: Easy-to-Make Web Pages with Ol’ Myrt here and my daughter Carrie Keele available for review here.
PROCESS: During Friday's webinar, Ol' Myrt will briefly review the 3-step blog set-up process discussed during our last session, then focus on composing creative blog posts, inserting graphics including captions with attribution. Learn about the advisability of end notes and using MS Word for composing. We’ll discuss disclosure statements, and how a blog can literally be a portfolio to build interest in your society, or professional research service.
Blogs are so easy, you'll be up and blogging in no time at all.


You aren’t alone if you are new to blogging. During our last webinar session, the moderator asked:
“Do you have a personal or genealogy blog?”
·         21% Yes
·         52% No
·         27% Thinking about it
“Do you subscribe to genealogy blogs?”
·         34% Yes, via email
·         19% Yes, via a blog reader like Google Reader
·         46% No, not yet

Does your genealogy society publish a newsletter?
·         19% Yes, in paper format
·         39% Yes, in paper and digital format
·         22% Yes, in digital format
·         21% Not yet

NOT TO WORRY! Ol’ Myrt here will provide a step-by-step approach to creating a blog, and making postings using the free service at Blogger.com. This is a proven method for sharing genealogy research, posting your society's newsletter, and distributing info with extended family members. This webinar will also feature a survey of sample blogs, and links for additional help. 

Here's where to find out more, and to click to register. http://www.familytreewebinars.com/webinar_details.php?webinar_id=75

Friday 3 May 2013
2:00pm Eastern
1:00pm Central
12:00pm Mountain
11:00am Pacific
7:00pm GMT 

There are always more registrants than spaces available. (Not sure why, but it is a standard GoToWebianr policy.) See you Friday!

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
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1 comment:

  1. I started a blog when Pat gave this webinar almost 2 years ago - I did it in real time as she showed us how and it was what it took to get me going! I'm not real prolific, and I mostly just blog family history, but I have a blog! It's a lot easier to do than many realize.