In a few weeks, I start teaching another blogging course at Syracuse University. I'm extremely excited for the opportunity and it's got my blog-teaching juices going. So much so that I've decided to hold some online blogging classes next week since it's been a while. I'm doing something a little different this time around. I've decided to break down the lessons into three distinct classes for specific types of people.
- Intro To Blogging
- Blogging 2.0
- Sports Blogging 101
On Tuesday, May 15th, 7pm - 9pm ET, I'll be holding Intro To Blogging. This class is for anyone who has ever wanted to start a blog but didn't know where to begin as well as the blogger who signed up for Wordpress, wrote their first post and then realized they didn't know where to go from there. The two-hour online course will hold your hand as we go over the basics of blogging (how to start a blog, how to name it, what to write about, tips for building traffic). Everything you need to get off the ground and get blogging.
On Wednesday, May 16th, 7pm - 9pm ET, I'll be holding Blogging 2.0. Not only will this class build on what's discussed in the Intro class, but it will also provide critical info for those who want to really expand their community, their traffic, their search engine optimization and make a little money while doing it. If you've already gotten a blog off the ground but need help taking it to the next level, this class should be extremely helpful for you.
Finally, on Thursday, May 17th, 7pm - 9pm ET, I'll be holding Sports Blogging 101. As a sports blogger, I know that there are certainly rules, topics and tricks that apply only to us. Building a sports community is unlike anything else on the web and this class will be all about how a sports blog goes from a voice in the crowd to leading the discussion. If you're just starting a sports blog or want to learn some tips and tricks to make your current one even more popular, this is for you.
Since I know not everyone can be available at those times, I wanted to make sure that you could still take the classes. Each class will be recorded and the slides used in each presentation will be provided to everyone who signs up. So even if you can't make it on those days and at those times, you can still sign up for the classes and take part.
If you're interested in signing up for any or all of the classes, you can do so below. Each class is $50 and you have until an hour before each class to sign up. Upon payment, you'll receive an email confirmation from me that includes a link to the webinar page where the classes will take place.
After the jump, some background info on me, my classes and whatnot, in case you're not up to speed...
(And I would greatly, greatly appreciate it if you could share, tweet, like, email and whatever else one does to spread the word about the classes with your friends, family and anyone who might be interested)
With over ten years of experience in professional blogging and online writing, Sean Keeley understands what it means to create, build and maintain an independent blog from scratch as well as manage and maintain a blog owned by another company. He now supports himself solely on income based on his blogs.
Sean founded the Syracuse sports blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician in 2006 and has since grown it into the No. 1 independent Syracuse blog, averaging more than 700K pageviews/month. The site has been featured on ESPN.com, Yahoo! Sports, NBC Sports, CBS Sports, Deadspin, Syracuse.com and many other sites.
Based on the success of his Syracuse blog, Sean published How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way To Brainwash Your Child Into Becoming A Syracuse Fan in 2010.
In 2011 Sean became an Adjunct Professor at Syracuse University, teaching "Blogging For Information Professionals" in Syracuse’s School of Information Studies. He will be teaching that class again this upcoming summer.
What Do People Have To Say About Sean Keeley's Blogging Classes?
"I had high expectations taking a blogging course from Sean Keeley, and he exceeded all of them. Who better to teach us how it’s done than someone who has built a very successful blog from the ground up and who totally "gets it"? Sean understands the different learning styles of his students and realizes that the best way to learn blogging is to…well…just do it! His assignments were fun and engaging, and they worked perfectly to teach us how to be effective bloggers. You’d be silly not to take this course." – Kim Brown, Alumni Programs Coordinator, SU Career Services
"Prior to taking Sean’s class, I was a hesitant blogger at best. Sean gave me the tools I needed to become a confident blogger, which is of utmost importance. The knowledge Sean has in his head on how blogging works, and how to make it work for you, is invaluable. He is a natural teacher who takes into account the varying degrees of prior experience his students possess, and is able to adapt his lessons accordingly. I wholeheartedly endorse Sean Keeley & his blogging course!" – Kelly Lux, Community Manager/Social Media Strategist, Syracuse University
"Sean Keeley is a true expert on professional blogging, with knowledge that comes from actually doing the hard work of building and managing an online community. On everything from content to strategy and monetization, you will not find a better teacher than Sean." - Anthony Rotolo, Asst. Professor of Practice, Syracuse University iSchool
HOW MUCH DO CLASSES COST: $50 for each live online course, video of entire course and copy of Powerpoint slides from course.
WHEN DO I HAVE TO SIGN UP BY: An hour before each classtime, but there is limited space in the class so the sooner, the better.
CAN I GET A REFUND IF I DECIDE NOT TO TAKE THE CLASS: Refunds will be provided up to 24 hours before the start of the class.
WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE A BLOG YET: I suggest you visit WordPress and create a basic blog. They provide easy-to-use instructions on how to get started. With this ready, you’ll be able to apply what you learn in the class right away.
WHAT ELSE DO I NEED: A computer, a working Internet connection and computer speakers. I’ll take care of the rest.
HOW DO I SIGN UP: Click on the corresponding button below to purchase each course. Once payment is received, you will receive an email from me with a link and instructions. On the day of course, simply click on that link and sign in to join the course (make sure you check the link beforehand).
WHAT IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS: Please feel free to email me at seanmkeeley-at-Yahoo-dot-com.