Three years later, blogging still remains a very powerful tool for family historians in the endeavour to write and print family history stories. Blogging not only provides a vehicle to share stories for today’s generation but also curate them into a family history book that you can leave in a printed format as a legacy for your descendants.
In the Family History Writing Studio and through our newsletter Storylines, I shared a post this week, 20 Reasons You Should BlogYour Family History Book. Yes, there are many great reasons blogging can be your secret weapon in achieving your goals of writing your family history book.
Now, I’ve created an online course so that you can have an intimate, hands-on workshop with me to get your blog started and use it to write your family history.
This course is perfect for someone new to blogging, for anyone struggling to write their family history book and those who are overwhelmed with the concept of blogging or writing their family history stories.
What you’ll learn
In this 5 week course, we help you:
- Identify the focus of your blog and book, understand the various pages you should have on your blog and identify your target audience.
- Outline the content for your blog so that we can create an editorial calendar to keep you on track with your project.
- Learn the various elements of a great blog post and write your first post.
- Learn the value of promoting your blog on social media, developing an email list and using your blog to grow a community of supporters.
- Learn the variety of options available to curate your blog posts into a book.
Each week you’ll receive a small assignment to help you practice what you’ve learned. There will be a private forum where we will share our assignments and give feedback, and each student will also receive personal feedback from me, Lynn, your coach.
You do not need to be present at specific times for the classes. Instructions, the reading material, worksheets and assignments are dripped to your classroom area on the website each week for you to access. You can check into the forum at your leisure. Assignments, however, will have a deadline if you wish to receive feedback.
There are limited number of spots, we want to keep the classes small so you can get personalized feedback and walk away with content that you can begin posting on your blog.
Family History Blog Writing begins January 3 rd at The Family History Writing Studio.
Spaces are limited, don’t delay, register today!