Are you a hands on computer user? Would you like to put your computer to work for you and get the full value of its capabilities?
ABQ Internet Concepts is hosting a series of Internet workshops for residents of Albuquerque and surrounding areas. All workshops will be intimate (6 participants or less) to allow full attention to be given to each registrant.
Our first workshop will assist you in creating and managing your own blog, whether it is to showcase a hobby or discipline, highlight the talents and skills of your kids or to operate your business.
This hands on workshop is comprised of four 2-hour sessions (one session per week). Families are encouraged to create together or each family member can build their own blog (if so, you each would need your own computer and pay for your own course). During this workshop, you will learn the following skills:
WEEK 1 – Getting started.
- Setting up your basic blog.
- Creating your own domain name (i.e., www.yourblogname.com).
- Creating your own email account (i.e., firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Designing your blog theme.
WEEK 2 – Creating content.
- Write your first blog post.
- Build web pages.
- Build links to favorite web sites.
- Accessing and using the admin section of your blog.
WEEK 3 – Adding social media platforms.
- Set up Facebook and link to your blog.
- Set up Twitter and link to your blog.
- Set up either Pinterest, tumblr or Instagram and link to your blog.
WEEK 4 – Sharing with the World Wide Web.
- Guest blogs.
- Managing emails.
- BONUS! Using plugins.
The Fine Print
ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS: You must have a laptop computer with wireless Internet capabilities and basic knowledge of using Windows and Internet. Course price is charged per computer; up to 3 family members (or friends) can share one laptop for one course price.
WHAT YOU GET: Upon completion of your workshop, you will have your own domain name with a functioning blog; social media platforms will be integrated into your web site. You will also have an email address for marketing and promotion of your site. MOST IMPORTANTLY, YOU WILL RECEIVE ONE YEAR OF WEB HOSTING ALONG WITH THE FIRST YEAR REGISTRATION FEE FOR YOUR DOMAIN NAME. THIS ALONE IS WORTH MORE THAN $80!
WHAT IT COSTS: The 8 hour course (4 days, 2 hours per day) Build-A-Blog Workshop is only $250 per computer. Limited space available; register now to secure a spot.
HOW TO REGISTER: Please complete the request form below and we will email or call you to inform you of our current workshop calendar.
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