By Caitlin Kelly
It’s been a fun week!
Thanks so much to the students who have signed up so far — from Auckland, New Zealand, Chicago, Connecticut, Rochester, NY and Brooklyn.
We’re working by phone, Skype and email, whatever works best for you — for individual coaching, I charge $150/hour.
If you want to participate in a webinar, though, you MUST register at least 48 hours before it begins. Thanks!
The next webinar is this Sunday November 10 at 4:00 p.m. EST, for 90 minutes, Better Blogging. It costs $100.
We’ll talk about:
— how to find new readers
— boosting engagement and comments
— using visuals (photos, video, drawings) to make your posts more appealing
— why it pays to think like a print editor, including layout, great headlines, copy-editing and proofreading
— why writing like a news journalist can help you
— that slooooooowwing way down will improve your quality
— why fewer posts might be your better choice
— what readers want most
Broadside began on July 1, 2009, and moved here to WordPress in July 2010.
It grows every single day by 1o to 20 followers, now almost 8,000 of you worldwide.
It has been featured six times on Freshly Pressed, the best posts of the day chosen by WordPress’ editors.
Here’s one sample of a FPed post.: Would You Rather be Productive or Creative? (It has 282 comments and 359 likes.)
And another. Have We Lost The Art of Conversation? (386 comments, 495 likes.)
As a career journalist, who writes frequently for The New York Times, I know what readers want. Here’s my most recent story for them, about women car designers, that ran October 30.
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