… or a blog for any purpose.
This is a largely online course that you can take at your own pace. In addition to rich website support, with videos, detailed instructions and examples to browse, you can email or discuss problems with me by phone. I have conducted a 90 min face to face version of this course twice at U3A and it was well attended and well received. Participants soon clicked on to the process. By delivering the same information online participants will have an opportunity to follow the step by step process over an extended time, manage one step before moving onto the next. They will be able to share their site with me and discuss any problems. The focus is on establishing a Travel Blog because this is of interest to a lot of people, but it works equally well for anyone wanting to set up a website to support a hobby, support a club or whatever.
What qualifications are required? Reasonable confidence in using a computer and willingness to experiment. Travel blogs generally feature photos, so an interest in taking photos is valuable. Having an iPad or other tablet is useful for travel blogging. WordPress is the platform used which is one of the largest in the world and allows very attractive free designs.
There will be periodic sessions at U3A for those members who have done the tutorial to share their sites with others, get ideas and feedback and celebrate achievement.
Why write a travel blog? It keeps your family and friends informed of your travels in an easy to absorb form. The blog becomes a great record for own use to look back at your travels over the years.
any questions? email me
A blog is a simple website with (generally) a simple structure. A basic one is free. All you need is internet access to manage one. A standard blog consists of a series of articles (posts) one after the other. It can also include a number of web pages. Apart from a travel record, a blog could be used to support a family reunion, share information about gardening, or publish a long awaited political manifesto!