Working with the Made In Greater Manchester project we trained a team of Archive Research volunteers in how to use WordPress to blog. As part of the project, the Archive Researchers will be blogging about their experiences and unique finds along their research journey. With the team we ran a day long training session with them to bring them up to speed with writing techniques, blogging etiquette and the technical skills needed for any would-be-blogger. Focusing on the WordPress platform, the workshop provided an opportunity for the team to create a voice stylesheet for their blog, practice writing blog posts and using this text to create multimedia blog posts! You can read more about it here.
We got some great feedback on the workshop, and were reminded of how great blogging can be as a way of communicating ideas and promoting projects. So we had an idea *a dangerous thing in our office*… and so we worked with a group of sole traders and SME’s in Wigan to deliver another ‘businessy’ blogging training day to support the attendees to set-up blogs or revamp their current ones. Blogging is a great way to tell the world more about yourself and your business, as well as helping potential customers find you in search engines…. so if you’d like us to deliver some training for you, or work on your blog, then get in touch.