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Learn The Basics Of Blogging Anytime You Want

08 Aug Articles | 3 comments
Learn The Basics Of Blogging Anytime You Want

I’ve been teaching about the basics of blogging for a little while now. Every time I do a class online I record the session so that folks who missed the class can catch it later. Very often I’ll have people tell me that they wanted to take the class but weren’t available at that specific time.

That’s why I want to offer my best online blogging class videos to you ANYTIME YOU WANT.

Check out my two most-popular classes below. If you’re interested in viewing either of them and learning everything you could possibly need to know to start your successful blog, just purchase the class and I will send you a link to the online video. You can watch the video anytime and keep it for future use as well.

Each class is filled to the brim with useful info on the best ways to start a blog, tips and tricks for making sure your writing gets noticed, building a community that keeps coming back and figuring out how to make money while doing all of it.

Class #1 – Professional Blogging Boot Camp

The stereotypical vision of a blogger is that of someone sitting in their mother’s basement spouting unadulterated nonsense and unsubstantiated rumor. While that stereotype remains in some circles, blogging has evolved into a critical form of communication, public discourse and information sharing. The rapidly-evolving world of professional blogging has opened up new possibilities for writers, reporters, critics, teachers and others. However, the gray areas that made blogging a Wild West are beginning to fade and rules, ethics and best practices are emerging. As a professional blogger, it is critical to understand what it takes to maintain a successful blog, especially as you attempt to monetize the site or build a brand around it.

Let Sean Keeley help you build your blog from just another voice in the crowd into a must-read blog that’s a daily stop for readers around the world.

The objective of the online Professional Blogging Boot Camp is to provide exposure to best practices and rules of the road for professional blogging, including strategies for building an audience, maintaining an interested community, how to maximize social media, how to avoid the pitfalls that exist and finding ways to monetize the content you create.

At the completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand how to create and maintain a professional blog that can be monetized.
  • Create valuable and engaging content on a consistent basis and share that content across multiple platforms, including search engines, social media, shared links and more.
  • Manage a blog on behalf of a business entity or corporation, knowing the ethical and legal boundaries that exist and how to reach your customers in an appealing way.
  • Manage the needs and demands of an online community, including content expectations, commenting, social media tools and personal interaction.
  • Understand threats involved in creating a public blog and how to manage issues that arise with identity awareness, copyright issues, plagiarism, trolls and more.
  • Identify emerging trends in professional blogging and know the best ways to implement them.

Hours: Five (5) hour long video

Cost: $75




Class #2 – SPORTS BLOGGING 101: How To Start A Successful Sports Blog

When I started Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician in 2006, the playing field was wide open for independent sports bloggers.

Today, the sports blogging landscape is very different. If you can think of a topic, there’s already 50 blogs dedicated to it. Networks and partnerships and advertising programs make it hard for new bloggers to break through the clutter. Bad sports bloggers are reporting rumors and more concerned with pageviews than quality, hurting every sports blogger in the process.

Starting your own sports blog in 2011 can be a daunting proposition. Let Sean Keeley help you build your blog from just another voice in the crowd into a must-read site that’s a daily stop for readers around the world.

The objective of the 3-part online course Sports Blogging 101: How To Start A Successful Sports Blog, is to provide exposure to best practices and rules of the road for professional sports blogging, including strategies for building an audience, maintaining an interested community of fans, how to maximize social media, how to avoid the pitfalls that exist, how to tap into the sport or team you’re covering and finding ways to monetize the content you create.

At the completion of this two-part course, you will be able to:

  • Understand how to create and maintain a professional sports blog that can be monetized.
  • Create valuable and engaging sports content on a consistent basis and share that content across multiple platforms, including search engines, social media, shared links and more.
  • Realize the pros and cons of working with one of the many sports blog networks out there, including SB Nation, Bleacher Report, Bloguin and more.
  • Manage the needs and demands of an online fan community, including content expectations, commenting, how to handle rowdy fans, social media tools and personal interaction.
  • Understand threats involved in creating a public blog and how to manage issues that arise with identity awareness, copyright issues, plagiarism, trolls and more.
  • Identify emerging trends in sports blogging and know the best ways to implement them.

Hours: Six (6) hour course over 3 online classes.

Cost: $100

 

With over ten years of experience in professional blogging and online writing, Sean Keeley understands what it means to create, build and maintain an independent blog from scratch as well as manage and maintain a blog owned by another company. He now supports himself solely on income based on his blogs.

I founded the Syracuse sports blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician in 2006 and has since grown it into the No. 1 independent Syracuse blog, averaging more than 400K pageviews/month. The site has been featured on ESPN.com, Yahoo! Sports, NBC Sports, CBS Sports, Deadspin, Syracuse.com and many more sites.

Based on the success of his Syracuse blog, I published How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way To Brainwash Your Child Into Becoming A Syracuse Fan in 2010.

I took over as the editor and writer of FremontUniverse.com, a Next Door Media blog dedicated to covering the news of Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood, in 2010.

I am also an editor and writer for sports hub SBNation.com.

In 2011 I became an Adjunct Professor at Syracuse University, teaching “Blogging For Information Professionals” in Syracuse’s School of Information Studies.I apply many of the lessons I taught in that class into my online ones.

What Do People Have To Say About Sean Keeley & His Blogs?

“I had high expectations taking a blogging course from Sean Keeley, and he exceeded all of them. Who better to teach us how it’s done than someone who has built a very successful blog from the ground up and who totally “gets it”? Sean understands the different learning styles of his students and realizes that the best way to learn blogging is to…well…just do it! His assignments were fun and engaging, and they worked perfectly to teach us how to be effective bloggers. You’d be silly not to take this course.” – Kim Brown, Alumni Programs Coordinator, SU Career Services

“Prior to taking Sean’s class, I was a hesitant blogger at best.  Sean gave me the tools I needed to become a confident blogger, which is of utmost importance.  The knowledge Sean has in his head on how blogging works, and how to make it work for you, is invaluable. He is a natural teacher who takes into account the varying degrees of prior experience his students possess, and is able to adapt his lessons accordingly. I wholeheartedly endorse Sean Keeley & his blogging course!” – Kelly Lux, Community Manager/Social Media Strategist, Syracuse University

“Sean Keeley is a true expert on professional blogging, with knowledge that comes from actually doing the hard work of building and managing an online community. On everything from content to strategy and monetization, you will not find a better teacher than Sean.” - Anthony Rotolo, Asst. Professor of Practice, Syracuse University iSchool

“If [Sean Keeley] were a Syracuse professor, he would be the one you thought was really cool that rode a motorcycle without a helmet and told you to tear up your textbook.  A must for any Syracuse fan that needs that bitter taste removed after any Syracuse loss.” - Brian Harrison, Orange44

“The best Syracuse blog.”Brent Axe, host of The Score 1260′s “On The Block”

“Any mention of Syracuse football must include Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician, which makes a very strong case for the Web’s best independent college football blog.” - Paul Myerberg, Pre-Snap Read

WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE A BLOG YET: Due to the time restrictions and many variables, we won’t be able to go over basic blog creation. I suggest you visit WordPress and create a basic blog. They provide easy-to-use instructions on how to get started. With this ready, you’ll be able to apply what you learn in the class right away.

WHAT ELSE DO I NEED: A computer, a working Internet connection and computer speakers.

HOW DO I SIGN UP: Click on the button below to purchase the course. Once payment is received, you will receive an email from me with a link and instructions on how to view the course.

WHAT IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS: Please feel free to email me at seanmkeeley-at-Yahoo-dot-com.