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Online Mini-Module: How to Create your own Blog
Brief Description
The introduction of Web 2.0 gave companies opportunities to directly interact and exchange ideas with a larger customer base. 

Blogs, often viewed as digital diaries, have become a social media tool for organisations that wish to foster internal collaboration between employees as well as relationships with potential consumers. Some of the advantages of using blogs in the workplace include increased creativity, more product development ideas, cost-efficient marketing, and higher levels of employee engagement.

Blogging is one of the tools at your disposal that you can use to express your ideas, stimulate conversations, and make a difference. The purpose of this mini-module is to teach you how to conceptualise and create a blog, thus extending your capacity to engage with community and society.

In this mini-module, we will guide you through 5 simple steps to create your own blog.
 
A mini-module will take approximately 1–2 hours of online learning.
Delegates will receive a digital completion record upon completion of the course.
 
 
Learning Outcomes
At the end of this mini-module, you will be able to:

Know the concept, purpose, and advantages of a blog;
Identify and apply what makes a useful and effective blog, using the guidelines, techniques, and tools provided;
Design, build, and host a blog that addresses a particular topic, subject, or interest;
Write compelling blog posts, and
Understand how to use search engine optimisation and tagging to promote your blog and increase readership.
 
Course Content
In this mini-module, we will guide you through 5 simple steps to create a blog:

1. Pick a blog name. Choose something descriptive.
2. Get your blog online. Register your blog and get hosting.
3. Customise your blog. Choose a free template and tweak it.
4. Write and publish your first post. The fun part!
5. Promote your blog. Get more people to read your blog.
 
Entry Requirements
Basic computer knowledge and understanding
Course Number:
P007665
Catalogue and Category:
Information and Communication Technology
Who Should attend:
This online mini-module is ideal for anyone who wants to learn how to create a blog.
Delivery Mode:
Online
Contact Days: