The Complete Blogging and Social Media Course

'You can buy attention (advertising). You can beg for attention from the media (PR). You can bug people one at a time to get attention (sales). Or you can earn attention by creating something interesting and valuable and then publishing it online for free.' – David Meerman Scott

Writers Write has an online following of more than 450 000 fans. We have developed a two-day course to show you how to make the most of blogging and social media.  

What you need to know about the course:
  1. You will learn how to write for the internet.
  2. You will learn why you need a blog. 
  3. You will learn how to write a blog. Not the ‘I went grocery shopping’ kind, but the ‘I am an expert in my field’ kind.
  4. You will learn what to do with the blog once you have it.
  5. You will feel less alone and you will laugh. (Mostly at yourself for worrying about silly things.)
  6. You will learn about all the important social media platforms - and how to write for them.
  7. Bonus section: Demystifying the #hashtag.
  8. You will leave with a clear idea of how and where to start your social media plan.
  9. And did we mention - the best lunch in Johannesburg?
    In summary, we will show you how to create and maintain an online platform that allows people to find out about you, your brand, and your products.

    Dates:
    • 28-29 January 2017 (NEW! Weekend course date)
    • 14-15 February 2017
    • 14-15 March 2017
    How long? 08:30 – 16:30 for both days
    Where? Dunkeld North, Johannesburg

    Queries? If you want a full brochure with venue details, times, and costs for a course, please email news@writerswrite.co.za. Please include the name of the course you are interested in attending.
    What you said about the course:
    “Again, thank you and Mia for a fantastic course. Not only will PPS benefit, but all the individuals who attended.” ~Lesiba Langa, Social Media Manager, PPS
    "Great course. Inspirational. Just what I needed and was hoping for. The facilitator was excellent, friendly, knowledgable, patient, helpful, and inspiring." ~Faye Asamoah
    "The course introduced me to the importance of blogging and answered so many of my questions regarding social media." ~Zoe Straw, Earth Outdoor Living & The Fourways Farmers Market
    "I actually learnt more than I thought I would. It was practical, hands on, scary at times, but very useful. " ~Freda Isingoma, Eye Candy
    “I found the course to be extremely useful. Mia took a subject I knew little about (blogging) and made it incredibly simple and easy to understand. It finally inspired me to take the plunge and get my blog up-and-running. Real value for money!” ~Claire Badenhorst, Write Scene
    "Exactly what I was looking to find out. The course explained it all clearly and thoroughly. Mia is fantastic, engaging, and interesting. She knows her stuff." ~Caroline Lucas, Mosetlha Bush Camp 
    "Informative and comprehensive. The course covered everything I hoped it would." ~Nicole Waldeck
    “This was an exciting two days...being led into the unknown ...the mysterious world of blogging. Step by step the process unfolded. It was fun, it was detailed, and the interaction with fellow students invaluable. The practical exercises and take home notes all added to building a "can do " attitude by the end of the course. Mia Botha was a very knowledgeable yet relaxed facilitator and the weekly Writers Write blogs continue to support and hone my skills. I loved this journey that prepared me for the next stage of my life.” ~Paula Kelly  ..."Silver surfer in training"
    "An eye-opener, a life-changer. I didn't know there is so much to this world out there." ~Dana MacFarlane, Halifax Art
    "I'm ready to dive write into blogging." ~Hayley Pienaar, Kingsmead School
    “Attendance... provided me with the background and insight I needed to make use of the enormous marketing benefits of social media.  Prior to attending the course I was daunted by the prospect of launching my business on social media.  The course provided easily digestible ‘bite-size’ chunks of info backed up by practical exercises. Mia Botha’s course delivery is fun-filled and comprehensible, offering loads of information and practical tips for getting started with social media.  I highly recommend the course and, should I have the opportunity, would enjoy attending again. Kind regards to all at Writers Write, and keep up the excellent work.” ~Elaine Persona, Director – Partners in Time (Pty) Ltd
    "Enlightening and inspirational in terms of guidance and best practice for blogging. Full of practical exercises that test your ability. Mia is friendly, knowledgeable and approachable, She pushes people (in the right direction) and encourages them with ideas." ~Rhys Malyon
    "Thank you for taking me out of my comfort zone. From not knowing what a blog is, I now know how to write." ~Thandeka Malamela, PPS
    "I learnt a lot and found the group and facilitation complementary. Mia was original, informative and collaborative." ~Verona Toman, Standard Bank
    "I will highly recommend this programme. So well put together with many helpful tips. Mia is abundant, supportive and shares her knowledge with aplomb." ~Kim Austen, PPS

    "Loved every minute of it" ~Aldyth Thomson
    We're also proud to be included on these lists:
    1. Top 50 Writing Blogs for 2016
    2. Top 100 Writing Blogs for Authors and Book Writers
    3. The 15 Most Inspirational Facebook Pages For Writers, Thinkers And Dreamers
    4. 13 Great Facebook Pages For Writers 

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    Writers Write offers the best writing courses in South Africa. Writers Write - Write to communicate.
    36 responses
    Please email news@writerswrite.co.za for details.
    If you want a full brochure with venue details, times, and costs for specific courses, please email news@writerswrite.co.za
    If you want a full brochure with venue details, times, and costs for specific courses, please email news@writerswrite.co.za
    More information please
    Please email news@writerswrite.co.za for details.
    Will this be available as an online course?
    It will, but it isn't available now.
    Please send me details for the 2-day course.
    Please email news@writerswrite.co.za for details.
    Hi I'd like to do the complete blogging and social media course. Can I do it part time in the evenings?
    please send me cost details for this course
    If you want a full brochure with venue details, times, and costs for a course, please email news@writerswrite.co.za. Please include the name of the course you are interested in attending.
    Im in swaziland n i can't be in any of this places for the course. Would i be able to joing it online
    Can you please tell me the fees
    If you want a full brochure with venue details, times, and costs for a course, please email news@writerswrite.co.za. Please include the name of the course you are interested in attending.
    Good Day, I would like to attend some of your courses. I have not yet decided on which one to start with first. Kindly send me the full brochure so that I can compare then decide. Thank you. Warm Regards, Asanda
    SEND ME THE BROCHURE PLEASE
    If you want a full brochure with venue details, times, and costs for specific courses, please email news@writerswrite.co.za
    I would like to know more about the blogging and social media course
    If you want a full brochure with venue details, times, and costs for specific courses, please email news@writerswrite.co.za
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