On Friday February 3, 2012 Bellwether is hosting a free one-day blog training for education bloggers in Washington, D.C. The day will include writing coaching led by seasoned journalists and writers (for instance Carl Cannon) as well as workshops by experienced social media experts (for instance Megan Carpentier) about how to market a blog and build readership and engagement. The goal is to help some fresh, interesting, and provocative voices raise the profile of their work.
If you’d like to attend you have to blog at least 50 percent about education (pre-k, k-12, higher ed and/or lifelong learning issues). Independent or organizational blogs are welcome. Attendees will be selected based on ability-to-benefit not based on organizational affiliation or political or educational viewpoint. This is a workshop about how to write and market not about what to write or market. Bear in mind that slots are limited because of the interactive nature of the writing workshop and although the application deadline is January 3rd we will be selecting applicants on a rolling basis to allow people to make travel plans. Attendees are expected to pay the cost of travel to Washington and accommodations. However, limited financial aid is available.