I am excited about my FREE event Small Business/Entrepreneurs and Blogging series! I am finding that many entrepreneurs and small business owners in my city are not aware of how to use blogging to expand their business. My generation did not have computers in school. So I am putting together this series to provide basic information for newbies to social media platforms and blogging.
The topics that I will touch on are:
1. Blogs are for more than blogging
2. Free blogging platforms
3. Easy blog set up
4. Why you need a domain name
5. Q & A – answer your most pressing questions
This event will be at the Worcester Public Library on Saturday, April 16th from 3-4 PM EST.Click here to register
I am hosting this event because as I said earlier I did not learn how to use a computer in school. We didn’t have computer class when I was in school, we had typing class. I was terrible at typing but the one thing that helped me with transferring that skill set to using computers, was learning the home row keys in typing class. I could not type fast but I knew the home row keys by heart. The home row keys on the typewriter are the same on the computer. For some reason I was able to type very fast on the computer, maybe due to the keys being so close together and not having to go up and down to reach the keys.
In 1994 I was working at a non-profit organization and they were syncing all of their computers. They hired a technician to come in and do it. The Director had told me that I would never advance in my career if I did not know how to effectively use the computer. He only had to say that to me once. I taught myself how to use the computer! The technician that was coming in took the time to answer my questions and show me how to do new things on the computer. By the time he finished helping me he called me a “power user”. He said power users are people that are not afraid to ask questions and to search on the computer for answers to their computer problems.
Do you remember buffering? Back in the day that was when you were watching a video on your computer and halfway through it, it would stall and say buffering and give you a percentage of how much has been buffered. Sometimes you would hit the play button to get it to go faster but after I searched for what buffering was, I found out it was no use to keep hitting the play button, you just had to wait until it finished. Some computers buffered quicker than others depending upon their bandwidth.
So that’s why I enjoy teaching people how to use computers, the internet and social media platforms. Many in my generation are too ashamed to admit that they are intimidated by computers. I have been told that I am really good at making people feel comfortable using the computer and social media platforms.
There will be an upcoming webinar on these topics, if you are interested in registering email me at MarciaShannon52@gmail.com