The Blog Network: Become a better blogger #TBW

Have you heard of The Blog Workshop? I just found out. Let me tell you about it.  

The Blog Workshop is a community for bloggers. TBW provides information that will help bloggers AND vloggers take their blogs from backyard to global. Through workshops, annual conferences, The Blog Workshop University and community/online forums, The Blog Workshop says it works hard to facilitate blogging education and help bridge the gap between influencers, brands, PR professionals and more. The Blog Workshop's motto is “Where Blogging Meets Business”

I have not have the opportunity to reap any of these benefits, but I took a look around the site and there seems to be a large network of people taking advantage of everything TBW has to offer. As a veteran blogger, I'm intrigued to see how this online community can help me. And my students.

This Wednesday, I am a presenter at a writing bootcamp for middle and high school students, in Jamestown, N.C. A former co-worker asked me to talk the students through a writing exercise and give my insights on food writing and food blogging. I am stoked. SUPER STOKED. After a field trip to a local restaurant for a tasting, I'm going to talk about culinary journalism in general, food blogging and post the students' work here on my blog. I hope to be able to direct them to TBW, to get them on their way.

It's taken me 5 years to get where I am today and it's a little comforting to know you can watch a video or attend a seminar to learn about:

Branding ideas, video, audio, image editing, HTML and CSS basics, creating an editorial schedule, understanding your blog as a business, creating a media kit, FTC regulations, social media, email marketing, giveaways and promotions.

Next up: TBW has a webinar on legal issues in the blogging world. Will you be signing up to log-on?

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Nikki Miller-Ka

Nikki Miller-Ka

Ms. Miller-Ka is a classically trained chef with a BA in English from East Carolina University and a Culinary Arts Associate Degree from Le Cordon Bleu-Miami.

Formerly, she’s worked as a researcher, an editorial assistant, reporter and guest blogger for various publications and outlets in the Southeast. She has also worked as a catering chef, a pastry chef, a butcher, a baker, and a biscuit-maker. Presently, she is a food editor, freelance food writer, and a tour guide for Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours.

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