[photopress:blogging101.gif,thumb,alignright]I’ve been asked to run some blog classes over at BRIO. Apprently they’ve already set one up, and all RE professionals are invited. Everything’s happening so fast and the first one is on Thursday morning September 6, at 10:00 a.m., right after the holiday weekend.
I looked over Dustin’s format, but while Dustin is my Blogging Guru, there’s not much I can use there. It won’t include an overview of what a blog is. It will get straight to the point. Blog now! LOL. Clearly I don’t want it to be like some of the Web 2.0 classes I’ve been to, where the instructor spends most of the time talking about the days before faxes, and ends with “and now we’re at Web 2.0 thanks for coming”. It also won’t be about what blogs are. It will be a “getting started right now” seminar, much like Project Blogger that produced Kevin’s Blog. (Kev was on the news in Miami today – his blog is gangbusters).
I’ve been wanting to take Jillayne’s class, but better I don’t until after I set up my format. I don’t want to “plagerize”. So it will be my view of Blogging and Web 2.0 and strictly from an agent’s perspective. So while it may be more rudimentary than some of the other classes, I’m hoping that will be an advantage as it also won’t be over anyone’s head. I can send them to Jillanye’s and Dustin’s classes for a broader perspective. Mine will just get them up and running fast and give more tips on some of the pitfalls, like managing comments. Or maybe that will be a follow up class after they’ve set up their blogs and written 20 or more posts.
So Dustin and Russ and Jillayne and now me. RCG seems to be doing more than their fair share of hosting classes on blogging. No cost and no credit hours. Just a sharing of ideas. Most of my agents have expressed an interest in setting up or improving their blogs. Clearly this is a good time for agents to start one, as we have more time in in winter to work on it than we do from January 15th through July.
Personally I thought the Inman Podcast was too much talk about us. Maybe I’ll do a Podcast of my class and I’m planning to set it up more like a workshop. R.S.V.P. if you’re interested in the comments below or email me, so we know how many to plan for. Some have already signed up and I think we’re limiting it to 12 people. But there will be more classes, I’m sure. I’ll need to have at least 25 of them just to train my own agents.
One of the reasons I accepted BRIO’s offer is because there are Geeky Boys there who know how to Podcast. Dustin? Jillayne? Are there any podcasts of your classes available online that I can view beforehand?