Blogging for Beginners – Blogging Course

Gavin blogging in his gardenDo you want to build an on-line community?  Are you looking for a way of engaging like-minded people within your niche?  Why not build a blog?  Would you like to learn from someone you trust?

My wife Kim, convinced me to start sharing my skills and experience in this field.  So dear readers, I am very pleased to announce that I will be teaching a blogging course over two sessions, here  in Melton, Victoria during April and May 2014.

You may be wondering why I believe that I am qualified to teach such a blogging course.  Well, this blog, The Greening of Gavin, was recently awarded the Green Lifestyle Award 2013 – On-line Eco Info Site (Highly Commended).  It has received over 2 million page-views and contains over 1500 posts.  Additionally, I am an IT professional with over 20 years experience in the industry and have a Certificate IV in Vocational Training (Instruction).  Besides that, I am passionate about teaching people new skills, green or otherwise.

I have been blogging in various forms since 2007 and am proficient using Google Blogger and WordPress blogging applications.  I now publish regularly on three blogs and three podcasts that I have created from myself.

So, here are the details of the two sessions;

Session One – Blogging for Beginners

What you will learn during this presentation:

  • Blogging background, what, why and how.
  • How to choose between different blogging platforms.
  • Deciding on a name for your blog.
  • Deciding what you are going to write about.
  • Steps on how to create your own blog for free.

Full presentation notes provided.

Date: Wednesday 30th April 2014
From 6.30pm – 8.30pm (1 session)
Contact: Melton South Community Centre on 03 9747 8576 for bookings
Location26 Exford Rd, Melton South, Victoria

Session Two – Build Your Blog

Do you have your own blog or want to set up one? Do you need more followers? Do you want to learn how to write even better blog posts? Do you want to build a community around your blog?

If the answer is Yes to any of the above questions then come and learn from the award-winning blogger, Gavin Webber, who has over 7 years of experience in blog writing and technical know-how.

What you will learn during this session;

  • How to set up your own blog with step by step instructions. Students will create their very own blog.
  • Learning how to write better blog posts.
  • Increasing and keeping your readership.
  • Promoting your blog with Social Media.
  • Methods of earning money on your blog.
Date: Wednesday 7th May 2014
From 6.30pm – 9.30pm (1 session)
Contact: Melton South Community Centre on 03 9747 8576 for bookings
Location26 Exford Rd, Melton South, Victoria

Total cost for the course (both sessions); AU$48.00 and AU$43.00 concession.  Minimum of 5, maximum of 8 students.

Get in quick, as places are limited, and the cost is minimal.  Further sessions may be available depending on the popularity of these initial course sessions.

Also, if you would like to learn about other courses that Kim and I offer, pop on over to for a full list of dates until mid year.  There are soap making, soy candle making, and basic cheese making.  Hope to see you there if you live nearby.

Oh, and if you have attended one of our workshops, chime in and leave some feedback via comment; it is always welcome.



  1. says

    OK Gav, count me in (or book me in) for the second one (unless you think i need the first as well – Gulp!). I had someone else set mine up and so i dont know how to change it or tweak it. You will have your work cut out for you and im a techno moron unless you are talking about office applications and accounting software.

    I assume you will send me out a reminder or booking sheet. Cheers Mate.

    • Gavin Webber says

      I will send out a reminder. Not sure if booking can be called in yet as I just signed the agreement with the community house on the weekend.

      Mate, it wouldn’t hurt to come to both sessions. It is all the one price. The first session is mainly about motivation and mistakes not to make when starting off. The second session is more about the technical side of blogging and how to set it all up.

  2. says

    Hi Gavin I too would love to attend if only I lived in Melbourne. I agree with foodnstuff and an ebook or even a charge for just the course notes would be great for those of us further afar.

  3. foodnstuff says

    Dammit! Why don’t I live on your side of Melbourne? Any chance of sticking it into an e-book in the future?

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