A blog is simply a short and informative article of about 350 words. Blogs can be an enjoyable hobby and also a way to earn additional income. Whether you're interested in blogging for your own enjoyment or for employment opportunities, you'll find blogs are an essential part of today's business world. In this interactive workshop, you'll learn the essential components for creating an optimized blog with rich, engaging, informative content, images and video. We'll also discuss social media platforms and how to promote your blog. We'll cover how to connect with other bloggers and the importance of guest blogging. Be sure to bring a few ideas you'd like to blog about to class; no writing experience necessary. Bring a laptop if you want to follow along real-time.