I am Teaching Classes on Blogging at DeAnza

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categories: Blogging

I will be teaching two short courses in November on blogging at nearby DeAnza College in Cupertino, California.

Blogging for Profit

Saturday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm November 10, 2012
Course Fee: $89.00

Class Description
This course will look at blogging strategy:
• Three different models for using a blog to make money
• Setting realistic expectations for how much money you can make (don’t quit the day job just yet)
• Setting realistic expectations for how soon your blog will take off
• How to get things for free by blogging
• How to use your blog to build your reputation
• How to work with PR firms

And we will also look at blogging mechanics:
• How to pick a topic for blogging using your passion
• Search engine optimization
• How to get a domain name for your blog
• How to setup and maintain a blog using WordPress
• How to personalize your blog using templates and plugins
• How to get advertising for your blog

Multimedia Blogging

Saturday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm November 17, 2012
Course Fee: $89.00

Class Description
In this course, you will learn what makes compelling blog content and how to incorporate these multimedia elements into your blog. The three key areas will include:

How to setup a photo gallery
How to take pictures for the web
How to do simple editing: crop, rotate, adjust contrast

How to shoot, edit and upload video
How to create a video series on youtube or a video podcast

How to record, edit and upload audio
How to create an audio podcast

How to create audio or video content using your smart phone
How to capture, edit and upload without using a computer

If you have a laptop, digital camera, smart phone, video camera bring them to class. We will do as much hands on work as time permits.



I am the host of the Amateur Traveler. The Amateur Traveler is an online travel show that focuses primarily on travel destinations and what are the best places to travel to. It includes both a weekly audio podcast, a video podcast, and a blog.

3 Responses to “I am Teaching Classes on Blogging at DeAnza”

James @ Fly, Icarus, Fly


That Blogging for Profit course looks totally like something I’d want to attend. How did it go? Planning on giving any courses in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam? Sign me up!

Chris Christensen


Both courses went well. This was the 4th time I taught the Blogging for Profit course. Hey, if you want to fly me to Vietnam… 🙂

I may do an online version of the course.



I’d be very interested in a online course!