Blogging for money in Carmel

Here I sit in Carmel, CA teaching a group of writers how to blog for traffic or money.

These guys are great because they have a heart to do things right and the will to make a difference in the world.

So, we talk and we preach and we listen and we get angry and we get motivated and we give up and we get back on the horse…and in the end we resolve to make a difference in the world with our writing. Then we write.

And if the writers here will write enough, sooner or later they will make money at it….or not.

But first and foremost we determine to write…because we know that writing makes a difference.

Tommy Edison said about

Karl Fogel Bodysurfing the Blogosphere: How an Audience-Distributed Film Won Big at Wordcamp 2010 – San Francisco

Karl Fogel Bodysurfing the Blogosphere: How an Audience-Distributed Film Won Big. Lessons learned…to be learned. Minimize the risk. Make it easy to contribute Freeup the content, sell the containers, related products. Encourage commercial activity. Sell your endorsement Encourage involvement Encourage reuse and remix Pleasant surprise for me here…Karl is telling how to sell an artist.…

The Future of WordPress – Wordcamp 2010

I am sitting in San Francisco at the WordCamp 2010. First session – The Future of WordPress.

Trying the live blogging thing.

9:06 – I hope Scott Berkun makes a better impression with his presentation than he does with the language he uses.  No need to use 4 letter words to get a laugh. The F-word. Grow up!

Thomas Paine – the first blogger? Interesting.

9:10 – Gutenberg – the founder of the Internet? Wanted words to be free.

“How I will change the world” – I often think when I write – “Make a difference.”

3 elements for the future of WordPress

1. WordPress is the platform for revolution.

2. What happens before you die?

9:20…not learning anything here….

WordPress buttons are more…more…now up to 57!

Complete Hands-On Blogging – April 24, 2010 – in Sunnyvale, CA

Got blog?

How’s your blog doing?

Not a few of you have already signed up for the 2nd Blog Workshop on Saturday, April 24, 2010.

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Many of you will also have an opportunity to attend a workshop being organized in your area as well, albeit a bit beyond April 24th – June in Sacto, July in Fremont and …

My take on this April 24th workshop is that it is a prequel to the first blog workshop.

The first one addressed – how to use blogging as a platform, to get traffic and the earning potential. It was the ‘meat’ or whatever else you might put in a sandwich so to speak.

This next workshop is the two slices of bread – How to get started, the mechanics of posting, inserting links, images, media and scheduling…. And how to build your network, add links to your books and make some money…