Blogging 101 for Writers

Presented by Sierra Writers

Have you ever considered blogging as a way to promote yourself and your writing, but don’t know how to get started?  Join Sierra Writers for a free, information-filled evening to learn more about how writers can use the blogging tool to enhance and forward the author platform.  Writers will share how they have used blogs to get the word out about their ideas.  Next, author Babette Donaldson will walk us through the basic ins-and-outs of the blogging world, and get you going on making this tool work for YOU.


  • the differences between a blog and a website
  • the costs of blogging
  • why you should invest the time for blogging
  • blog-worthy topics


  • how to develop the “writer’s voice” for your blog
  • how to create an editorial calendar
  • organizing your blog posts
  • blogging your next book

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 13 at the Madelyn Helling Library Community Room, 980 Helling Way in Nevada City.  The general meeting begins at 6:30 p.m., and is open to all.

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Sierra Writers provides a venue for writers of all types to meet, share, and learn, and offers writers a variety of experience and support. Meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month except July and August. Meetings feature six speakers per year, two “Open Reads” per year, where anyone can submit a few pages anonymously to be read aloud and critiqued constructively, and the May meeting honors the winners of the Young Writers Contest. Meetings are open to the public.