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Tuesday 14 January 2014

"Successful Blogging" workshop with Rachel Knowles

I am delighted to announce my involvement with the Purbeck Literary Festival next month.

Poster for Purbeck Literary Festival 2014

I will be running a workshop entitled Successful Blogging in the village of Corfe Castle, just a stone's throw from the stunning castle ruins.

Interactive workshop

What is a successful blog? How can I persuade more people to read my blog? How should I deal with comments? How do I get started?

Whether you are looking for tips on how to increase your readership or are yet to write your first post, this workshop will help you identify your blogging goals and give you tips on how to achieve them.

Corfe Castle
Corfe Castle
When and where?

When: Friday 28 February
Time: 10.30am-1pm
Where: Corfe Castle Village Hall, Corfe Castle, Dorset
Cost: £6

Sorry - there is no online booking system. Tickets are available from:
Swanage Tourist Information Centre Tel. 01929 422885
Discover Purbeck Information Centre Tel. 01929 552740

For more information about the rest of the festival, go to the Purbeck Literary Festival website.

Find some tips from my blogging workshop here.

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  1. I can't get away, alas, but Corfe is well worth a visit for its own sweet sake, so anyone wanting to go, I advise you to leave time to look around. Beautiful country and an excellent ruin [one that Cromwell knocked abaht a bit as the song says] and I believe there's still a model railway in the village somewhere.

    1. I love Corfe Castle. I have set one of the scenes from the Georgian novel I am writing there. I think the castle is open until 4pm if anyone wanted to look round after the workshop.

  2. I've walked cross country from Corfe to Swanage, which is fairly killing but an amazing experience because it's a trip through geologic time... I've used a fictional region near Corfe for the setting for a Renaissance murder mystery still in draft; then it was the seat of the Beaufort family, relatives of the Tudor monarchs through Henry VII's mother. Lud, now I want to go back to Corfe and spend more time...

    1. That sounds like a good walk - must try it some time. Corfe Castle is a wonderful setting for any story. :)

  3. Thanks for a really useful workshop on blogging at Corfe on Friday. I'm not very computer savvy but this workshop was really well presented and gave me a really useful overview on the uses of blogging, how to improve your blogging profile, the interplay between social media and blogging and what constitutes a good blog. I really felt that you were giving us the benefit of your hard earned experience, so many thanks, Rachel. Jill Barr

    1. Thanks very much, Jill. I am very glad that you found the workshop helpful. Best wishes Rachel