Monday, December 10, 2007

So You Wanna be a Blogstar?

As the end of the year approaches, you are probably thinking about New Year resolutions. As well as the usual do more exercise and read more books, you might want to add become a blog star to your list? So far, the winners of last year's Manchester Blog Awards have netted two book deals and a Guardian column! If you fancy following in their footsteps, then sign up for our free workshop for bloggers asap:

So You Wanna be a Blogstar?
With Kate Feld of The Manchizzle and the Manchester Blog Awards, and Chris Horkan of Mancubist

1 – 3 pm Saturday, January 19 2008
Manchester Digital Development Agency
, Portland Street, Manchester

After a huge demand for our blogging workshops during this year’s Manchester Literature Festival, we’ve decided to hold another one for those who might have missed out in October.

In this hands-on workshop, we’ll look at the elements that go into successful blogs, and discuss the finer points of style, design, focus, and attracting readers. We’ll also take you through the applications and add-ons that can make your blog function more professionally. This workshop will suit someone who’s already familiar with the basics of blogging but wants to progress to the next level.

Wireless available on site for laptops, or workstations provided – please specify your needs when booking. Limited to ten places. Book by calling the Manchester Literature Festival office on 0161 236 5725, or by emailing

This event is being supported by Manchester Digital Development Agency (MDDA). MDDA offer a number of services to small organisations based in Manchester to help them make better use of the web, including podcasting workshops, web site planning workshops, technology audits, and more. Contact Martine Tommis or Alan Holding to see what support MDDA can provide to your organisation. Fore more inforamtion visit:

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