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Sharing Your Story: An Introduction to Blogging (#NENgage Workshop 2)
Thursday, September 6, 2012 from 5:45 PM to 7:30 PM
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Sharing Your Story - An Introduction to Blogging (#NENgage Workshop 2)
Welcome to the first community media workshop hosted by the North Edinburgh News. This relaxed informal workshop will introduce you to blogging as a great way to keep your community engaged and to spread the word about your community initiatives.
We'll cover social media tools like Facebook and Twitter to help you to reach beyond your usual audience and effectively share your stories and ideas.
The worshop will give you a practical introduction to the tools on offer and demonstrate how interacting, networking and sharing is the key to online success.
This workshop is for community groups and active citizens who live or work in the Inverleith Neighbourhood Partnership.
What should I bring?
Bring an image of something that represents your community or an issue you feel strongly about. It could be a problem like dog-fouling or broken paving, or something (or someone) in the community that you'd like to celebrate. It could be a community event, or a hidden gem.
What ever it is, if it matters to you, you can guarentee it will matter to others. Sharing these images will form the basis of the workshop and we'll put theory into practice as you tell your story and write your first blog.
You can bring an physical photo or a digital image on a memory stick.
Bring your library card, laptop and smartphone if you have them. Don't worry if you don't - we have spares.
Who will be there?
The workshop will be delivered by Tom Allan and Emily Dodd. Tom is a Multimedia Journalist with a focus on the environment, social issues and community. He has worked for the BBC, the Guardian, FSRN, PRI, and Leith FM. Emily is a writer, scientist and educator with a passion for communication and storytelling. She writes for the BBC, National Museums of Scotland and local environmental charity Greener Leith
North Edinburgh News Reporter Dave Pickering will be attending the workshop along with a team of experienced volunteers.
We'll make sure you are supported to progress at your own pace and we'll do our best to get all of your questions answered. You'll get to meet other participants from your community too.
We look forward to meeting you and invite you to join us in the Antiquary Bar afterwards for a drink and free buffet!
Places are free but limited, book early to avoid disappointment. Fill in the ticket registration above to book a place.
30th August: Sharing Your Story: An Introduction to Blogging Read more and book here.
6th September: Sharing Your Story: An Introduction to Blogging Read more and book here.
This workshop will introduce you to video blogging as an exciting, fun and easy way to tell a story and gather opinions. We'll hit the streets of Inverleith in small groups to collect opinions on local issues. Before that we'll help you to plan questions, set up shots and get great sound. When you come back we'll help you to upload, edit and share your video content quickly and easily.
This workshop will show you were to find useful local data. We'll help you turn data into stories and show you examples of websites that are all about sharing data for the public good. We'll cover different ways to presen statistics, how to request information through the Freedom of Informtion Act and how to collect data using polls and survey monkey. It's time to enjoy stats and present data in the most effective and engaging way.
27th September: Building an online community Read more and book here.
Social media is just that - social. And yet so many people think that once they have posted a story online, that's the job done. In this session, we encourage you to think about how you could interact with local groups and individuals to have a greater impact online.
These workshop are funded by the Edinburgh Neighbourhood Community Grants Fund.