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Come to our launch

On Monday, 16th April, we will be launching Write on Track at the next KLCK Bloggers Network meeting and you are all invited!

Lorna and I would love for you to join us at the Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co. Kildare, to help us celebrate the official launch of Write on Track.

I will be giving a presentation on how to get your blog on the right track, and how to stay on it. So, whether you are new to blogging or have been blogging for some time, this talk will walk you through the steps you need to take to ensure that your blog is on track to succeed.

Among the topics I will cover:

  • How to run a SWOT analysis on your blog
  • How to audit your search engine optimistion for better results
  • How to determine if it is time to end or relaunch your current blog
  • How to reignite your passion for blogging
KLCK Bloggers Network

KLCK Bloggers Network is an informal group for bloggers. All are welcome, those who are just thinking about blogging, those struggling with their blogs and those who have fully established blogs. There is something for everyone to learn from our meetings even the pros find there is something they can learn. It’s also completely free.

When: Monday 16th April  7.30pm

Where: Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co. Kildare

Hope to see you there and don’t forget to RSVP on Facebook,  Eventbrite or by leaving a comment below. 

Business Tip of the Day – Join a Bloggers Network!

If you are starting out in business and considering setting up a blog, a great tip is to join a local bloggers network. In today’s post, Lorna outlines the benefits of doing so, and shares her experience of launching a local Irish network. 

KLCK bloggers network was set up in August 2010, the brainchild of Amanda Webb of Spiderworking who asked me if I would like to set it up with her. A blogging enthusiast, I jumped at the chance. Our first meeting was held in Athy and we had 7 attendees and it increased to 20 at the next meeting. From there, it has gone from strength to strength, we usually have 8-25 people at a meeting, a great atmosphere and lots of learning and networking. Beatrice Whelan of Website Extraordinaire joined the team in March 2011 and we held our first Bloggers International meeting in June 2011.

What is a blogging network?

A blogging network is a space where new, wannabe and experienced bloggers can attend. Part of the reason is to network, to meet other bloggers and other business people.  We have found that most attendees have a business and wish to start up a business blog or they have a business idea and are looking at blogging as a means to get the word out.  Others will have blogged for many months or years, either successfully or they have hit a hurdle and need some help.

We also have a guest speaker at each meeting followed by a round table discussion.  Not only do people learn something new at every meeting but they also come away buzzing with enthusiasm and inspiration.  The topics invariably turn to a variety of social media as we discuss how to get the most from Facebook, Linked In, Twitter among others.

What does KLCK bloggers network stand for?

Kildare, Laois, Carlow and Kilkenny – the four counties in Ireland that the meetings are held in. The meetings rotate from one county to the next. All meetings are free of charge and everyone is welcome.

L-R Beatrice Whelan, Lorna Sixsmith, Oliver Dempsey, Amanda Webb, Marie Ennis-O'Connor

Forthcoming Meetings:

Our next meeting is in Carlow on 12th September 7.30-9.30pm and it is being held at Enterprise House. The guest speaker is Elaine Rogers of Seefin Coaching who will be talking about ‘Blogging – how to get started and keep blogging’.  Many  bloggers are nervous about starting or procrastinate over writing blog posts and Elaine will share tips and hints on how to prevent this along with some practical skills. Elaine is an avid blogger, managing four blogs and writing for online magazines so do come along on the 12th to meet other bloggers and learn what blogging can do for you and your business.

The October meeting will be held in Portlaoise on 11th October, I will be speaking at on the topic ‘Blogging for Business’ (with a focus on e-commerce).

So do come along to our Carlow and/or Laois meetings, meet other bloggers, learn something new and enjoy. You can check out our Facebook page here for more information too.

Check out Marie’s presentation to KLCK on how to drive more traffic to your blog.