Workshop Review: So you want to be a blogger?

A one-day workshop organised by TINcademy, ‘So you want to be a blogger?’ will suit aspiring bloggers and influencers who want to break into the blogging scene in a fast and furious manner.

This informative session cover the basics and fundamentals of blogging, such as how to start and create a blog, attending events and marketing your blog, to the creation of your blog posts and how to take better photos, as well as covering sponsorships and monetisation of your blog.

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Ethical issues such as purchasing likes & followers as well as how to approach a blog review where the experience had been a negative one – are also discussed, during the session. These takeaways provide add-ons that can provide give value to you as a blogger.

Workshop is taught by three trainers

The workshop is taught by three trainers – Dennis Toh, William Tan and Gerald Png – who are all established players in the local blogosphere and so they are able to provide a holistic insider’s view of what it takes to be successful as a blogger.

Holding a Master of Mass Communication degree from Nanyang Technological University, Dennis is a media personality in the local entertainment scene, and has also successfully utilised digital & social media platform to help more than 50 brands market themselves online.

As one of the most successful lifestyle bloggers in Singapore, William has won numerous awards such as the F&N Best Blogger 2014 and the Safra best Lifestyle Blogger. He is known to add value to his blog posts and can successfully produce bottom-line results for his clients.

With the three trainers, who are all established players in the local blogging scene.

With the three trainers, who are all established players in the local blogging scene.

Gerald is the fastest-rising youth male lifestyle blogger in Singapore who commonly writes about his passions, which include food, travel, tech, fashion and nature.

An interesting and engaging workshop

I was at this interesting workshop recently. To put it into a nutshell, this will provide an informative session for not just existing bloggers, but in fact for anyone who has ever harboured thoughts of setting up a blog, regardless of your blogging passions or interests.

There were tips that could be picked up – on how to write an article, using journalism principles. They included ways on how to make use of different styles of presenting a story. How to inspire readers through an article was also covered.

Adding value to sponsored blog posts, using various methods to earn money via blogging and how to manage negativity from readers and other bloggers, if the need arises, were also covered.

Plenty of hands-on activities

The manner that this workshop was taught, warrants a mention, too. Instead of simply having speakers give a speech and potentially driving audiences to sleep in the process, there were plenty of hands-on activities relevant to the topics being taught.

For example, during a segment on blogging photography, each of the participants were given two cupcakes, with instructions to go and get a yummy shot of these – applying the principles that had been taught.

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There were plenty of opportunities for us to use our hands throughout the workshop.
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And of course, after the photo shoot, the participants could eat the cakes!

Gained a lot of new knowledge

Eventually, when the day ended, many felt that a lot of new knowledge about blogging had been gained – and notes were provided, so that the key takeaways would not be forgotten in the months to come.

Interested? Sign up and get a discount

If you are interested in this informative workshop, you can sign up with the promo code – TINCADEMYPRIS

and you will get a 10 per cent discount off from the price of the course (SGD149).

The upcoming course dates are as follows:

  • Saturday, 30 January 2016 (9am-6pm)
  • Saturday, 20 February 2016 (9am-6pm)
  • Saturday, 19 March 2016 (9am-6pm)

To join the workshop, email with the promo code above, to register.

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