When Is a Blog Not a Blog? When It’s a Column (Writer’s Toolbox)

You have a hobby or you have a hobby horse. Whether it’s the world of quilts or the world of questionable behavior, you’ve been posting your thoughts to your blog once a week or once a month — or maybe only when you feel like it. You have 200 “followers” and average 600 visits a month — or perhaps you can only count on your mother and a cousin in Tulsa. But you’d like to reach a bigger audience, to have your writing pushed out to readers rather than having to get readers to come to you. Then consider writing a column. What makes a column different from a blog, in style and content? How do you make the change? Where do columns appear, on the web and in print? Led by Kathy Taylor, Director of Special Projects in the Office of Alumni Affairs, this workshop will address these questions and more, as well as give you an opportunity to try your hand at a sample column.

March 23, 2017, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Room E08, Dillon Court East