Speaking at TBEX 2012 in Keystone, Colorado – WordPress and Podcasting

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As TBEX (The Travel Blog Exchange) Conference finalizes its lineup of speakers I can announce that I will be teaching two different sessions at the conference which is June 15-17th, 2012 in Keystone, Colorado.

WordPress for Beginners

I teach an all day class at the local community college on Blogging. Most of the people who take the class are just getting started and not a few are intimidated by the powerful and popular blogging platform WordPress which is used by many travel bloggers.

In this sessions we will look at questions that beginners have with WordPress:

  • Should I host my own blog or use WordPress.com?
  • How can I install WordPress?
  • How can I find a theme?
  • What the heck is a theme?
  • What plugins do I need?

What questions would you add to that list?

Podcasting for Travel Bloggers

In this session we will look at both video and audio content creation including podcasting. We will address questions like:

  • What do you mean by “including podcasting”?
  • What equipment should I by?
  • What kind of content can I produce?
  • What kind of content should I produce?
  • What are some tools I can use?
  • Who is doing this whole video / audio thing well and what can I learn from them?
  • Am I insane to think about creating a podcast?
  • How long does it take to create video and audio content?

What questions would you add to that list?

Excitement Builds!

I get excited as TBEX is getting closer. I have enjoyed each and every TBEX conference so far and am looking forward to this year’s conference as well. I love to help people with their travel blogging / podcasting so if you see me in the hallway please say “hello”.

We are also planning on recording a live episode of This Week in Travel again this year which could easily have been the most awesome thing from TBEX 2011. Stay tuned for details.

See you in Colorado!

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by Chris Christensen

I am the host of the Amateur Traveler. The Amateur Traveler is an online travel show that focuses primarily on travel destinations and what are the best places to travel to. It includes both a weekly audio podcast, a video podcast, and a blog.

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