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Social media training for charities, community groups, active citizens volunteers and others from the third sector.

Posted on 15th July 2011 by
central birmingham social media surgery

central birmingham social media surgery

We do various forms of bespoke paid for training for all sorts of people in the third sector, government, housing associations and others,  but every month we also give free help for local active citizens.

We organise a free social media surgery in Central Birmingham.

The aim is to help local community and voluntary organisations get free help to (more…)

Need a Fairy Blogmother? Fancy being one? Read on…

Posted on 28th July 2009 by

Since the beginning of the Birmingham Social Media Surgeries lots of people have taken their first steps in blogging and have done fantastically well (here is a list of the ones we know about)

But blogging can be tricky to begin with and after the surge of excitement of getting your first post up, sometimes it’s hard to know what to do next. The good news is that among the Birmingham Bloggers Group there are some kind folks who can help.

So if you’ve been to a surgery and started a blog (which means you’re a Birmingham based community oor voluntary group)  and would like a volunteer ‘Fairy Blogmother’ to give some extra tips and keep an eye on your blog while you get going – all you have to do is:

Write a post on your blog saying you’d like some help and link back to this post

link button(To make a link, copy the address (URL) of this post and write some text that you want to make into the link. If you’re using WordPress, highlight the text and click on the link button) then paste in the address.

You can just ask for help or if you’ve got a question, write about it and someone will try and head over to you blog.

How does it work?

Just by linking to this post (as if by magic) a little trackback will be created and that will let the Fairy blogmothers (and fathers) know that you need some help.  It won’t necessarily appear like magic, but hopefully some Fairy Blog Father or mother  will then leave a comment on your blog post saying they’re willing to help.  With that comment you will get their private e-mail address, which you can use to keep in touch with them.

What is a Fairy Blogmother?

From time to time we get people who would like to help at the social media surgeries saying they can’t make it.  We hope that some might be willing to offer you advice etc by e-mail.   They’ll be doing it out of the goodness of their hearts, so take care not to overburden them.

For more Social Media Help have a look at these guides and if you want help – link here!

For face-to-face help check out details of the next surgeries at Paradise Circus or  BeVocal or the wonderful Digital Brum.