Find Your Writing Niche: WordPress and Patrick “Pat” Haggerty

Pat Haggerty, Teacher and Workshop Leader

Patrick “Pat” Haggerty, Teacher and Workshop Leader

WordPress makes sense when Patrick “Pat” Haggerty explains it.

This teacher/workshop leader knows the details, understands the nuances and helps students problem-solve.  He starts from the beginning and assists students in choosing a theme, working out the kinks and streamlining the final result.

I hired a firm to set the basics for my Web site using WordPress, but I had control of the design, wrote all the copy and provided all the pictures. Still there were gaps, features I didn’t understand, so I took the four-week online course Pat Haggerty teaches, WordPress 101, through Heart of Carolina Romance Writers.

Pat is a friendly sort, responds to inquiries and gets the answers to questions you ask. The class was worth the time and money because what I learned is invaluable: the facets of this fascinating “content management system” and what it entails.  I schedule blog posts, add to the media library, answer comments readers leave and feel comfortable doing it.

Pat also teaches “Writing with Scrivener” and is doing a four-article blog series on WordPress at http://romanceuniversity.org. You’ll get them when you type his name in the search box.

You can contact him for his teaching schedule at hagg@mindspring.com and learn more about him at his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RomanceHagg.

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Article By: Jo Ann Mathews

I’ve been a professional freelance writer for several years and specialize in writing feature stories. I have more than a 1,000 bylines to my credit and have written on countless topics from autism to zoology. My columns on fashion and the Internet appeared in a Chicago area newspaper in the 90s. “Brunswick Buzz,” the column in The Sun News, the Myrtle Beach, S.C. daily, ran for seven years then “Events on the North Strand” took over in October 2013, also in The Sun News.

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