Blogging For Freelancers!

You can write right?

BUT can you blog effectively and reach the greater ‘write-o-sphere’ that should be reading it?

You are invited to a presentation by SAFREA member and blogger Hagen Engler on Blogging is Dead! Long live blogging!

Hagen will guide you through:

  • Global trends
  • One journalist’s method – What I use my blog for
  • WordPress: The killer app
  • Getting set up
  • Cash for chaos

There is so much more to blogging than posting up articles, opinions and views. A lot of thought goes into your blogs, thoughts take time. Come and spend some time with Hagen and enhance the reach of your blog and therefore your views and opinions.
Hagen Engler is a journalist and writer with more than 20 years’ experience in newspapers, magazines and books. He also dabbles in filmmaking, radio, music and poetry. He currently writes freelance for various media and corporate clients. His latest book – the local version of “Stuff White People Like” – will be published by Jonathan Ball. He has used social media since the days of MySpace and has run a blog/website of his own since 1998, when the internet still ran on hamster power. He uses his blog primarily to showcase his original work.


Hagen was editor of FHM magazine, where he was responsible for legendary coverlines like “Death by Wanking” and “Don’t dress like a doos”. His internet hits include the blogs, “10 Reasons Cape Town Can Fuck Off”, “Travels with My Ballbag” and “Marrying Black Girls For Guys who aren’t Black”.


Where: SA Institute for the Advancement of Journalism, 1 Richmond Forum, Ground Floor

Cedar Street, Richmond, Johannesburg

When:   Tuesday, 27 May 2014. 9.30am for 10am

Cost:       R30.00 per person

RSVP:   Sue Charlton – or Cell: 082 579 4263




Writer for television, print and digital, corporate and editorial. Editor and writer of books. Musical performance, spoken word as Inspector Ras. Guitar/vocals for The Near Misses, (Worst Band In JoburgTM). The last whitey at umsebenzi. Latest book 415 Action-Packed Neighbourhood Marketing Tips with Basil O'Hagan, out now. @hagenengler

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