We were among the invited guest speakers at yesterday’s event at KDU Penang, a local college. We were among speakers such as public speaking extraordinaire, Gerald Green and actor-cum-playwright, Himanshu Bhatt.
The Literary Day event was organised by KDU Penang in conjunction with the National Reading Month, inviting the public to participate in its activities aimed at promoting English language usage – reading, writing, listening and speaking.
While the other speakers elaborated on their craft, we spoke about what we did best. Our focus has always been the Internet, which is why we talked about writing on the Internet – the ever-popular and growing phenomenon called blogging.
Titled Blog Right: Secrets to Successful Online Writing, our 35-minute talk gave the 150 participants an idea of what blogging is, how it is defined and what constituted quality blog content. We showed the audience different types of blogs and gave tips on how to make one’s blog attractive and credible.
Over lunch, the coordinator for KDU’s Centre for English Language told us they were amazed at the good response, having had to turn away people due to space constraints.
KDU Penang is located at Jalan Anson, next to Jabatan Pendaftaran Negeri Pulau Pinang. It’s one of the more well-known colleges in Penang. Besides the regular business, computing, engineering and tourism courses at certificate, diploma and degree levels, KDU Penang also offers a number of creative and performing arts courses.