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Date:
May 12, 2021
Time:
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:
Virtual
Tillism
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Writers Helping Writers: Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for Bloggers

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Join Selma and Anniqua, co-founders of Tillism.com, to cover the basics of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and see how they have increased the readership of their blog. Please contact Cynthia McCarthy at cmccarthy@cityofsanmateo.org for the Zoom presentation link.

Have you set up a literary blog and are waiting for readers to find it?  The wait is over.  Join Selma and Anniqua, co-founders of Tillism.com, to cover the basics of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and see how they have increased the readership of their blog.  In this introductory workshop, you will find out how to use focused keywords and other SEO strategies to your advantage. Please contact Cynthia McCarthy at cmccarthy@cityofsanmateo.org for the link for the Wednesday, May 12 at 7 p.m. Zoom presentation.

Dr. Anniqua Rana’s debut novel, Wild Boar in the Cane Field was shortlisted for Pakistan’s UBL Literary Award 2020.  She co-founded the blog Tillism – Magical Words from around the World.  She blogs for The Express Tribune.  Her writings on gender, education, and books have appeared in TNS, Naya Daur TV, International Education, Ravi Magazine, Bangalore Review, Fourteen Hills, The Noyo River Review, Delay Fiction, Listening to the Voices: Multi-ethnic Women in Education, and other publications. Her doctorate in International Education focused on the implications of technology for women of Pakistan in higher education. She has taught at San Mateo Community Colleges, University of San Francisco, Lahore University of Management Sciences, and Stanford University.  She travels, writes, and lives between California and Pakistan.

Selma Tufail, an artist, has always navigated through the worlds of literature, art, and education. Life’s journeys have taken her around the world where she has taught, written, and created art — in Spain, Qatar, the U.A.E. the U.S, and Pakistan. Throughout, she has continued her pursuit of creativity in all its forms. She was awarded the Order of Civil Merit, the highest civilian award of Spain. The author and illustrator of Con Yanci: When Chickens Fly and Other Tales, a children’s storybook, Selma is currently co-managing a blog, Tillism.com with her sister, Anniqua Rana. Tillism means magic, and this is where they both share their fascination with creativity in all its forms.