Longform Lite

A lightweight DIY version of the live course taught by Venkatesh Rao and Sarah Perry

This course is a lightweight, self-guided version of the live ribbonfarm longform blogging course taught in Fall 2016 by Venkatesh Rao and Sarah Perry of ribbonfarm.com. It is an introduction to the "refactored perception" style of longform blogging practiced at ribbonfarm. It is primarily meant for potential ribbonfarm contributors, but may also be of value to those who want to borrow ideas from our playbook for their own blogs. This version consists of just the slide decks, with some brief quizzes, not the live lecture videos. We may publish a fuller version, with videos later. But for now, have fun with this.

Our blogging and editing philosophy has several idiosyncrasies and weird features, so if you're used to magazine feature writing or journalistic models of longform, some aspects of how we write and edit at ribbonfarm will strike you as strange, weird, and even outright wrong.

You can get this course for free if you apply to the Summer 2017 live version of the course.

Your Instructor

Venkatesh Rao
Venkatesh Rao

Venkatesh Rao is a writer, independent researcher, and consultant. He is the founder of ribbonfarm, a longform blog, and Breaking Smart, a technology analysis site and email newsletter. You can find out more about him on his personal site.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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