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Liked Zero to Hero? Updates and New Challenges

Here at The Daily Post’s top-secret volcano island headquarters, we’ve been talking a lot about Zero to Hero — how to make it…

Here at The Daily Post’s top-secret volcano island headquarters, we’ve been talking a lot about Zero to Hero — how to make it better, what comes next, and whether to issue retro-futuristic silver jumpsuits to all participants.

Thanks to your feedback and questions, we’ve got a lot of ideas! We thought you’d want to know what happens now:

  • Too many ruffles? Yeah, You're probably right.

    Too many ruffles? Yeah, You’re probably right.

    The current Zero to Hero page will be coming down at the end of February. If you’re still working your way through it, you’ve got this week to finish, or feel free to copy and paste the assignments into a file of your own so you can wrap up at your own pace. We’ll be taking those assignments — and your suggestions — and revisiting the entire challenge to make it more focused and more helpful.

  • A new “Blogging 201″ challenge is coming in AprilLots of you were interested in a continued challenge, and many more experienced bloggers wanted something to push them further. Your wish is our command!
  • The new and improved Zero to Hero will run again later in the spring, If you want to give it another try or learned about the original challenge too late to take part with the group, we’ll run another full version of Zero to Hero.

In the meantime, we’ll also be cooking up other challenges, courses, and resources to support your blogging goals.

67 Comments

  1. The first few challenges of Zero to Hero were pretty fun, but from 7 onwards it was too geared towards those who are just starting out with a blog. Sounds like this new challenge will be good though. I’m looking forward to it!

  2. Perfect! I’m a huge Zero to Hero fan, so I’m overjoyed that you decided to go for the second series so soon. Looking forward to meeting you all in April! P.S. I’ll pass on the silver suits, though…

  3. Wow…..I love WordPress. Their hard work really makes everyone happy. I can’t wait to get started. Thank you so much for these amazing opportunities

  4. Hmmm… as someone who just started Zero to Hero, I’m a bit sad that it is being taken down. Is there a reason why it isn’t being left up until the new version is ready to go? Starting a new blog can be quite difficult, especially for those who haven’t blogged before, so it’s sad to see it go for now. I know it will be back, but for those who decide to start in March there aren’t really any beginner options for them.

    Personally I’m going to keep trying Zero to Hero until April when 201 is up. If my timing is right I should have only a week or two break in between where I’ll have to try out my own imagination. ;)

    1. We want y’all to have the best possible content and we want to be able to fully support participants, so rather than having people find the challenge and go it on their own, we’re opting to take it down briefly, and then start a fresh new round with updated tasks and staff support.

      1. Thanks for your reply. I understand what you mean and fully respect that decision. One of the things that I was a little disappointed about when I started was that all of the conversations were closed and I wasn’t able to ask for feedback.

        Even without that community support it’s still a great challenge and you guys did an excellent job building it! I’m only on Day Three but I look forward to my daily blog post and to my surprise gained a few new followers. :)

        Thanks!

      2. In the meantime, feel free to seek feedback in the Community Pool (if you’re not already), or to start a thread in the Ideas forum with particular questions.

  5. Yay! Excited to see what you have cookin’! I enjoyed the Zero to Hero challenge, even though I have blogged for a minute. It still helped to force me to do daily work and to look at things differently. You guys are great!

  6. I can’t wait for the next Zero To Hero program. The great suggestions kept me so focused and motivated that my readership grew by over 300%. That’s a pretty big deal for the world’s laziest procrastinator. Thank you!

  7. Looking forward to more Zero to Hero! I will be doing the A to Z challenge in April, but I hope that blogging 201 will stay up beyond April so that I can do that too. Thanks! :)

  8. Ello, daily post. New to blogging. May I have a piece of advice please? I’d like visitors/followers, but also wondering if my content is even attractive? I’d love some input and also how do I search out fabulous bloggers to follow? Thank u for the time, much appreciated!!

    1. There are lots of resources here you might want to check out, and a post called Community Pool every Sunday specifically for seeking feedback — feel free to jump i!

  9. “Battlestar Galactica” meets “Pirates of the Carribean” — reusing our Halloween costume for a night out is a good idea! Let’s have a regular WordPress “Fashion Frightday” Challenge! (there are more comments about the metallic futuristic giant-ruffled jumpsuit — you’re on to something thought-provoking). Happy weekday!

  10. It was great the day that you did ‘try a blogging event’ as your zero to hero challenge as I got the most response that I’d ever gotten on my weekly event that week! So thanks for that! I’m always interested in new ideas so am looking forward to the Blogging 201. Sounds cool.

  11. I didn’t join Zero to Hero although I know other experienced bloggers did. Although I will be interested in seeing what you come up with. I could think of a few challenges so I’ll wait to see if any of our ideas are similar. And if there is anything new or to learn, I might even jump in!! It can’t be easy for you catering for many different levels of bloggers and nationalities, so thanks for trying to cater for those of us who have been around for a few years.

  12. @michelle w. I think it’s a great idea, and lots of us previous zero to heroes have been hoping you would do something again. However, some of us whilst waiting have signed up and already progressed with some work in doing the A-Z challenge which is quite full on. Now I am in a total quandry, as I really don’t think I can cope with both, so one option, ditch the A-Z and all the hours work I have already put in to choosing a theme, writing and scheduling up all my posts and do the zero to hero and learn some more technical things to do which I need, or continue with the A-Z and miss out on learning more things to do, bleh couldn’t you have done this in May? LOLOL…..ducks head!

  13. Ok, this really stinks..LOL Why did you schedule this the same month as the AtoZ Challenge? I already signed on with that one and can’t do both. I really like Zero to Hero…..bummed in Oregon :-(

  14. With those jumpsuits, all you need is the U.S.S. Enterprise and Scotty to beam you – and me- up for the fun challenges ahead.

    Clearly, your efforts and those of others I’m sure, make WordPress an incredibly helpful, educational, and fun place to be in cyberspace! Thank you.

  15. If I just save the post to my computer will that work, or do I have to actually copy and paste it into Word? Thanks for all your help and support. It’s really working! Sandra Earth’scrammedwith heaven- and every common bushafirewith God. E.B.B.

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    1. You can paste it into Word, or save the entire page as HTML, whatever you prefer. You just need to save it in a way that the content is saved on your computer, because a bookmark to the page won’t work — the page will be taken down.

      1. Hey Michelle,

        Would it be a problem for us to copy it onto a page on our blog and share? I don’t want to infringe on any copyrights or anything but I also think it’s a great program and would love to share it with my readers until the replacement is available.

        Cheers,
        Lumi

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