Blogging U.’s first-ever Writing 101 course just ended yesterday. If you’re already feeling antsy about not receiving your daily assignment fix, here are some resources to keep you engaged and focused on your writing.
Congratulations, Writing 101 bloggers! While we’re still working on our official wrap-up post (stay tuned for it next week!), we couldn’t leave you hanging on the first day after the course’s official end date.
Back in February, Blogging U. Chancellor (or is it Provost?) Michelle came up with some great resources for those bloggers who had just finished an earlier blogging challenge. We share some of those with you again now, in the hope that your transition out of the course is as smooth as possible. You better not stop writing now!
Whether you’re participating in a blogging challenge or not, finding the time to write can be challenging. If you’re feeling pressed for time, “When Life Gets in the Way” might help. If you’ve got the time to write but no words are forthcoming, plagiarizing yourself is always a great idea.
If you want to explore some new post styles, check out our rundowns on the art of the open letter, defining boundaries when writing about family and friends, and humor writing. If your humor runs toward the dark, we’ve also got a piece on the art of snark.
Many bloggers, on WordPress.com and beyond, offer fantastic resources on writing and the craft of blogging. Here are a few of our favorites:
You can find many more recommendations here, along with links to more of our favorite pieces on The Daily Post. And of course, we’ll still be here every day with more advice, support, and inspiration. Give our Daily Prompts a try. Looking for a writing project for the week? Our weekly writing challenges might bring back good memories from Writing 101. And the Community Pool is the best place for free-for-all interaction about writing and blogging, so you’re always welcome there if you want feedback on your latest post.
Last, but certainly not least — stay tuned for our forthcoming announcement of the next Blogging U. course! We’re putting some final touches on it and can’t wait to invite you, once again, to our giant, raucous, virtual seminar room.