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Writing and Blogging 101 start next week!

The next editions of Blogging and Writing 101 kick off on Monday, September 15! Have you registered yet?

Ready to commit to your blogging or writing, but wish you had a little support? Look no further: registration is open for the next rounds of Blogging 101 and Writing 101. Both courses start Monday, September 15:

Note: These are the same challenges we ran earlier in the year, offered again so new bloggers can give them a try. For those looking for something new, more 201-level writing and blogging challenges are coming over the next few months.

Blogging 101: Zero to Hero

I was thinking today that I would have probably already given up on this blogging thing if it hadn’t been for 101!
— The Mostly True Stories of K. Renae P

Blogging 101 is a month of bite-size blogging assignments to help you create a blog you’re excited to publish — and that others are excited to read. Here’s how it works:

  • Assignments focus on publishing posts, customizing your blog, and engaging with the community.
  • We’ll post new assignments here on The Daily Post each weekday at 12AM GMT. Weekends are free time (but we’ll have ideas for those who want to do more).
  • Participants will have a private community site, the Commons, for chatting and seeking feedback. Daily Post staff and Happiness Engineers will be on hand to answer questions and offer guidance.

On Day 30, you’ll have six (or more!) published posts and a handful of drafts, a customized theme that reflects your personality, a small but growing audience, a good grasp of blogging etiquette — and a bunch of new online friends.

Writing 101: Build a Blogging Habit

Writing 101 is a write-every-day challenge to help you build a writing habit and push you as a writer. Here’s how it works:

Jeez, Blogging U. When signing up for the 101 Challenge you should have warned me of the gigantic amount of fun I was about to have!
Brain Babies

  • Each assignment has a Prompt and a Twist. Prompts are your topic; twists are exercises that stretch your writing chops. Respond to one or both.
  • We’ll post a new writing assignment here on The Daily Post each weekday at 12AM GMT.
  • Participants will have a private community site, the Commons, for chatting and seeking feedback. Daily Post staff and Happiness Engineers will be on hand to answer questions and offer guidance.

You can publish what you write, or just use the assignments as private writing practice. Either way, regular writing and community feedback will hone your voice and keep you motivated.

Registration

Blogging 101 and Writing 101 both kick off on Monday, September 15. (And if you want to do both but are worried about keeping up with two challenges, don’t worry — they’ll both be offered again. We highly recommend one at a time.) Fill out this quick form to register:

Thanks for your interest! Registration is now closed, but both challenges will be back again later this fall.

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  1. Great, I registered last time and then was not able to participate when…well…life happened. I look forward to honing my skills with plenty of great company. This kind of support and community building is one of the best parts of being a WP blogger. Thanks

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      1. You signed up for an email version of the challenge we’re testing out as something to offer all new bloggers (yay!). The assignments are the same, although the versions we’ll post here have more meat/instructions/inspiration, and the Daily Post-guided version also has a community aspect the emails don’t. You’re more than welcome to join, you’ll just have already completed some of the tasks 🙂

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  2. I really want to sign up to this, as I have a hard time committing to writing every week. I think this will be a perfect first step in getting me more comfortable. However, I can’t seem to access the survey…any one else with this issue?

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  3. I already started a blog but I could use some advice to make it more specific and how to engage readers. And, I also want to create a regular blogging habit. So, what course do you advice me take?

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  4. I look forward to participating in the blogging 101 course. I really want to hone my skills in writing. Thank you for providing a place for me to learn from you. Blessings, Mary W.

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  5. OMG, I am super excited for this! I was literally just thinking I need to work on some things, I’m so new to this blogging experience. I logged on, and this post was the first thing I saw, yesssss!

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  6. Just jumped into the blogging pool with a whopping 2 posts so far … thinking it’s a better use of my late night time than some other options.
    On the cerebral exercise meter it breaks down like this…
    Reality TV = 0
    Video Games = 2
    Blog writing = 5
    or at least that’s my theory (and I’m sticking to it!)

    All critiques and input are welcome, I am not a Gramematician!
    (be brutal please)

    http://inpraise.net/

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