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Blogging U. challenges help you grow your blog and find your community. Get started with Blogging 101 or Photography 101 this November.

Our Blogging U. challenges are great ways to grow your blogs, your skills, and your networks. Two new challenges begin in November: another round of our popular beginners’ challenge, Blogging 101: Zero to Hero, and the first installment of a brand-new challenge, Photography 101: A Photo a Day.

Both are month-long challenges starting on Monday, November 3 and ending Friday, November 28. You’ll get a new assignment and inspiration each weekday:

  • In Photography 101, each assignment presents a new photography theme and tip — we might share thoughts on the rule of thirds, tips on how to crop images, or advice on working with available light — to inspire you and help you grow as a photographer.
  • In Blogging 101, we focus on publishing posts, customizing your blog, and engaging with the blogging community, with an eye to learning the fundamentals of WordPress as we go.

In each challenge, participants also have access to a private community site, the Commons, for chatting, connecting, and seeking feedback and support. Daily Post staff and Happiness Engineers will be on hand there to answer your questions and offer guidance and resources.

And as with all Blogging U. challenges, Photography 101 and Blogging 101 are free and open to anyone — new or veteran, WordPress.com or Tumblr, experienced photographer of fledgling phoneographer.

To sign up, fill out this quick form and indicate which challenge you’re interested in. You’re free to participate in both, but we recommend one at a time — both challenges will be offered again!

Please note that you will not receive an automated confirmation, but you will get a welcome email with more detail before the challenges begin. 

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  1. The form isn’t showing up for me and I’d actually like to do both. I started Blogging 101 before and then work got in the way. I’d love to redo that one and because I love photography, the photography one as well. Can you please add me to the list?

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  2. I signed up for photography 101, but I think I’m going to take blogging 101 again, because there’s so much I didn’t understand. This will be a great refresher course!

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  3. I’m on my third of these courses now and I am so grateful to WordPress for them. They really offer invaluable information, tips and much fodder for the brain and posts! Looking forward to the photography challenge… My blog isn’t purely photography but I use photos to inspire my words, so I think I might get a lot from it! 😀

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  4. I’m really looking forward to photography 101. I’ve tried to complete the blogging 101 and recently 201, but I’ve never been able to keep up or get as much out of the experience as I should. When I’m at work there is just no way I can get online to spend the time necessary for this stuff. Photos should be easier. I can use some of my pictures I have on my computer already for the days I’ll be here offshore. It shouldn’t take long to just upload them. 🙂

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