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New to WordPress? Blogging 101 starts on January 5.

Make sure your new years’ blogging resolution sticks with our guided intro-to-blogging course.

If you’re new to blogging, a new session of our introductory blogging course starts on Monday, January 5 — and all bloggers are welcome, whether you blog on WordPress.com, a self-hosted WordPress blog, or somewhere else entirely.

What is Blogging 101? Four weeks of daily bite-size blogging assignments that take you from “Blog?” to “Blog!” along with a supportive community to encourage you all the way through. At the end of the course, you’ll have a blog you’re proud and excited to publish — and that others are excited to read. Here’s how it works:

If any other baby bloggsters are as nervous about this as I was, I have only one thing to say – go for it! My site is looking more and more how I want it to look and I am gaining confidence and followers (up to 423!) by the day.
– Sue of Happiness, Health, and Hypnosis

  • And you'll get a badge! Who doesn't love a badge?

    And you’ll get a badge! Who doesn’t love a badge?

    Assignments fall into three broad categories — publishing posts and pages, customizing your blog, and engaging with the community — and are designed to build on one another.

  • We’ll post a new assignment here on The Daily Post each weekday at 12AM GMT. Each assignment will contain all the inspiration and instructions you need to complete it. Weekends are free (but we’ll suggest some ways you might want to spend them).
  • Participants will have a private community site, the Commons, for chatting, connecting, and seeking feedback and support. Daily Post staff and Happiness Engineers will be on hand to answer your questions and offer guidance and resources.

You’ll walk away with 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.

Ready to kick start your blog? Sign up by filling out this simple form:

Note: you won’t receive an automated confirmation email immediately, but you will get a welcome email with complete instructions prior to the start of the course.

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    1. It’s open to anyone who wants to kick-start their blog. You might find that some of the assignments seem too “easy,” but we have lots of ideas for how to interpret them for a blog that’s been around for a while already 🙂

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  1. Totally a newbie to blogging. I’ll be there starting on 1/5/15. Oh by the way, when I opened the “Take Our Survey” form, my computer’s security system alerted me that going to this link would/could compromise my security online so I did not fill it out. Does that mean I won’t be able to attend the course?????

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    1. It’s the “s” in the “https” triggering a warning in your browser — you can either just delete the “s” (it’s totally safe, I promise), or fill out the form right in this post instead (eg, by visiting the post on The Daily Post rather than using the link in the email).

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    1. Not at all! The assignments will be in English, though. And depending on your language, you might not get as much feedback as you’d like from other participants — people from all over the world participate, but there are no guarantees. But you’re more than welcome to join and tackle the tasks 🙂

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  2. With moving abroad and getting a new Job, its hard to find the time to blog so I really want to take this course to force me to do it! I keep forgetting to write about so many cool experiences here in Japan and it sucks!

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    1. Yes, you are absolutely right; it is wonderful opportunities for the bloggers like us to learn many things by experienced & expert person of the field.
      But, than also you will have to wait till the starting of course!

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  3. I would love to get my new blog, United States of Being, up and running with this course! Unfortunately, when I click on the survey link, my computer puts up a fight and says to, “Walk away.” Hopefully any issues are fixed before Jan. 5th so that I can join in on the fun!

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    1. It’s the “s” in the “https” triggering a warning in your browser — you can either just delete the “s” (it’s totally safe, I promise), or fill out the form right in this post instead.

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  4. I already did the course and it helped tremendously, can only recommend it. Actually I loved the exchanges so much that I ll probably attend again 😉 Thanks for the great opportunity to keep on learning and meeting fascinating people!

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