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New year, new blog? Make it a great one.

Ready to get your new blog off to a great start (or kick-start your old one)? Blogging 101 returns on Monday, January 5.

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.

Blogging 101 is four weeks of daily bite-size 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:

My blog has gone from being dull and plain to having widgets and all this shmancy tech stuff, and from having almost no followers to having a loyal following now!
– Microgalactic

  • 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.

Registration is now closed, but Blogging 101 returns in February!

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      1. I don’t have access to an Internet connection at least 2 days a week because my husband and I commute to our cabin 17 days out of the month. there is no electricity and very little cell signal. Is it still possible to take the class and catch up on assignments on the other days of the week we are in the city?

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      2. Everyone does the assignments on their own time, so you can participate however fits your schedule. And there are no new assignments on weekends specifically to give folks a chance to catch up.

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  1. When I add a picture to my site and then go to ”preview site” only the picture is there and all of my posts are gone, just the picture is there…..?? how do you put pics up without deleting your posts?

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      1. Thanks, I had the picture I wanted on my site and it looked fine with the caption above and everything BUT now today I posted another story and the Picture is GONE along with my other posts.. I have no idea what to do now.

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    1. Sure, the first few assignments will still be available, so you can catch up. We’re also going to start running this course monthly, in case you want to wait for a month where you can participate in the whole thing.

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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. The link in the actual post does the same thing. I shall try deleting the ‘s’. Thank you very much for your help.

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