Give your blog a boost with Blogging 101 or Blogging 201, or express yourself in verse with our newest course, Writing 201: Poetry.
Note: Blogging 101 and Blogging 201 are the same courses previously offered by Blogging U. Feel free to take them again, but be aware that we will cover the same topics.
Looking for a way to grow your blog, strengthen your technical blogging chops, develop a writing habit, connect with other bloggers, or all four? Welcome to Blogging U.
Blogging U. courses are a great way to work toward your blogging goals, bolstered by our best advice and the support of other bloggers just like you. This February, we’re offering three courses:
I thought I knew something about blogging and that my blog is good enough. I thought I would cope alone. But this challenge showed me how much further can I go without even pushing that much, and how these fantastic people I’ve met are my everyday support.
– Anna at Tantoverde
Blogging 101: Zero to Hero (February 2 – 27)
Blogging 101 is four weeks of bite-size blogging assignments that take you from “Blog?” to “Blog!” Assignments help you publish posts, customize your blog, and engage with the community.
You’ll walk away with published posts and a handful of drafts, a theme that reflects your personality, a small (but growing!) audience, a grasp of blogging etiquette — and a bunch of new friends.
Blogging 201: Branding and Growth (February 2 – 13)
Blogging 201 is a two-week challenge to give your blog a serious kick start.
We’ll help you define your blog’s brand and make sure it’s effective and consistent, build your audience both on WordPress.com and beyond, use your blog’s stats to grow your traffic, and bring your existing posts fresh attention. You don’t need to have completed Blogging 101 to register, although that makes a great foundation.
Writing 201: Poetry (February 16 – 27)
Writing 201: Poetry is our first poetry-focused course, where anyone who dabbles in verse (or wants to start) can practice the poet’s craft with a supportive community of like-minded bloggers.
Another two-week course, we’ll offer daily doses of inspiration to help you ramp up your writing rhythm, and explore poetic devices and forms — from similes and limericks to enjambment and sonnets — for those who wish to expand their poetic horizons. Poets of all styles, outlooks, and backgrounds are welcome (including those who have none).
How do Blogging U. courses work?
Initially, I could not write very much, but I kept trying and realized I was getting more and more comfortable with expressing myself. Thanks for helping me get comfortable in my own voice.
Blogging U. courses exist for one reason: to help you meet your own blogging and writing goals.
- Courses are free, flexible, and open to all.
- You’ll get a new task to complete each day, along with our best advice and favorite resources. Do them on your own time, and interpret them however makes sense for your specific blog and personal goals — we’re not grading you, we’re not checking to make sure you complete every task, and there’s no “wrong” way to use the resources we give you.
- We’ll post new assignments 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.
- Each course 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.
How do I register?
To register, just fill out this short form. Registration for each course remains open until the day the course begins. Note that you won’t receive an automated confirmation email, but you’ll receive a welcome email with more detailed instructions a few days before your course(s) begin.
Registration for Blogging 101 and 201 is now closed, but you can still register for Writing 201: Poetry: