A popular favorite is back, along with two new courses to help you break the blogging ice.
NOTE: Registration for all December courses is now closed.
December in Blogging U. brings three great options for stretching yourself as a blogger — and they all end in plenty of time for you to relax and enjoy the end of the year.
A perennial favorite, this two-week course helps you develop your blog’s branding and lays the groundwork for growing your readership. Delve into social networks, beef up your visual identity, learn to use your stats, explore blogging events, and more. Check out the full course description.
This new two-week challenge lets any blogger begin to explore the world of verse. Daily word and photo prompts — contributed by WordPress.com community members! — provide the jumping off point for daily poetry. Check out the full course description.
Many bloggers are more intimidated by commenting than by publishing posts of their own; let’s work through that together! This one-week challenge gets you comfortable with commenting — the mechanics, the etiquette, and the substance. Check out the full course description.
How do Blogging U. courses work?
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 task or writing prompt each by emails weekday at midnight GMT, along with our best advice and 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. Weekends are free!
- Each course has 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 we’ll be posting our favorite resources there for easy reference.