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Blogging 101 and Writing 101 Start Monday!

Ready to grow your blog, improve your writing, and make new friends? Blogging 101 and Writing 101 are back!

Welcome to Blogging U! This course isn't currently active, but you can learn more about what we offer and register for upcoming courses on the BU home page.

Ready to commit to your blogging or writing, but wish you had a little support? Look no further: registration is open for the next rounds of Blogging 101 and Writing 101. Both courses start Monday, September 15:

Note: These are the same challenges we ran earlier in the year, offered again so new bloggers can give them a try. For those looking for something new, more 201-level writing and blogging challenges are coming over the next few months.

Blogging 101: Zero to Hero

I was thinking today that I would have probably already given up on this blogging thing if it hadn’t been for 101!
— The Mostly True Stories of K. Renae P

Blogging 101 is a month of bite-size blogging assignments to help you create a blog you’re excited to publish — and that others are excited to read. Here’s how it works:

  • Assignments focus on publishing posts, customizing your blog, and engaging with the community.
  • We’ll post new assignments here on The Daily Post each weekday at 12AM GMT. Weekends are free time (but we’ll have ideas for those who want to do more).
  • Participants will have a private community site, the Commons, for chatting and seeking feedback. Daily Post staff and Happiness Engineers will be on hand to answer questions and offer guidance.

On Day 30, you’ll have 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.

Writing 101: Build a Blogging Habit

Writing 101 is a write-every-day challenge to help you build a writing habit and push you as a writer. Here’s how it works:

Jeez, Blogging U. When signing up for the 101 Challenge you should have warned me of the gigantic amount of fun I was about to have!
Brain Babies

  • Each assignment has a Prompt and a Twist. Prompts are your topic; twists are exercises that stretch your writing chops. Respond to one or both.
  • We’ll post a new writing assignment here on The Daily Post each weekday at 12AM GMT.
  • Participants will have a private community site, the Commons, for chatting and seeking feedback. Daily Post staff and Happiness Engineers will be on hand to answer questions and offer guidance.

You can publish what you write, or just use the assignments as private writing practice. Either way, regular writing and community feedback will hone your voice and keep you motivated.

Registration

Blogging 101 and Writing 101 both kick off on Monday, September 15. (And if you want to do both but are worried about keeping up with two challenges, don’t worry — they’ll both be offered again. We highly recommend one at a time.) Fill out this quick form to register:

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  1. I am brand new to blogging, hence my interest in Blogging 101. Why do I need an existing blog url to get registered? Since I don’t have one, will I not be able to take the course?

    Thanks.

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  2. Good. I’m back to Daily Post again since it started last 2011. I think I’ll be more prudent in posting my writings. I’ll try to be active in reading other posts and generously give a nice comment. Hoping I’ll hang on and develop the habit.

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