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:

  • 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.

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

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

Registration is closed, but Blogging 101 will be back in February!

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. obenjo

    I just registered for this course. Very new to this whole blogging ‘thing’. Hoping to enjoy all the good stuff in this community and a rich content for my blog.

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  2. Nadine Tomlinson

    Thanks for this opportunity. Looking forward to learn even more.

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  3. wendymohl

    Hello, I’m interested in signing up for the course, but the the sign-up form is not visible on the site. Please advise. Thanks!

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  4. galiaarts

    What if I can’t access and don’t know my current blog’s url???? That is why I need this class! Come on, Happiness staff. Give me a break here!

    Frustrated once again by the faceless soulless techno world…

    Galia Goodman

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  5. Darren Penix

    I’m new to blogging. In fact, I’m 3 days old. I have actually created a site and added some pretty cool feature- in my own opinion. I might be only slightly ahead of parts of this course, but I registered anyhow and I excited to get started.

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  6. MissBlog

    just signed up, its is worth it ??

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  7. Deborah

    Your blog URL ….. I don’t yet have one set up, to use. Will this start from the VERY beginning please? So I learn how to use it properly? I tried one, which didn’t seem to be available to people to read unless I sent them a link. I am not sure how to go about it, but you won’t stop me once I do. I will try setting one up to get started with.

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    • Michelle W.

      It looks like you already have one, https://debleedee.wordpress.com/. Did you want to create a new blog instead?

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      • Simply Be

        Thanks I found that old one I tried doing. Have started a new one for blogging 101 … not sure if its visible LOL

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      • simply be

        Thanks Michelle. I made my first post (in a new blog which I made the primary one) and it doesn’t seem to have posted anywhere. I can’t get into The Commons so am stuck to find out where I can go from here. I suspect it has something to do with setting up the new blog as somehow I now have followers (which I never had before) on the old blog which is a few years old. Can you direct me where I can find some assistance to rectify this please? TIA

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  8. Julia Berndt

    great idea 🙂 thank you for helping us!

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  9. aranislandgirl

    A bit panicked today because in my sleepy state I deleted and trashed my email from you yesterday! Please, please help me to get back on track to beginning your blogging 101 course today. Thank you.

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  10. dalalradwan2014

    Just registered and can’t wait to get started!
    One question only, I still didn’t get the welcome email and I’m worried I would be behind the call!
    After the initial registration, are there any further instructions to finalise the sign up?

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  11. sujinivedita

    the avalanche of thoughts that keep flowing in my mind has been waiting to be established as well tailored blogs!I cant believe that there is a course that can provide me what I wanted from a long time.Looking forward for a great experience!! 🙂

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  12. Chris Jeannine

    Very excited about this course! And the icing on the cake is that it’s free! Thanks so much!

    -CJ

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  13. kgsdtr1

    hopefully this course is designed for very new beginners

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  14. Victor Ordu

    Oh, this should be interesting…

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  15. sadiatbabs

    Hi. Just registered. Hope I’m not too late.

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  16. richerlife1

    Hi

    Please help I don’t know how to find my URL so that I can sign up

    I look forward to hearing from you

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  17. teresainindia

    Hello Michelle

    Where to now?

    I’ve registered and have not received any classes etc. I’ve gone on to the Blogging 101 site only to find that comments are now closed. I’ve entered my email address so I can follow the course only to be told I’ve already entered it but I’m not receiving any material. What to do? I’d so appreciate your help.

    Many thanks, Teresa Cannon.

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