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July in Blogging U.: Blogging 101 and 201
Note: Blogging 101 and Blogging 201 cover the same content each time they are offered.
Have you just started blogging (welcome!), or are you looking to breathe new life into a blogging habit that’s fallen by the wayside? Blogging U. is a great way to get on track, with bite-size assignments, a supportive community, and staff to support you. We’re offering two courses in July — learn more:
Blogging 101: Zero to Hero — July 6 – 24
Blogging 101 is three weeks of bite-size blogging assignments that take you from “Blog?” to “Blog!” Every weekday, you’ll get a new assignment to help you publish a post, customize your blog, or engage with the community.
You’ll walk away with a stronger focus for your blog, several 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 — July 20 – 31
Blogging 201 is a two-week challenge that gives you the tools to define your brand, build your audience, use your stats to grow your traffic, and bring your older posts fresh attention. You don’t need to have completed Blogging 101 to register, although it makes a great foundation.
Please note that we ask you not to register for Blogging 101 and 201 at the same time; Blogging 201 assumes that you have some readers and have already accomplished a lot of what we cover in the 101-level course. Both courses will be offered several more times throughout the year.
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 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.
Ready to register?
Registration for Blogging 101 is now closed, but you can still register for Blogging 201 with the form below.
Just fill out this short form! There’s no automated confirmation; you’ll receive a welcome email just prior to the start of your course. If you’re on a mobile device or reading this via email and don’t see the form, you can register with this link.
Hi there! When will Writing 201 be offered this year?
I wish I could register for Blogging 201 but I will be on vacation for most of the two week period. Hopefully there will be another 201 session in the not so distant future.
Have a great rest of the summer.
I registered but I now realize that I will be out of town and unable to do the course. Is there a way to take it during a different time?
I’m looking forward to Blogging 101! I am always wanting to be writing daily, but never know how to go from “ooo, shiny!” to putting down the (sometimes difficult) thoughts for sharing, and engaging in conversations. I think this is perfect timing for me, and I really look forward to being part of a community to build up good blogging habits! 🙂
I missed so much of Blogging 101 during the June session that I feel I need to start over. Thanks for the opportunities you offer. Maybe this time around I can actually finish all the exercises and do them with a little more thought. One thing I’ve learned on Blogger U: each time I learn something or feel I have the skills to try something new.
Hi guys, i registered for blogging 101 but yet to receive a confirmation mail and daily task. Somebody help……please.
Will I need to know the mechanics to blogging before taking Blogging 101? What other pre-reqs are needed for Blogging 101? I’ve set up a WordPress account but haven’t done anything else.
Just registered for blogging 101, really looking forward to it. I already have my first post up and another scheduled for the next couple Fridays. Hope to connect with some great people.
The stressors of the past year melted my brain and almost killed the writer in me. I am looking forward to writing again.
Would I be able to complete assignments with my own content? Like, keep the posts within the theme of my blog?
so excited for this, can’t wait to take my blog of its feet
That’s perfect timing since I’ve just started mine a few days back – should be good to inspire and teach me how to do this!
Darn – I will be away ! I will have to catch, I hope, blogging 201 in August???
Woke up today SO EXCITED to start Blogging 101 only to arrive and find out that registration’s closed.
Signed up today, gutted I have missed the start of this, when will it be repeated??