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August in Blogging U: Blogging 101

Our popular get-started course, Blogging 101, returns in August! Learn more and register.

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. This August, we’re offering Blogging 101— and registration is now open!

Blogging 101: Zero to Hero — August 3 – 21

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.

I have fallen in love with blogging all over again. It’s been wonderful. I am learning so much, and my blog is looking better than ever.

Elle, The Adventures of a Samurai, a Seanchai, and 4 Fairy Ninja

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 send you a new assignment via email each weekday at midnight GMT. 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.

Registration is now closed. To see what’s coming up in September, visit the Blogging U home page.


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  1. cbecker53

    I took Blogging 101 earlier this year and learned a lot, and “met” a whole bunch of blogger friends.

    Liked by 2 people

    • bunmi29

      I just sign up with WordPress.com and I need help that will guide me on how to keep going. And I hope this program will help. Thanks for the program.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. jensenempire2551

    i think, i think, i think, i will!

    Liked by 2 people

  3. TheHighlandChef

    I signed up for the Blogging 101 course. Can’t wait to get started and see some new faces.

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  4. JennG

    I’ve registered for this once before and sort of fell off… I’m going to give it a try again and try my best to finish all the challenges…🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Renae T

    This is absolutely new to me, as well as my children’s. Just trying to learn as I go!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. onyangowagzz

    Can’t wait to meet new faces.Challenging though.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. dailywriter

    If you are on the sidelines….jump in and register! The course is totally worth it (hey …it’s free 😃) and for me gave me the boost in motivation to get my blog going after being “left for dead”.
    Can’t wait for 201 in Sept.👍

    Liked by 3 people

  8. srolson38

    Literally just signed up with WordPress.com I don’t even have an introduction blog yet. Excited to get some knowledge, tips, advice, guidance, and resources right away!

    Liked by 6 people

  9. readersandmore

    Definitely sign up for this if you are a new blogger or just need to improve and get some helpful tips. I took Blogging 101 during the last course and loved it! It really boosted my knowledge and brought me more followers and notice in no time.

    Liked by 3 people

  10. Celina

    I am so glad to be signed up for another course. Even though I have done it twice before I always learn something new as well as meet new people. I look forward to it!

    Liked by 2 people

  11. helenofmanchester

    I’m signed up too:) excited!

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  12. LIFE begins @ 58!

    Great, can’t wait!

    Liked by 1 person

  13. The Poetic Chef =^.^=

    I’m signed up! Toss between nervous and excited I guess.

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  14. Terri

    I signed up but will be out of the country for a couple of days during the course and won’t have internet, so I hope I can keep up. Excited!

    Liked by 1 person

  15. robtalley73

    To think I had to go out, spend my hard earned money to buy a book and…whoa!, it’s free!!! It’s all good!

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  16. UDOSOH

    thank you very much for your support. What if i want to registar again. Can i do so.

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  17. Maree

    Could be a good challenge to help me continue daily blogging!

    Liked by 2 people

  18. robinpinto9896

    I want to improve my knowledge in blogging word, so My Question is “Blogging 101” assignment will help me to improve my knowledge, if yes then what topics will be cover by Blogging 101 and when Courses will be start after registration. please reply me as soon as possible.

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    • Michelle W.

      This course starts on Monday, August 3, and covers basics in site customizing and community engagement, along with actual publishing of posts and pages.

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  19. Quest for Health and Wellness

    I’m registered. Not sure how the course works – is it at a set time or pre-recorded?

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  20. Sieglinde

    Sounds like a great way to get into the habit again. However, I am traveling from August 5 to 11. Should I sign up anyway and then try and catch up when I get back?

    Sieglinde

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  21. tweldon64

    I just signed up and I can’t wait to learn how to get my blog noticed.

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  22. meloheart

    I took it once, and again got registered. I love the challenges and it will help me update my blog, which I usually ignore

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  23. tsatym

    Just signed up for this free course! I hope that this will motivate me more in my newly found interest which is to blog!

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  24. crownjulesb

    Taking the plunge! I may or may not have enough “time” to do everything, but I’m gong to give it my best shot! “See” you there.

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  25. dianneavagrace

    Looking forward🙂

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  26. danseovietnam

    Courses are free, flexible, and open to all
    Thank you so much!!

    Liked by 1 person

  27. Nancy Wang

    I am very new on wordpress.com, need help on every aspect of Blogging ! Looking forward to the class and make some friends !

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  28. Firenz'

    I would like to subscribe, but I am going on holiday from the 6th to the 16th of August, so I won’t be able to follow the course every day. But I would like to know whether courses run only in summer or all other the year ?

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  29. Lonnie Russell

    So will this help me with the technical aspects of blogging? How to get pictures to work? formats, SEO, etc..

    Liked by 1 person

    • Michelle W.

      We’ll point you to resources that lay out the step-by-step for technical issues, and be there to answer questions/offer more guidance. The assignments themselves are broader and designed to help you figure out what you want for your blog and how you want it to look, begin publishing, and begin building an audience.

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  30. Ashley Campbell

    Was looking for something EXACTLY like this to get my blog going. I’ve got my intro post up already, so I’m excited for some tasks to get my blog really going. Really looking forward to this!🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  31. qu33nofarkham

    looking forward🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  32. Nicola Auckland

    I’ve just signed up too. I only sporadically update my blog so I’m hoping this will give me focus. I’m looking forward to getting to know my fellow students!

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  33. Travel & Munches

    This is a fantastic way to learn more about blogging and get motivated! Excited!

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  34. simply be

    I’m in ….. again 🙂 I manage about one week of assignments and things fall by the way side due to other commitments …. but I am working with ‘baby steps’ as my motto🙂

    Liked by 3 people

  35. lnr03

    This is awesome I could truly use this course.

    Liked by 2 people

  36. exotic

    thanks for this opportunity. looking forward to it

    Liked by 2 people

  37. rapunzalr

    I’m new to wordpress and blogging. I find it good opportunity to explore my writting skills.

    Liked by 3 people

  38. misshopeshi

    Excited to do this and make new friends 😊

    Liked by 2 people

  39. Internal GPS

    Just signed up! Pretty new to blogging and am excited to connect with some people🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  40. professor julez

    Woo! Just signed up! Thank you for offering something to help the noobs🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  41. medicnat88

    Looking forward to learning!

    Liked by 2 people

  42. I Am In A Place

    Can’t wait!

    Liked by 3 people

  43. Brendan Ducie

    Have a little experience in blogging,
    had a few other platforms plan to make wordpress my home.

    What does your course teach ?:)

    Liked by 2 people

    • Michelle W.

      We cover basics in site customizing and community engagement, along with actual publishing of posts and pages. The course is designed to help you develop your blogging focus, get your theme looking the way you’d like, and start to build a readership.

      Liked by 2 people

  44. bacolewriter

    I can hardly wait to get started. From reading the posts, I believe this will be a wonderful way to enhance my blogging ability.

    Liked by 2 people

  45. celiacathlete

    Michelle,

    I enrolled for Blogging 101 starting Monday, but I’m really really new at this (computer literacy included).

    Yet I am very interested in getting out there , writing on my blog, sharing life experiences (I’m 52 years young).

    My question for you is : I registered for Blogging 101 with “celiacathlete” because that is the blog I have, but it never started and it does not mean anything to me now (that was supposed to be written by me and my eldest son , he is the athlete). Should I and can I change its name for Blogging 101 ?

    Couldn’t find any similar question in the forum, that is why I’m sending the e-mail to you. I’m sorry if that is inappropriate.

    Looking forward to Monday and to start flying with WordPress (I just love that as I worked in the airline industry, and my husband flew lightweight planes)

    Isabel (in Portugal) Thank you

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  46. Ivan Proust

    Can anyone tell me when this starts???
    Thanks

    Liked by 1 person

  47. carolynthegoldfish

    I’m really hoping this will help me get a blog started at last! I’ve been wanting to do this for over 10 years, but the toughest thing for me was finding a specific direction to take a blog so I can find a target audience, and really find confidence in expressing myself out there.

    Liked by 2 people

  48. poetryshack

    Just signed up today. Looking forward to the learning process!

    Liked by 2 people

  49. Rahul Ranjan

    Started a blog today. I would like to do my homework regularly if it is going to make me fall in love with blogging. As of now please follow my blog🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  50. lsnewman

    Happy to be part of it. I am a lapsed blogger…

    Liked by 1 person

  51. Lula Harp

    I’ve lost my writing rhythm in my move across the country and need a little nudge. Looking forward to some fresh ideas!

    Liked by 1 person

  52. khristianewords

    I really hope to fall in love with blogging. It is exciting to hear the first words and feel the energy of so many other beginner bloggers.

    Liked by 1 person

  53. Women's Entrepreneurial Coach

    I just created my first post on my first real blog. I want to start blogging regularly and eventually monetize my blog. I am happy to be taking this course to give me some guidance.

    Liked by 2 people

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