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New year, new blog? Start on the right foot.

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

Registration for January’s course is now closed – Blogging 101 will be back in February!

Thinking of starting a blog, or re-committing to an older one? Blogging’s more fun with a little help from your friends: join us in Blogging U. for Blogging 101: Zero to Hero this January, and give your blogging skills a boost.

Blogging U. courses combine expert advice with personalized help and a supportive community. Reach your own creative goals, improve your technical know-how, and make new friends!

Blogging 101 is our foundational, get-started course: three weeks of bite-size blogging assignments that take you from “Blog?” to “Blog!” January’s course runs from Monday, January 4 through Friday, January 22.

Here’s how it works:

  • Every weekday, we’ll send you one new, bite-sized assignment to help you publish a post, customize your blog, or engage with the blogging community.
  • You’ll write posts and work through the assignments on your blog, to develop and focus it.
  • When you need a helping hand, you’ll have access to a private site, The Commons. There, you can connect with other participants, share your work, and get support from WordPress.com Editors and Happiness Engineers.
  • 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.

Whether you’re just getting started or want to revive a dormant blog, we’ll help you build good blogging habits and blogger connections that will keep you going over the long haul. And of course, it’s completely free!

 


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  1. Stephanie Roy

    Will there be a blogging 102 for those who have taken 101 over the summer?

    Liked by 1 person

  2. nottooshabby

    Wonderful of you to offer this — will there be a blogging 201?

    Liked by 1 person

  3. cbecker53

    I took this earlier this year and learned a lot. Also started following new blogs, got some new followers of my own, and spruced up my blog a bit. I *think* I will take 201 “someday.” If you want to learn some tips for your blog, and blogging in general, I recommend 101.🙂

    Liked by 12 people

  4. terisapoet

    Please sign me up!

    Liked by 3 people

  5. unclemarv

    Awesome! I just posted my first blog entry today – a complete newbie to this. Teach meee!!

    Liked by 3 people

  6. soh244

    Where do we sign up?

    Liked by 1 person

  7. julieann287

    I want to become more dedicated to my writing so I am looking forward to the course.

    Liked by 2 people

  8. Carlitos

    I’ve signed up & look forward to improving my blog.

    Liked by 2 people

  9. Lisa Ciarfella

    This is great. I started my blog this summer, but so far all I’ve really done is reblog good posts that I find on my genre, and occasional other posts that I find interesting.
    But I kno I need to do more than that, especially if I want an actual audience, which I do!
    I hope the course will cover the basics like how
    to get people to the site, how to tag, and create good material.

    Liked by 6 people

  10. Darren

    I love offers that come along like this! But schedule is already pretty busy, can one proceed at his/her own pace?

    Liked by 3 people

    • Ben Huberman

      You can — assignments are sent via email, so you can tackle them whenever you wish (there are no new ones over the weekend though, to let people catch up). The only thing to keep in mind is that other course takers might be a few assignments ahead of you.

      Liked by 3 people

  11. LadiesandTech

    I would like to take part please.

    Liked by 4 people

  12. etsijemensortais2012

    Can i participate although my blog is in French?

    Liked by 5 people

    • Ben Huberman

      Absolutely! The assignments are in English, and it might take some effort finding other bloggers who can comment on your blog’s content (if you’re looking for that type of feedback), but that should stop you from participating and engaging in The Commons.

      Liked by 1 person

  13. mamandanslezef

    Good news. But not this year! Happy New year!

    Liked by 2 people

  14. Ellen Count

    I checked Blogging U, no other courses listed. Will email announcements be sent out for 201 course?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Ben Huberman

      If you’ve subscribed to receive the latest from The Daily Post via email, then you’ll also receive all course announcements as they’re released.

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  15. Tiffany Melissa

    I am excited for this! I always wanted to sign up and when I find it I always miss the registration date! So glad I made it this time🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  16. Anne / Annesmiles.com

    Already signed up, can’t wait to see what this course brings!! Who’s with me?

    Liked by 6 people

  17. JohnHollison

    Started my blog about a month ago and have been having fun. I am excited to see what I can learn from this course. I am ready to supercharge my blog’s audience size and quality of content. Cannot wait!

    Liked by 4 people

  18. NorthForkMary

    I have a (dormant) blog with WordPress: http://www.northforkmary.com. I have no idea what the email is that’s associated with the blog. I pretty much don’t know how to do anything. I don’t even know what a “plugin” is. I really need help & I am looking forward to the course.

    Liked by 4 people

  19. flutterbyhelene

    How much does it cost?

    Sent from my iPhone

    >

    Liked by 3 people

  20. rinasblogs

    where do we sign up on?

    Liked by 1 person

  21. beautifulmommyandwife

    I just recently composed my first blog. I am new to blogging but not to writing, but some feedback would be good. Thank you guys in advance Mrs. Williams

    Liked by 5 people

    • belinda o

      You’ll find this course to be very helpful! I took it before and may take it again simply because I skimmed over some lessons — the timing wasn’t right for me to try a particular aspect, perhaps, or I was overwhelmed with some of it. However, it really got me pointed in the right direction for a successful blog (however you may define success).

      Like

  22. australianvagabond

    This is such an awesome idea! I’ve always had trouble figuring out what I want to do with my blog and so I am a very inconsistent writer. Thank you so much for this opportunity!

    Liked by 9 people

  23. barbwit

    I’m keen, and hope I can keep up.

    Liked by 3 people

  24. barbwit

    But where is the form. This is the end of the post as far as I can see.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Ben Huberman

      I’m guessing you might be reading this post via the WordPress.com Reader, where the form isn’t visible. If that’s the case, you can just visit the announcement URL — either on your mobile device or desktop/laptop computer — and the form will be there.

      Liked by 2 people

    • TheHeraEra

      Here’s the URL!

      -H

      Liked by 4 people

    • Michelle W.

      I’ve also added a link to the alternate version of the sign-up form right to the post!

      Liked by 2 people

      • barbwit

        Thank you everyone. I scrolled up to the end of the original post above the comments, and there was the form. So I am now signed in for the January 101 class. See you all there.
        Happy Holidays!

        Liked by 1 person

  25. Jeanette Joyce

    I don’t receive subscriptiins via email from daily post even though I registered.

    Liked by 1 person

  26. rejithaumbrella

    Signed up..but didn’t get mail….

    Liked by 2 people

  27. ComfortA

    oh wow. This sounds like a really good opportunity, but is it only running in January?

    Liked by 2 people

    • Ben Huberman

      We offer Blogging U. courses throughout the year, though each month’s offerings tends to change quite a bit. Blogging 101: Zero to Hero, which is the course offered in January, is the one that makes the most repeat appearances, almost every month.

      Liked by 1 person

  28. ABethel

    Finally! Just what I’ve been searching for. I’m excitedddd. Just need to sign up now 🙈😂. This is starting right in time, as I do plan to create my own website using WordPress for a business venture I’m getting into. #perfecttiming #blogging101 #happynewyear

    Liked by 2 people

  29. imagravantenoel

    Is this for free? what a treat?! wow !

    Liked by 3 people

  30. kissingmysass

    I’m excited to do that!

    Like

  31. lpassler

    I have been struggling on a daily basis, hours at a time, just to get this thing set up. Any help will be welcome. There are so many things I think I have already messed up, but I’m not giving up! Looking forward to learning and finally getting my baby blog launched!

    Liked by 3 people

  32. rollinrock01

    My second go-around, hope I can maintain a better grip!! You guys are great, I’m just, well, old. But, persistent.

    Liked by 6 people

  33. candygideon

    Looking forward to starting this course, roll on 2016🙂
    New to blogging so feedback on my first blog would be very much appreciated, thank you

    Liked by 2 people

  34. essaibydv

    This is awsome! Newbie too:)

    Liked by 1 person

  35. Inspired Cup

    Hello, I took part in Writing 101 last year. Will the tasks be the same, or different to that course? Thank you.

    Liked by 1 person

  36. sunnieko21

    Looking forward to it! Thanks and happy 2016!!

    Liked by 2 people

  37. creativearushi25

    I would like to sign up

    Like

    • Michelle W.

      Welcome! There’s a sign-up form right in this post, and a link to the sign-up form in case you’re not seeing the embedded version (which might happen if you’re using a mobile device).

      Liked by 2 people

  38. TheHeraEra

    I’m in the process of switching from Weebly to WordPress, and I must say, I love how professional it is! I’ve already signed up for the course and hopefully I’ll gain some more knowledge from it, because, frankly, I’m a newbie to this whole blogging thing. Can’t wait!🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  39. Jackson Doe

    There is no sign-up form. The post ends with a blank space between
    “start date:”
    and
    Here’s to better blogging in 2016!”

    Like

  40. smileystylelady

    Merry Christmas! I have just signed in and I am so looking forward it!

    Liked by 1 person

  41. Aquib

    Seems amazing! Going to register right away! Looking forward to it..🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  42. larreehollywood

    This looks great. I need something like this. A little boost to get things started. A Merry Christmas to all. See you next year.

    Liked by 2 people

  43. Kel of Duty

    Thank you so much for a free registration for 101. May I ask if 201 will be priced?

    Like

  44. nfperry

    I hope you have lots of patience! I’m not too quick off the mark. Thanks!!

    Liked by 1 person

  45. efeekiner

    sounds like an awesome opportunity, can’t wait to get started.

    Liked by 1 person

  46. Ben Redgell

    What a brilliant opportunity! Just signed up and can’t wait to begin! I’ve been blogging for two months now but would love to learn more about blogging and interact with others bloggers

    Liked by 1 person

  47. Kathryn Grace

    Thank you for continuing to offer this. I’ve been blogging awhile, but I want to get this one right. Looking forward to gaining insight in best practices and learning new tricks.

    Liked by 1 person

  48. Mobile Mother Trucker

    Are these blogging tips available on mobile, because everybody knows viewing a blog will be seen on a mobile device 75% or more of the time!

    Liked by 1 person

  49. Gathered Gratitude

    How perfectly timed and generous. Thanks WordPress! Looking forward to it and connecting with other bloggers out there! Signed up ad ready to dig in. 👍🏻🎉

    Liked by 1 person

  50. Hyacinthlikethaflower

    I am so excited to take this course, I have been so overwhelmed with where to begin, I’ve had a blog years ago, but I wanted to do things very differently this time, I want this blog launch to be effective because my goal is to monetize my blog, I truly hope this class will put me on the right track🙂

    Like

  51. Cathie Shea

    Exactly what a brilliant opportunity! Just signed up and can’t wait to begin! I’ve been blogging from 2 years now but want to learn more about blogging and connect to others bloggers.
    http://searchwishes.com/

    Like

  52. memedunn214gmailcom

    One of my goals for the New Year is to start blogging to get a following for my book. I plan to self publish BEFORE the end of 2016. I am looking forward to learning all I can. Thanks for the free lessons- saving money is another goal of mine for 2016.

    Liked by 2 people

  53. mitinyhouse

    This will be a great help. I just deactivated my Facebook and am attempting to replace my habit with actual blogging (like in the good ol’ days, pre-facebook!)

    Liked by 1 person

  54. whisprmisfit

    What a great opportunity! Can’t wait to start!

    Like

  55. LargeRoomNoLight

    I’ve never done anything like this before. This will be a new experience for me but I’m excited to give it a go.

    Liked by 1 person

  56. Eric Brito

    This is a great opportunity, looking forward to it! Thanks!

    Liked by 1 person

  57. thusothusie

    Yey! Cant wait

    Like

  58. Alan J. Blaustein

    Second time around for me. I have a blog and a few followers, but I wasn’t a good student the last time around. The blog grew bigger than I thought (actually, I didn’t think very much), and now I want to get it into better shape. The blog is Poetry, Prose and Anything Goes.

    Liked by 1 person

  59. spreadinghappinesz

    Great initiative..
    Definitely looking forward to this one..
    👍🏼👍🏼

    Like

  60. prettykitty2991

    Excited and a little nervous about the course. Left my blog alone for four months (I know!!) but I’m back and ready to commit. Let’s do this!

    Liked by 1 person

  61. abbastouch

    I decided to endeavor into the blogging world, excited and scared at the same time. Happy New Year everyone!

    Like

  62. Ahensimmons

    I’m wondering how does this work if you already have a specific focus for your blog?

    Like

  63. Girl On Fleek

    Hey I really am looking forward to this course!
    Guys I’m a new blogger and would love for you’ll to have a look at my blog, maybe comment and like as well🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  64. roronoawolf

    Is this avaible in German, too? Because my English skills are very weak.

    Like

  65. mslisamjones

    can’t wait to do this. i am in a period of extreme change and i’m scared…my blog i started 2 months ago will help me focus and express and connect

    Like

  66. nature of fashion

    Ready for a few blogging assignments. Last night was my first time here on the site and blogging as well, looking forward. Thanks !!!

    Liked by 1 person

  67. ekhoo89

    As a new blogger, I think I need to get some tips from this course – thanks!

    Liked by 3 people

  68. mfclaire

    Thank you for this. I hope it helps me to improve my writing skills.

    Liked by 1 person

  69. Sooz

    This is perfectly timed! A way to start the new year with a challenge and guidance in meeting it.

    Liked by 2 people

  70. NgerongilongNose

    thanks so much guys, I’d love to be guided by this course since I frequently don’t know what should be the content and delivery of my posts.

    Liked by 1 person

  71. butterflydaydreamsz

    New to blogging!! hopefully i’ll learn how to do all this stuff😀😀

    Liked by 1 person

  72. iUniquevlogs

    Thanks, that sounds great!🙂

    Like

  73. Change Inspirits

    Daily assignments is a great motivator and will be very valuable to my beginnings. Thank you!

    Like

  74. imaginewithdany

    I look forward to staying focused! I need to have jobs to keep my writing alive.

    Like

  75. Wearesswp

    Definitely looking forward to this!

    Like

  76. mike

    This is definitely going to be a great experience!

    Like

  77. amemorablerant

    I love this idea. What a wonderful opportunity to start afresh.

    Like

  78. hayoof13

    New Year New Learnings! Definitely this will help me spread happiness more n more🙂 Looking forward!

    Liked by 1 person

  79. Iti Chaturvedi

    My new resolution..blogging🙂

    Liked by 3 people

  80. mypassion4hair

    Exciting! I can’t wait to learn!

    Like

  81. brandilarkin

    I am trying to decide what blog to start. In regards to free, self-hosted, etc. Would this class be helpful in that regard?

    Like

  82. fncoffee

    If there are blog assignments given in the course, is there flexibility to tailor them to fit the overall theme of the blog? My blog is light hearted and sometimes irreverent so I want to stick with those type of blog entries but am eager to learn more about the capabilities of WordPress and how to best advertise http://www.letmebefrankwithyou.com.

    Liked by 1 person

  83. Norman

    Second go after a stall. Hope to do better this time and stay the course.🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  84. basants

    Really excited about this since I just started my blog recently, hopping it changes things for my site!🙂

    Basant She
    https://thoughtsofasociallyanxiousextrovert.wordpress.com/

    Like

  85. brandilarkin

    I am trying to decide what kind of blog (free/self-hosted) to create. Would this class be good for me?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Michelle W.

      This course assumes that you already have a blog — where to blog is a decision you’d want to make before starting. You could also always start with a free WordPress.com blog, and move to a self-hosted blog later if you decide that’s the better option for you.

      Liked by 2 people

  86. sewingkeepsmesane

    Thank you for class, I am excited to get started re-committing to improve blogging skills and keep in touch with friends.

    Like

  87. celestecote

    Hey, I just saw this and tried to sign up but it says the course is full? I didn’t realize it was time sensitive. Can I still get in?😦

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    • Michelle W.

      Demand for this course was unprecedented, so we had to close registration a bit earlier than we normally do to keep group sizes manageable. We’ve added another session in February, and you can register for that one now.

      Like

  88. luv2rt

    When will the next Blogging 101 be conducted? Or, if someone withdraws, is there a waiting list for this one?

    Like

  89. Judy Isenhour

    Hi, WordPress.

    I would like to register for Blogging U, but see that registration is closed. Is there a waiting list, or any other way I might still register, please?

    Many thanks,

    Judy Isenhour

    Like

  90. creativitystew

    wait….I registered and received a message that I would hear from you. Did I miss something or am I just jumping the gun??

    Like

  91. batcrapsalad

    Sorry but i am feeling very frustrated. I have attempted to register for blog u 101 for the past 4 sessions. The first 3 times registration was closed before i received the email notice. This time it seemed my registration on 23Dec was successful. However, As of today i have yet to receive any follow up information for the session beginning on Monday.

    I really need this help to get my blog up and running and was really counting on this course. Please confirm my registration for the Jan session or tell me how i can ensure inclusion in the next available.

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    • Michelle W.

      Yes, we have your registration. Emails don’t begin going out until just before courses start; everyone will be getting a welcome email with full instructions tomorrow.

      Like

  92. lloyda26

    Hi,

    Compliments of the Season and best for the New Year.

    I have registered for the Blog 101 but not yet received any communication yet.

    Regards,

    Lloyd

    Liked by 2 people

    • Michelle W.

      Hi Lloyd! Can you take a look in your spam folders (and if you use Google mail/Gmail, your Social and Promotions folders)? It looks like you’re propertly registered, so I just want to make sure the emails aren’t hanging out in one of those folders.

      Liked by 2 people

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