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Get Ready for the Next Blogging U. Challenge: Writing 101

Want to flex your blogging muscles and take on a new challenge? Get ready for Writing 101: Building a Blogging Habit, starting Monday, June 2.

Feeling a bit bereft now that Blogging 101 and 201 have wound down, or just looking for a way to cultivate good writing habits? Never fear, Writing 101 is here! (Well, it will be here, starting June 2.) Our next Blogging U. challenge moves away from the technical and design aspects of blogging to focus on your content. Writing 101: Building a Blogging Habit is a write-every-day challenge designed to help you create a writing habit while publishing posts that mesh with your blog’s focus and push you a bit as a writer. Here’s how it works:

  • We’ll post a new writing assignment just for Writing 101 each weekday in June here on The Daily Post. Assignments will publish at 10:00AM EST (14:00PM GMT).
  • There are no weekend assignments — you’re free to expand on a weekday post, write something unrelated, or (gasp!) spend some time away from your blog.
  • Each assignment includes a writing prompt and an optional “twist.” Prompts are your post inspiration for the day, while twists push you to experiment and stretch your writing chops.
  • You can mix assignments up however you’d like. Respond to the prompt, and ignore the twist. Try the twist, but write on your own topic. Use both the prompt and the twist.  The only mandate is that you write every weekday.
  • 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 in the comments to answer your questions and offer guidance and resources.
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  1. very happy, just joined the blogging family and registered for writing 101, im not computer savy yet so this will be interesting, i also hope to be inspired and gain knowledge for writing. i still have to find out how to upload my photo. lol

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  2. I’m looking forward to this. I’ve been trying to increase the number of posts on my blog. I even have my debut novel’s main character posting. 🙂 This is going to be interesting. I don’t know if I’ll be able to post every day, but I will definitely post more than I have been over the past year. Good luck to us all!

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  3. I just recently re-greased my blogging wheel. So, this is definitely an appealing challenge to me. I look forward to doing this and meeting other bloggers in the WP community. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  4. I just created an email specifically for my blog. Is there any way I can change the email I used to register for this challenge so that I receive the daily prompts through my new email?

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    1. The prompts will be through The Daily Post, so you’ll get them however you already follow this site — the email you provided is just so we can send you a welcome/instructions and contact you at the end for your feedback.

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  5. This came along for me at exactly the right time 🙂 It’s time to expand my horizon’s, maybe even go in a different direction.

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  6. I am very interested in this! However, my blog is applies to a specific niche. Is it possible for me to cater some of the topics to my niche-music/guitar?

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    1. Yup, the assignments are meant to be easily interpreted for all kinds of blogs. You can also write on your own topics, and just use the “twist” piece of the assignment.

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