This April in Blogging U.: Writing 101 returns!

Pushing yourself to write something every day just might unlock new creative doors — and writing with a supportive community of bloggers keeps you inspired and motivated.

If you’ve taken Writing 101 before: yes, these will be the same prompts and twists. Blogging U. courses always repeat unless we specifically indicate that a course is new.

This April, we’ll be offering Writing 101: Building a Blogging Habit. Writing 101 is a write-every-day challenge designed to help you create a writing habit and push you as a writer, while publishing posts that mesh with your blog’s focus.  Read on to learn more, or jump right to the registration form.

What is Writing 101?

Who else is really building their writing habit?… I wake up multiple times each night to check the time and see if it’s time to get up and write because I’m so excited. I’ve never felt this way before! I think I’m in lurve.
Molly, Knocked Up Knocked Over

Writing 101 is a four-week course that runs from Monday, April 6, to Friday, May 1, 2015. Each weekday, you’ll get an assignment that includes a writing prompt and an optional “twist”; prompts are your topic inspiration for the day, while twists push you to experiment with writing techniques and tools.

You can mix assignments however you 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. Publish what you write on your blog, or use it as private writing practice. It’s up to you! The only mandate is that you write every weekday.

The nitty-gritty:

  • You’ll receive a new writing prompt via email each day at 12AM UTC. (Not sure what time that is for you? Use this converter to figure out your local time.)
  • 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.
  • As in all Blogging U. courses, 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.

Ready to register?

We’re excited you’re joining us! Fill out this short form to get started:

Note: you won’t receive an automated confirmation, but you’ll get a welcome email with full details just prior to the start of the course.

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    1. Similar, but not the same; they tend to be both a bit meatier and a bit more open-ended, so everyone who participates can interpret them in ways that make sense for their own blogs.

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    1. They are fun and great at the fact you can choose which part you want to do. It’s great publicity for you and find other blogs to follow.

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    1. It’s totally worth your time. I had so much fun last fall, I’m taking it again. 🙂 Even if you get behind, you’ll have accomplished something more than you would if you didn’t participate.

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  1. I’ve registered this time! Need some random inspirations to get the old juices flowing again. Look forward to all the challenges ahead and wish everyone good luck with their own work. 🙂

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  2. I’m excited to take part. Sometimes I have so many random ideas of what to write about that I don’t even get anything out. Lol. Smh. So, I’m glad to have some guidance in this area. 😊

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  3. Just done registering 🙂 This is my first time to actually take an initiative to learn about writing or blogging. My creative person is very happy 😀

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  4. First timer here! I so wanna join, but writing everyday seems to be a daunting task. I normally update my blog every weekend while weekdays (after work and gym) are spent writing on my book project. Hmmmm…

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  5. I’m not really sure I wrote my email correctly. Could you please confirm with me if you can?