December in Blogging U.: Registration is Open!

A popular favorite is back, along with two new courses to help you break the blogging ice.

NOTE: Registration for all December courses is now closed.

December in Blogging U. brings three great options for stretching yourself as a blogger — and they all end in plenty of time for you to relax and enjoy the end of the year.

Blogging-201Blogging 201: Branding and Growth, December 7 – 18

A perennial favorite, this two-week course helps you develop your blog’s branding and lays the groundwork for growing your readership. Delve into social networks, beef up your visual identity, learn to use your stats, explore blogging events, and more. Check out the full course description.

seal_v2-03Writing 101: A Poem a Day, December 7 – 18

This new two-week challenge lets any blogger begin to explore the world of verse. Daily word and photo prompts — contributed by community members! — provide the jumping off point for daily poetry. Check out the full course description.

blogging 101 badgeBlogging 101: Commenting Bootcamp, December 14 – 18

Many bloggers are more intimidated by commenting than by publishing posts of their own; let’s work through that together! This one-week challenge gets you comfortable with commenting — the mechanics, the etiquette, and the substance. Check out the full course description.

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 task or writing prompt each by emails weekday at midnight GMT, along with our best advice and 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. Weekends are free!
  • Each course has 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 we’ll be posting our favorite resources there for easy reference.

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  1. I could probably use a Commenting Bootcamp.I always worry that I’ll have nothing good or interesting to say so I don’t comment on other blogs nearly as much as I should, or want to. A Poem a Day sounds fun too 🙂

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    1. I think that is the main reason i don’t comment either. Or i think- who the hell am I that my opinion would even matter. Aside from the occasional ‘great job’ or ‘interesting post’ i really don’t find i have much to offer. Hopefully, this commenting boot camp works a miracle!

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    1. I consistently enroll in these courses. Even ones I’ve completed because each time I find they enhance my blog & writing a little more!

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  2. I love the blogging u challenges! Even if i have completed the course i enroll again! Each time i do, i find my work enhanced in either writing, style of speaking, idea developments, and other ways!

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