Over the previous two and a half years, hundreds of bloggers have used Blogging U. — step-by-step programs with manageable day by day assignments and professional ideas from WordPress.com employees — to get began with WordPress.com, develop as writers, push their images expertise, and extra.
Now, accessing skilled help is even simpler: Running a blog U. programs can be found on demand, so you’ll be able to start everytime you’d like! We’ll offer programs in 4 tracks, Running a blog, Web sites (coming quickly), Writing, and Images (coming quickly) — all of your Running a blog U. favorites can be again, together with a lot of new subjects we’ve obtained up our sleeves.
There are 5 totally different programs at present out there:
- Blogging: Learning the Fundamentals (previously Running a blog 101) — a strong grounding within the three huge elements of running a blog: publishing, customizing your weblog, and interesting with the running a blog group.
- Blogging: Commenting Basics (previously Commenting Bootcamp) — a brief course to get you snug with reaching out to different bloggers and commenting etiquette.
- Blogging: Branding and Growth (previously Running a blog 201) — audit your model, analyze your stats, discover social networks, study web optimization, and extra on this intermediate course.
- Writing: Intro to Poetry (new course) — discover your inside Dickinson with every day poetry prompts, and sharpen your verse by studying some primary poetic types and units.
- Writing: Finding Everyday Inspiration (previously Writing 101) — an extended course to spark a day by day writing apply and discover methods to seek out new publish concepts throughout you.
Programs offer you a day by day task or writing immediate, together with the technical assist you could full the duty and insider recommendation from each our editors and the broader running a blog group; every course has a useful useful resource web page accumulating the whole lot in a single place so that you can refer again to everytime you’d like. Publish new posts utilizing the course’s tag — don’t fear, we’ll inform you how! — and also you’ll be capable of join with others working by means of the identical course for help, suggestions, and friendship.
Click on on any course title for extra element on what it covers and to start instantly (click on the “Begin” button on the course’s web page to enroll) or learn on to study extra concerning the modifications to Running a blog U. and what’s coming subsequent.
How do I begin a course?
Go to the web page for the course you’re curious about and click on the “Begin” button — that’s it! Should you’re logged in to WordPress.com, you’ll obtain an introductory e-mail immediately, and your first task a couple of minutes later. For those who’re not logged in, we’ll immediate you to take action, and also you’re off and operating.
What if I need to cease?
No drawback — each e mail you’ll obtain consists of an unsubscribe hyperlink on the backside. Click on it, and the course stops.
This gained’t have an effect on any of your different WordPress.com emails, like notifications. And if you wish to give the course one other attempt, you possibly can register once more.
What number of programs can I take? Can I take them greater than as soon as?
As many as you’d like, as many occasions as you’d like. We advocate taking one course at a time — running a blog is enjoyable, however that doesn’t imply it will probably’t even be overwhelming! — however you’re free to take a number of programs concurrently.
What occurred to the opposite programs on writing, images, and intermediate/superior running a blog?
We haven’t forgotten about them. We’re working onerous to adapt them and can be including them to the lineup as quickly as we will, together with different, brand-new programs on constructing an internet site, superior images, and extra.
Hey, the course names appear totally different! Are these the identical programs which were provided up to now?
We’ve up to date the course names to make them clearer and extra descriptive, so you’ll be able to extra simply determine what course is best for you. We’ll all the time let you realize if a course is one we’ve provided beforehand, or new.
What if I want help in the course of the course?
Each task consists of professional recommendation from our employees in addition to hyperlinks to extra assets and to our buyer help people, referred to as Happiness Engineers. Running a blog U. programs not have personal websites for these collaborating — however that doesn’t imply there’s no option to get help whenever you want it!
How do I join with different bloggers throughout my course?
Reaching out to different bloggers helps members get probably the most out of Running a blog U. programs. We encourage you to make use of the tag on your course when publishing posts (e.g., #bloggingfundamentals) and to browse that tag within the Reader to seek out and join with different bloggers. In the event you don’t know what tag to make use of or browse, don’t fear — if you start a course, we’ll inform you.
We even have a weekly Community Pool dialogue thread the place anybody can search or give suggestions on any facet of running a blog. A brand new thread opens each Monday. And every Friday, new bloggers are invited to share their first posts with the group in our First Friday thread.
What if I don’t weblog on WordPress.com?
All common assignments (publishing posts, customizing your weblog, leaving feedback, and so forth.) are relevant to any weblog, anyplace. Nevertheless, you’ll have to have a WordPress.com account to register for a Running a blog U. course, and any particular how-to steerage we provide can be particular to WordPress.com.
How a lot does every course value?
Nothing. Running a blog U. programs have all the time been free, and nonetheless are.
Able to register? Head to the Blogging U. home page to get began!