Hundreds of bloggers have used Blogging U’s step-by-step e-mail programs to get began, develop as writers, create stunning web sites, be taught the ins and outs of WordPress.com, push their images abilities, and extra.
There are ten totally different programs at the moment obtainable, for folk of all pursuits and ability ranges. Click on any course’s title to be taught extra about it and to get began!
- Blogging: Learning the Fundamentals — a stable grounding within the three massive elements of running a blog: publishing, customizing your weblog, and fascinating with the running a blog neighborhood.
- Blogging: Commenting Basics — a brief course to get you comfy with reaching out to different bloggers and commenting etiquette.
- Blogging: Branding and Growth — audit your model, analyze your stats, discover social networks, study website positioning, and extra on this intermediate course.
- Blogging: Intermediate Customization — go in-depth into the customization choices obtainable on all WordPress.com websites. Study to work with themes, customized headers, background and fonts, widgets, and fundamental HTML.
- Writing: Intro to Poetry — discover your internal Dickinson with every day poetry prompts, and sharpen your verse by studying some fundamental poetic kinds and gadgets.
- Writing: Finding Everyday Inspiration — an extended course to spark a every day writing follow and discover methods to seek out new put up concepts throughout you.
- Writing: Shaping Your Story — an intermediate course on the artwork of revision: 4 weeks of self-editing and rewriting. Dig into the method of focusing and constructing a narrative, whether or not fiction or nonfiction.
- Photography: Developing Your Eye I — a enjoyable introduction to the basics of images, with 10 every day themes and capturing suggestions. Use any digicam you want: the lens in your cellphone, a point-and-shoot, or a dSLR.
- Photography: Developing Your Eye II — 10 extra days of themes and suggestions, getting progressively extra in-depth. Take it after Growing Your Eye I, or by itself!
- Websites: Build a Business Site — create an internet site that can assist you meet your enterprise objectives. Publish pages and add web site navigation, take a look at themes and customization, perceive customized domains and website positioning, and extra.
Programs offer you a every day task or writing immediate, together with the technical assist you must full the duty and insider recommendation from each our editors and the broader running a blog neighborhood; every course has a helpful useful resource web page amassing every thing in a single place so that you can refer again to everytime you’d like. Publish new posts utilizing the course’s tag and also you’ll be capable to join with others working via the identical course for assist, 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 be taught extra about how Running a blog U. works.
How do I begin a course?
Go to the web page for the course you’re all in favour of and click on the “Begin” button — that’s it! If you happen to’re logged in to WordPress.com, you’ll obtain an introductory e-mail instantly, and your first task a couple of minutes later. If you happen to’re not logged in, we’ll immediate you to take action, and also you’re off and operating. Do every task as you’re ready, and interpret them nevertheless is sensible for you and your web site.
What if I wish to cease?
No downside — 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 strive, you may 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 could possibly’t even be overwhelming! — however you’re free to take a number of programs concurrently.
What if I would like help in the course of the course?
Each task consists of professional recommendation from our workers in addition to hyperlinks to extra assets and to our buyer assist people, known as Happiness Engineers.
How do I join with different bloggers throughout my course?
Reaching out to different bloggers helps members get essentially the most out of Running a blog U. programs. We encourage you to make use of the tag to your course when publishing posts (e.g., #bloggingfundamentals) and to browse that tag within the Reader to seek out and join with different bloggers. If you happen to 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 side 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 neighborhood in our First Friday thread.
What if I don’t weblog on WordPress.com?
All basic assignments (publishing posts, customizing your weblog, leaving feedback, and many others.) are relevant to any weblog, anyplace. Nevertheless, you’ll must have a WordPress.com account to register for a Running a blog U. course, and any particular how-to steerage we provide will likely 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!