It’s been over a week since I posted anything to this site.  I had finally made the decision to transform this into a “how I’m learning to write” site, and then I got overwhelmed with too many things to finish taking the Blogging 101 class, using this blog as the base for that class.

But guess what!  I’ve got another opportunity to learn more about the finer details of the blog itself as well as prompts for writing.  Although I didn’t always do this last time around, this time I’m going to blog about the learning process itself.  Assuming it is basically the same course as last time, there were plenty of opportunities to share what I learned and how it worked for me, but often I didn’t take advantage of passing that information forward.  If you’re learning to write, blogging is a really good place to get started and get noticed–if you follow the lessons provided and take the time to play with the site itself.  What good is a blog if no one is reading it because it’s boring to look at and has nothing more than the story of learning to write, for example.  So if you’re not taking the course but want to learn about some of the finer points of page management to catch a potential reader’s eye, for instance, just follow my journey here.

On the other hand, you might consider registering for the course yourself.  It can be time-consuming and challenging at times, but it is well worth the effort–the effort I was not able to put in last time.  Here is the link to register for the three-week Blogging 101 Class that runs July 6 through July 24. Register here.  This same link allows you to register for Blogging 201, a two-week advanced class that overlaps this class by a week, and runs from July 20 through July 31.

If you think you can handle it, start with the 101 class and start the 201 for that concurrent week.  Then you’ll have a free week to work just on the 201 class.  Having been involved in two totally different classes simultaneously this last time (Blogging 101 and Photo 101), I wouldn’t recommend doing any two courses together.  But I’m an old lady and slowing down more each day.  I’m sure you’ll do much better.

So next week, on July 6, I simply finish up Photo 101 (and I have some work to catch up on there as well as assignments I want to do over again) and jump right [back] into Blogging 101.  I’m so glad there are all these courses that you can take over and over again, honing skills with each pass, or taking off in new directions that you can share with other participants.  I love these classes because, not only are they free, but they encourage interaction among bloggers and point you to all sorts of interesting places in the WordPress world that are sometimes hard to come upon on your own.

Hoping to see you in Blogging 101!  And in several of the other courses offered at Blogger U!


About DrEMiller

Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT). Home: Sint Maarten. K-12 teacher for 13 years (Special Education for 10 years); Post-secondary educator since 2002; Education consulting since 1995. When teaching, held teaching certificates in K-12 special education, reading specialist; and secondary social studies. Doctorate: Educational Psychology Programmer/analyst for 10 years, including project management and training of corporate execs.
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5 Responses to Hmm…

  1. Trudy says:

    I’ll be in Blogging 201 as well since I took Blogging 101 twice, there’s always something to learn the second time around. And maybe I will see you in other Blogging U classes, I’m not big on poetry but maybe I’ll feel more confident about it when its offered. Good luck with the course!

  2. finkelstein says:

    Hi Ellie, July is time for some time for less intense blogging but Blogging 201 in October sounds good. Hope to see you in the Commons then and I will follow your take on the blogging 101 prompt this month!

  3. jabrush1213 says:

    I took Blogging 101 back in February, found it educational and a way to help me grow. I signed up for Blogging 201, did you sign up for any classes in July.

    • DrEMiller says:

      Yes–Blogging 101 again. I didn’t really follow most of the assignments this last time. Let me know what. You think of Blogging 201. I won’t be taking it in July, but they will be running it again in October. I saw someone on the registration page ask about Writing 201′ and Michelle W. responded that it was being planned for later this year. She also mentioned that there would be a poetry course.

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