Today was the final day of my 14-day review of Blogging Fundamentals. I have taken courses through Blogger’s U on many occasions. Before the new independent study format, the courses were delimited by specific dates, with limits to the number of participants. They were always a great way to meet other bloggers and exchange information on a real-time (well, asynchronous time) basis. The demand for these free classes was so great that WordPress went to an independent study format within the past year. Using the class’s tag, you can find others just starting as well as posts from previous course takers.
Whether on a formal schedule or in the independent study format, the facilitators are constantly making updates to the offerings. You can take as many courses as you like, as many times as you like, all for free. Each day’s assignment is emailed to you so that you can start the moment you receive it. The courses vary in length depending on the contents and level of expertise associated with the topic. The best part about these tutorials is that you get to “meet” other bloggers and you get to learn from each other. It is not unusual to encounter the same people in a subsequent session that you met in another class, and you get to start building blogging relationships with people who share your interests more closely than you might have imagined.
Whether you are taking a new offering or reviewing a class you have already taken several times, there is always something new to learn, as well as tips on using new WordPress features. The courses are constantly updated to keep you current on the latest enhancements. In the year since I took this course last, a number of new features appeared in the lessons, some of which I was simply not prepared to take on at the moment. But that’s OK, because I was working more or less on my own (although help is never far away when it is needed), and could advance to the next lesson knowing that I can come back to the skipped topic when I am ready for it. All I need to do is keep the link to the course, or hold on to the email message.
Take a moment to browse the offerings and register for a class today. Click here to get to Bloggers U.
As I move on to another class,