Blogging101: From Zero to Hero 2015

This page contains links to post related to my participation in the Blogging 101 course during January 2015. Some assignments did not have an associated post.

Week 1

Monday – Introductions Today’s assignment: write and publish a “who I am and why I’m here” post.
“Who Am I”

Tuesday –Titles and Tagline Today’s assignment: edit your title and tagline.
“Say your Name”

Wednesday – Following Topics and Blogs  Today’s assignment: follow five new topics in the Reader and five new blogs.
“New Sidebar Links”

Thursday – Focusing on Your Audience  Today’s Assignment: publish a post for your dream reader, and include a new-to-you element in it.
“Dream Reader”

Friday – Exploring Themes Today’s assignment: try out at least three other themes — even if you’re happy with the one you first chose. Try one you’re drawn to, and one you would never use.
“Theme Change”

Week 2

Monday –  Perfecting the “About” Page  Today’s assignment: create and publish your About page, and adapt it for a widget on your home page.
“More Blog Tweaking”

Tuesday – Theme Customizing Today’s assignment: create and upload a simple header, background, or both. Already done? Try a custom widget

Wednesday – Commenting Today’s assignment: leave comments on at least four blogs that you’ve never commented on before.

Thursday – Engaged Posting Today’s assignment: write a post that builds on one of the comments you left yesterday. Don’t forget to link to the other blog!
“Inspired By Others”

Friday – Widgets Today’s assignment: add and/or customize two widgets, one text-based and one image-based.

Week 3

Monday – Posting with Prompts Today’s assignment: publish a post based on your own, personalized take on a Daily Prompt.
“Do What? An Impossible Assignment”

Tuesday – Blogrolls and Link Love Today’s assignment: share a few links you love.
“Blog Roll”

Wednesday – Commenting (Again!) Today’s assignment: read six posts written in response to the same prompt, and leave comments on at least two of them.

Thursday – New Post Styles Today’s assignment: build your storyteller’s toolbox by publishing a post in another format or a style you’ve never used before.

Friday – Color and Font Today’s assignment: open the Customizer and try out some new fonts and colors (and backgrounds and/or headers, if you’re still undecided).

Week 4

Monday – Social Networks Today’s assignment: if you’re active on a social network, set up Publicize to link the account to your blog or add a widget highlighting your profile. If you’re not, explore your social options to see whether one might be helpful.
“Plugging Into Social Network”

Tuesday – Organizing with Pages Today’s assignment: add a new page to your blog, and make sure readers can find it easily.
“New Blog Page”

Wednesday – Blog Events Today’s assignment: pick a blogging event from the Community Event Listings to try for some instant community.
“A Blog Event”

Thursday – Your Brand Today’s assignment: extend your brand with one of the following: a custom Blavatar, a custom image widget, or a Facebook fan page.

Friday – Feature Posts

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