Blogging University

Blogging 101 (Zero to Hero)

Blogging 201 (Branding & Growth)

Writing 101 (Finding Everyday Inspiration)

Writing 101 (Poetry)

Writing 201 (Poetry)

Photo 101


Blogging 101 (Zero to Hero)

Course Date: 3rd August 2015 to 21 August 2015

blogging101WEEK ONE
Day 1. Introductions
Day 2. Titles and Taglines
Day 3. Following Topics and Blogs
Day 4. Focusing on Your Audience
Day 5. Themes

Day 6. “About” Pages
Day 7. Headers and Backgrounds
Day 8. Commenting, One
Day 9. Inspired Posting
Day 10. Blogrolls

Day 11. Personalizing Prompts
Day 12. Commenting, Two
Day 13. Blog Events
Day 14. Branding
Day 15. Blog Features

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Writing 101 (Finding Everyday Inspiration)

Course Dates: 7 Sept 2015 to 2 October 2015

writing101WEEK ONE
Day 1. I write because
Day 2. Write a list
Day 3. One-word Inspiration
Day 4. A story in a single image
Day 5. Let social media inspire you

Day 6. The space to write
Day 7. Hook’em with a quote
Day 8. Expand a comment
Day 9. Reinvent the Letter Format
Day 10. Update your readers over a cup of coffee

Day 11. Writing and not writing
Day 12. Play with word count
Day 13. Compose a series of vignettes
Day 14. Recreate a single day
Day 15. Take a cue from your readers

Day 16. Search your stats for a post idea
Day 17. Mine your own material
Day 18. A map as your muse
Day 19. Feature a guest
Day 20. The future

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Blogging 201 (Branding & Growth)

Course Dates: 14 Sept 2015 to 25 September 2015

blogging-201WEEK ONE
Day 1. Set Three Goals

Today’s assignment: consider what you want to accomplish with your blog. Write down three concrete goals.

Day 2. Audit Your Brand

Today’s assignment: audit your brand — look at all the ways you communicate information about your blog to make sure they’re consistent and focused.

Day 3. Get Read All Over

Today’s assignment: make sure your site is mobile-friendly, and familiarize yourself with the features of responsive design.

Day 4. Give ‘Em What They Want

Today’s assignment: do a basic stats analysis to help you create an editorial calendar for the next 30 days.

Day 5. Make the Most of Your Archives

Today’s assignment: integrate a feature to draw traffic to your older content like a widget, related posts, or a “Best of” page.

Day 6. Dig Deep into a Social Network

Today’s Assignment: pick one social network you’ll use to help grow your blog. Then, outline a plan for how you’ll use it.

Day 7. Make the Most of Events

Today’s assignment: create a recurring blogging event on your site, and/or make plans to attend a blogging conference.

Day 8. Make Your Blog a Hub

Today’s assignment: create a page or section on your blog to display links to your online presence elsewhere, and make sure your other presences reflect the brand you’re developing on your blog.

Day 9. The Buddy System

Today’s assignment: find a blogging buddy. If appropriate, plan to publish guest posts on one another’s blogs.

Day 10. Give ‘Em What They Want II

Today’s assignment: create a poll and/or a survey to collect feedback from your readers on your site and its content.

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Writing 201 (Poetry)

Course Dates: 5 October 2015 to 16 October 2015

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Day 1. Screen, Haiku, Alliteration
Day 2. Gift. Acrostic. Simile
Day 3. Skin, Prose Poem, Internal Rhyme
Day 4. Imperfect, Limerick, Enjambment
Day 5. Map, Ode, Metaphor

Day 6. Faces, Found Poetry, Chiasmus
Day 7. Neighbourhood, Ballad, Assonance
Day 8. Flavour, Elegy, Enumeratio
Day 9. Cold, Concrete Poetry, Epistrophe/Anaphora
Day 10. Pleasure, Sonnet, Apostrophe

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Writing 101 (Poetry)

Course Dates: 7 Dec 2015 to 18 December 2015

writing101WEEK ONE
Day 1. Magic
Day 2. Reflection
Day 3. Sleep
Day 4. Seconds
Day 5. Freedom

Day 6. Fallacy
Day 7. Beloved
Day 8. Graffiti
Day 9. Camouflage
Day 10. Farewell

Photo 101

Course Dates: 7 March 2016 ongoing

Day 1. Home & Getting Orientated
Day 2. Streets & Establishing Shots
Day 3. Water & Orientation
Day 4. Bliss & Captions
Day 5. Solitude & the “Rule of the Thirds”

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