The Blogger’s A, B, C List

leisure6 Define your purpose: If you can’t describe in a few sentences why you are blogging, what your purpose for the blog is, and who target audience is, then don’t be surprised if you don’t attract subscribers.

In almost all cases, when I first go to visit the blog in question, I can’t immediately figure out why the blog exists. Can Your Blog Explain Its Purpose In One Second?

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Last Call for July’s Blogging 101!

Whether or not you are a long time blogger or a beginner, you will benefit from enrolling in these excellent courses.

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Note: Blogging 101 and Blogging 201 are the same courses previously offered. Feel free to retake them, but be aware that we will cover the same topics. New blogging courses on intermediate/advanced customization are coming later this year.

July’s Blogging U. courses kick off on Monday, with the start of Blogging 101. Still mulling it over? Registration is open through Sunday evening, so you’ve still got time!

Blogging 101 is three weeks of bite-size blogging assignments that take you from “Blog?” to “Blog!” Every weekday, you’ll get a new assignment to help you publish a post, customize your blog, or engage with the community.

You’ll walk away with a stronger focus for your blog, several published posts and a handful of drafts, a theme that reflects your personality, a small (but growing!) audience, a grasp of blogging etiquette — and a bunch of new friends. The course begins Monday, July 6, and runs through Friday…

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