Blogging 101 and Writing 101 are Back!

It’s back. Or rather both Writing 101 and Blogging 101 are back.
Self discipline is now required if I am to keep up.

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Getting your new blog off the ground, or ready to jump-start a flagging site? It’s your lucky day! Registration is now open for the next rounds of Blogging 101 and Writing 101 — they start on Monday, September 15.

Blogging 101: Zero to Hero

My blog has gone from being dull and plain to having widgets and all this shmancy tech stuff, and from having almost no followers to having a loyal following now!

Blogging 101 is a month of bite-size blogging assignments that take you from “Blog?” to “Blog!” At the end of the month, you’ll have a blog you’re proud and excited to publish — and that others are excited to read. Here’s how it works:

  • Assignments fall into three broad categories — publishing posts, customizing your blog, and engaging with the community — and are designed to build on one another.
  • We’ll post a new assignment here on

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Addicted to learning

Writing 101, Day 4. Today's suggestion from WordPress Blogging U. "Write about a loss: something (or someone) that was part of your life, and isn't any more. (A twist: Make today’s post the first in a three-post series.)" My name is El Amarillo Camino and I am an addict. A reformed addict to be fair, and in my case sadly so. I … Continue reading Addicted to learning

Commit to a Writing Practice

  Writing 101, Day 3. Today's suggestion from WordPress Blogging U. "Today, celebrate three songs that are significant to you. For your twist, write for fifteen minutes without stopping — and build a writing habit." Number 1 is Symphony No. 3 'Symphony of Sorrowful Songs' by Henryk Górecki Composed in Katowice, Poland, between October and December 1976 Górecki's … Continue reading Commit to a Writing Practice

A room with a view

  Writing 101, Day 2. Today's suggestion from WordPress Blogging U. "We’re all drawn to certain places. If you had the power to get somewhere — anywhere — where would you go right now?" Do you know I don’t know... On the one hand I can think of many times in the past when I would have … Continue reading A room with a view

Unlock the mind

  Writing 101, Day 1. Today's suggestion from WordPress Blogging U. "To get started, let’s loosen up. Let’s unlock the mind. Today, take twenty minutes to free write. And don’t think about what you’ll write. Just write." Here goes... I am listening to Bowie 'Life on Mars?', I have known the song since it came out, circa 1973, and … Continue reading Unlock the mind

Building a blogging habit

Day zero. Learning to write really I am following the WordPress 'Blogging U.' course in writing for a blog. A month behind to be sure. But hey, I am here. Each day, or so, I will be writing a post in line with their suggestions. May not actually keep rigidly to the day by day … Continue reading Building a blogging habit