Trying on a new theme

Blogging 101: Love Your Theme Today’s assignment: try out at least three other themes — even if you’re happy with yours. Try one you’re drawn to, and one you’d never use. I love my current theme - it just seems to match the name of the blog. I get the image of me driving on the … Continue reading Trying on a new theme


A train ride with my dream reader

Blogging 101: Dream Reader Today’s Assignment: publish a post for your dream reader, and include a new-to-you element in it. The train was running slowly, the journey was going to take three times as long as normal. “Engineering work” the ticket collector had said, “this train is often delayed as they do the engineering work at night”. … Continue reading A train ride with my dream reader

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.

The Daily Post

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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Who I am and why I’m here

Blogging 101: Introduce Yourself Today’s assignment: write and publish a “who I am and why I’m here” post. I've been blogging for several years. So I feel it is time for a refresher. So I am travelling back to the Blogging University. I am going to try and go through the Blogging 101 course and the … Continue reading Who I am and why I’m here

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