blogging fundamentals

Back to School!

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It’s been awhile since I’ve taken a Blogging University Course at WordPress.com, but I am so verily excited to be tippity-tap-typing in my cyber-school classroom!

Because WordPress has worked with thousands of bloggers, helping them create the blogs they want and tell their stories – there are so many things yet for me to sharpen my blogging skills with by working with them again!

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Blogging University offers step-by-step courses with manageable daily assignments and pro tips from WordPress.com, to help us grow as writers, push our photography skills, and more.  And now courses at Blogging U. are available on demand, so you can begin whenever you’d like!

Currently there are five different courses available and after reading over the course desciprtions, I have opted to re-take one I previously enjoyed titled:

Blogging: Learning the Fundamentals (formerly Blogging 101!)

This particular course offers a solid grounding in the three big components of blogging: publishing, customizing your blog, and engaging with the blogging community.  Because one of the items I would like to expand upon MUCH MORE is meeting more bloggers & supporting them in their efforts I decided this would be the perfect course for me to re-take at this time!  I have found, in the past, that the best way to meet others is by risking to share myself with them as well.  So I look forward to meeting others who, just like me, are daring to share a bit of themselves; whether through story-telling, recipe sharing, travel expeditions, or the snap of a photograph, in the blogging world one post at a time!

Our first assignment welcomed us by asking to publish a “who I am and why I’m here” post.  For those of us who have already been blogging for a while, they still encouraged us to do a version of this assignment:

“…use it to revisit what you said when you first started blogging, to take stock of what you’ve accomplished and what more you’d like to do, or to lay out some goals for your next six months.”

And so I went back to whence it all began…my first “who I am and why I’m here” post, which you too may read by clicking on the link below:

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As I reread this post myself I giggled reflecting on the nervousness I felt to be attempting something so foreign to me.  Looking back I was truthfully very scared!

I have learned so much since then about blogging, about computers, but most importantly about myself.  For I am far braver than I had ever imagined. And I’m far more at peace with myself as a result of learning to ‘risk’ with others by unveiling my thoughts and feelings and beliefs, even when it is scary to do so.

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More than just learning about widgets (which was pretty cool) and linking (my favorite) or pingbacks (adore,) I have learned so much about Me.

I am adventerous.

I am silly.

I love to create fun!

(But I’m not very funny.)

I am passionate.

(About others & my Faith.)

I am loyal.

I hate lies.

I laugh at anything Minion!

I am sincere.

And I care deeply…

which is why I am hurt deeply

when rejected.

But most importantly

I love my Cuppycake

more today

than ever…

and my God

above All.

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I have accomplished far more than I ever imagined when I first began blogging a year & a half ago, yet there is still more I hope to do.  I wish to be more courageous. And I hope to use that courage to share my experiences and to expand my blogging skills. One of my first goals is to meet more bloggers!

Will you be the first?

hugs n’ blessings to all my new classmates & friends!!

11 thoughts on “blogging fundamentals

    1. Glad you were able to show up this time! Giggles. 😊 I am over-whelmed by your genuine support and for being my best “cheerleader” not only in my blogging efforts but in this crazy-life we are sharing! I love you!😘

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  1. Thank you. I did not know you could do Blogging 101 again. I too loved the experience. I do not know if I will have the time but I sure would love to have the refreshment and challenge of what it was about. Truly blogging has changed life for me because I previously worked with ‘more private’ website where I could not ‘interact’ and enjoy so much the writings of others. Appreciate the information.

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    1. I am enjoying the “refresher” immensely. I hope you too will try the course again, if only to affirm your current choices!! And I’m SUPER-DUPER glad you’re part of the WP Community now…or we may have never met!! Hugs!!

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  2. Hi there! So glad to meet you 😀 I really enjoyed this post, seeing how blogging can really make you understand yourself better! Its very true. I’m looking forward to read more of your posts in the future! – Michelle

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    1. Thank you so much for the very kind affirmations! I am tickled to have you stroll through my site and invite you back anytime you are able! Your own site is one to aspire towards and I consider myself blessed to have had you make a visit to mine! Oh, to be so doubly-blessed with a plethora of followers such as you!! Hugs to you as we both continue in this cyber-space together!

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