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Blogging 101 gets all “A”s!

Blogging 101 gets all “A”s!

I was looking this morning at the recent comments from students who have taken our eight-week online blog writing course, Blogging 101.  We offer a survey to those who have completed the course, and we use the results to help us make the course even better and more helpful to future enrollees. As a perk, […]

Is anything scarier than HTML??

Is anything scarier than HTML??

October is often associated with goblins, ghosties, and ghastly ghouls, but for a new blogger those things can seem tame compared to the idea of having to write something in code for your sidebar or header.  But learning a little HTML actually isn’t all that frightening.  It’s like going through a haunted house in the […]

A little bit of blog inspiration…

Have you ever noticed that when life gets busy, the first thing to suffer is your blog?  Fall time can be such an active season for people that we start to feel like our blog writing is just “one more thing on our to-do list.”  That is too bad. Why? Because fall is such a […]

Feeling non-committal? Try “Light-Blogging”

You want to start a blog. You really do.  But it seems so complex.  So time-consuming.  Maybe even a little bit boring.  You have things to say, but you aren’t sure how much.  And you aren’t sure you can write enough interesting things or ground-breaking content to make people actually want to stick around.  So […]

Don’t Leave ‘Em Hungry: Blog Feeds

Don’t Leave ‘Em Hungry: Blog Feeds

Okay, so people are starting to find your blog.  Hooray!!  You are building up an audience and they seem to like what you have to say.  Woohoo!!  You’ve even gotten a few comments on your last posts.  Alright!! But maybe you’ve noticed that the visits are a little sporadic.  Or you wish that the comments […]

A Free Introduction to Blogging

A Free Introduction to Blogging

We all read blogs.  They give us instant access to information, insight into other people, and provide multiple viewpoints on specific subjects. But sometimes, reading a blog just doesn’t cut it.  Sometimes, you realize YOU are the one who has something relevant to add to the online conversation.  In those cases, starting your own blog […]

The Magic Ingredient: Humor in a Blog

The Magic Ingredient: Humor in a Blog

You’ve sat down with a vanilla mocha-frappa-1,000calorie-achino in your favorite coffee shop.  You have your adorable new netbook with the customized leapord-skin skin.  And best of all, you have an entire hour to burn.   Caffeinated, Customized you has just enough time to write the blog post you’ve been thinking about all week….the story of your […]

Blogging With Google+

Social networking fascinates me.  In fact, I’m not sure if I even like social networking so much as I am absolutely captivated by it. I certainly find randomly updating the world with little tidbits about my own life to be an incredibly boring prospect…so I would honestly rather find something more meaningful to do on […]

Does This Blog Look Good On Me? – Blog Themes

Does This Blog Look Good On Me? – Blog Themes

One of the most daunting parts of the blog creation process – – and the point in the process where many a man or woman have thrown up their hands and given up – – is the choosing of the THEME or TEMPLATE.  One of the problems is that there are simply too many choices.  […]

Blog Followers: Let’s Make Friends

Blog Followers: Let’s Make Friends

If you are in the early months of your new blog, then you are likely still enjoying the writing process and getting your ideas “out there.” But unless you are growing your blog following, then your blog is still acting more like a private diary than a weblog.  So, how can you build that all-important […]

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BlogWritingCourse.com is part of the Time4Learning family of educational programs. Time4Learning provides online curriculum to kids from preschool - 8th grade. With complete interactive Language Arts and Math programs, Time4Learning can be a core curriculum or a supplemental addition to any educational path either public, private or homeschool. From Time4Learning came Time4Writing and BlogWritingCourse. Time4Writing provides eight week, one-on-one online writing courses for elementary, middle school and high school students using certified writing teachers. Focusing on the fundamentals of writing, Time4Writing can help boost the writing skills and confidence of any young writer. BlogWritingCourse provides two courses; Get Ready To Blog, a free starter blogging course that will introduce the basics of blogging and Blogging 101, an eight week online blogging course. Blogging 101 will awaken the blogging beast within and you won't even see it coming.