The last two weeks have been a blur! Many of our students have been incredibly busy in their personal lives, so many of them have been playing “catch-up” with their course assignments. That’s the great thing about a course like this one, though…it is flexible enough to bend and flow with even the busiest of schedules!
The most exciting thing has been seeing the blogs start to fill with content. The course “winner” for most prolific writer definitely goes to the blogger of Lifting My Eyes to the Hills, who took on a daily meme right from the get-go! That’s a way to shoot right out of the starting gates!
But other blogs have started to fill with content as well, and the bloggers have been looking at ways to get inspired, to fight writer’s block, and how to add a little “pizzazz” to their posts to keep things interesting.
Week Five has been focused on the “little things” that can be added to your blog to give it that extra “something.” And they are also dutifully attempting to visit each of their classmates’ new blogs in order to leave comments of encouragement and constructive criticism.
If you’d like to check out the different approaches of some of our blogging students, take a minute to visit these blogs:
- Pansy Colored Glasses
- Never Just a Housewife
- Blog of a Free-Form Scholar
- Faith and a Full House
- Moment by Moment
Next week our Blogging 101 students will start building community around their blogs. This is probably the single most important component of traffic-building, and we will be looking at several different ways to create that sense of community.