Blogging University –through Dailypost.wordpress.com— has the goal to educate, inspire and connect bloggers no matter where they blog. Blogging U have several previous courses (which I plan to check out later)
- Blogging 201: Branding and Growth: Focus your blog and grow your audience.
- Photo 101: A Photo a Day: A photo-a-day introductory course.
- Writing 101: Build a Blogging Habit: Stretch your writing muscles.
- Writing 201: Beyond the Blog Post: A workshop-style course exploring 1500+ word writing.
- Writing 201: Finding Your Story: Become your own best editor in this workshop-style course.
But the one in session and the one I’m joining is….
Get grounded in blogging basics.
If I haven’t done any, Blogging 101 sounds like the best place to start, right!? I believe they’ve done this course at least one before, but I missed it. This session actually started at the first of January, the assignments have come almost daily, and I don’t even remember if I actually officially registered for it. So, as you can tell, I’m a little confused and definitely behind, but I am stepping out with great intentions of learning more in the area of blogging. Yes, I know–I started this blog named “It’s Just Me” in January of 2006, so maybe I know something…maybe?…hopefully! However, I still feel like a newbie in the blogging world. Therefore, let the learning begin!!
Blogging 101 begins with the assignment of “Introduce Yourself“.
Side Note: These assignments may or may not have blogging prompts. However, I decided that if I wrote through my thought process, I could hopefully improve my blog while getting back into the habit of writing. I’m not sure how this is going to work, since I’m behind AND since I don’t believe one post each day is realistic for me AND since this one post took all day! Well…not really…all day. I did start in the morning and it is now night time. However, my focus has been off and on with life’s blessings and responsibilities–kids, meals, education, and etc needs through out the day. I’m praying that my writing will come easier as I do it more often.
Now I am to introduce myself.. I’m Sarah — sinner saved by God’s grace, daughter, sister, wife, mom, homeschool teacher, friend, and random stranger who’s blog who may have happened upon. 🙂
I started this blog to entertain a friend, as I joked about here! Actually I had been considering the idea and had several friends blogging. It sounded like a fun and interesting way to share thoughts, ideas, life lessons and such. Also as a stay-at-home mom of young kids, it was a way to “get out of the house” without actually going anywhere.
I decided to do a blog instead of a personal journal because I did want the connection. Plus my handwriting is not good! 🙂 (I’m not joking! It’s another things I probably need to take a class on!)
I’ve covered lost of different topics through the years. I like that I haven’t put myself in any kind of corner to limit what my blog can be about. However, I have turned it into more of a review blog for the past several years. I have done this because I love to read and I received free books! Also, reviewing books allowed my reading to feel productive and not just a fun thing to do. It was the activity I truly kept for myself. However, I felt, as a mom, that there was always so much, in my opinion, that continually needed to be done around the house and with the kids that I felt like I needed a reason to choose to read. Sounds silly, I know!
My goal with this blog is to reach and bless and inspire who I can, but I’m not sure who that will be…maybe you? 🙂 I do know that it won’t be daily. I would like to share at least one post each week that isn’t a book review.
It’s Just Me,
(I would love to figure out some fun way to make my name look like an actual signature or at least something other than type print.)