For the past three weeks, I’ve participated in an online class offered by WordPress (Blogging University). The class was Blogging 101. Wow! That’s all I can say. I’ve been blogging for a while but it’s been a lot of trial and error and hoping. This class boosted my confidence. I realized I knew more than what I thought but that I had plenty of things on which to improve. My fellow bloggers were awesome. They took the time to read my posts as well as leave helpful comments. They truly were great neighbors.
Because of the assignments (challenges) issued, I was forced to step out of my comfort zone. I visited other blogs and left comments (that was something I didn’t often do). I am now following a variety of different blogs – writers, travelers, photographers, etc. – I have found they each offer something from which I have benefited.
I must admit there was a downside to the class. Working a forty hour week doesn’t leave me with much time to devote to my current work in progress and completing the assignments pretty much sucked up most of my evenings. Having said that, I think the pros outweighed the cons. In fact, I’ve already signed up for Blogging 201.