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studentbloggingIt is now time to join in on the bi-annual student blogging challenge!

This challenge is all about having fun, improving blogging and reflective writing skills, and building readership and connections with a global audience.

Last year, the two challenges included thousands of students from over 15 countries around the world!

What is it?

  • The student blogging challenge is a series of 10 weekly tasks
  • Starts on September 21st – but registration is happening now
  • Students complete as many of the tasks as possible and in any order
  • Open to classes and students from all over the world and of all ages – blogs doesn’t need to be hosted by Edublogs to participate!

Past challenges have included adding comics and widgets, writing creative posts, discussing travelling, comment etiquette, and more.

How do I start?

Setting up your class-blog

You may be just getting started with your class blog or are looking for ways to make improvements.  The following 9 steps will help ensure that your blog is ready to go for the challenge:

  1. Set up your class blog
  2. Set Up Your Blogging Rules and Guidelines
  3. Teaching Commenting Skills and Etiquette – Guest post byKathleen McGeady
  4. Help Parents Connect With Your Class Blog
  5. Add Students To Your Class Blog So They Can Write Posts
  6. Add A Visitor Tracking Widget To Your Blog Sidebar
  7. Setting Up Student blogs
  8. Add your student blogs to your blogroll
  9. Add Your Student Blogs To A Folder In Google Reader

For more information on the student blogging challenge, visit the challenge F.A.Q. here.

The thousands of students that have participated in the past have found it a great way to improve their blogging and commenting skills and love the global interaction among the community that it builds.

About Ronnie Burt

Manages the Edublogs, CampusPress, and WPMU DEV Hosting services. Former secondary math teacher and wannabe musician. Follow @ronnieburt on twitter!


  1. Thanks Ronnie for your promotion of the challenge and for setting up the class blog directory. I have made a few changes but it is looking great. We will have to see what the teachers involved say about it at the end of the challenges.

    • And thank you, Miss W., for all of your hard work organizing this challenge – I know that students all over the globe benefit from the experience.

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