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The top blog writing training courses for 2020

The top blog writing training courses for 2020: Table of contents

1. The top blog writing training courses for 2020

    1. Blogging Level 3 Diploma
    2. Blogging: writing a blog that works hard for your organisation
    3. Blogging for Beginners
    4. Step Writing System: Blogging & Writing Secrets
    5. Blog Creation Certificate
    6. How to Write a Kick-Ass Blog Post
    7.  Creating Blog Content Your Readers Actually Want to Read

2. Don’t wait for the new year, start writing blog content today!

As the new year approaches, our thoughts often turn to making resolutions for a brighter future. For some that means a change of career, and blogging is one of the most sought after.

While there is no magic formula for creating the best blog content, there are some essential things to know and learn that will certainly help you craft compelling posts that excite your readers. Whether you’re new to the world of blogging, or you’ve been blogging for a while and haven’t seen the results you had hoped for, taking a blog writing training course could be the solution you’re looking for.

The top blog writing training courses for 2020

The internet is flooded with blog writing training courses, which is why we’ve selected seven of the best. From online writing courses to 1-day classes at some of the top blogging academies, be sure to check them out in detail before signing up to your favourite.

1. Blogging Level 3 Diploma

The College of Media and Publishing’s Blogging Level 3 Diploma promises to equip attendees with the skills needed to build and maintain a blog that attracts visitors. Taking 30 hours to complete, you will learn how to write interesting and entertaining posts alongside other essential blogging skills.

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Lessons two to four cover blog writing, including identifying the purpose of an effective post, defining your target reader, adapting your writing style and content to suit the reader’s needs, applying keywords effectively, and making blog posts engaging, clear and interesting.

Where: Online/e-learning

When: Can be completed at your own pace

Cost: £274.50

2. Blogging: writing a blog that works hard for your organisation

Perfect for those who are writing a blog, or considering writing a blog on behalf of their company, Blogging: writing a blog that works hard for your organisation guides attendees through the key strategic decisions needed for a well-planned and expertly written blog.

As well as evaluating your writing style, The Centre’s 1-day course considers whether you should write in your voice or a corporate voice and covers 10 things you need to know about writing a quality blog.

Where: The Centre’s Central London training suite

When: Check their website for available sessions

Cost: £455+VAT (£408+VAT for not-for-profits)

3. Blogging for Beginners

City Academy’s Blogging for Beginners course is ideal for anyone wondering if blogging is right for them. It covers tailoring your tone to your audience, how to talk about your passions and build stories, and structuring arguments and opinions. A 1-day course, you will also look at all forms of blogging with a particular emphasis on written blogs.

Like all of City Academy’s writing courses, attendees receive constructive, friendly feedback from the tutor throughout the course. There are also opportunities throughout the day to discuss your ideas with a group of fellow writers, which can be an incredibly useful part of the creative process.

Where: City Academy at 38 Rosebery Avenue

When: Check their website for available sessions

Cost: £129.00

4. Step Writing System: Blogging & Writing Secrets

Tyler Speegle’s 3-Step Writing System: Blogging & Writing Secrets promises to improve your writing and blogging and get your content shared more.

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Tyler is a professional blogger, writer and Huffington Post contributor, and here he shares his advice on crafting killer headlines, getting started with article writing, revising your copy like a pro, and how to make your writing as scannable, shareable and readable as possible.

Where: Online/e-learning

When: Can be completed at your own pace with full lifetime access

Cost: £194.99

5. Blog Creation Certificate

The Blog Creation Certificate from New Skills Academy takes approximately 15 hours to complete. Made up of 10 modules, it covers all aspects of blogging, from blogging basics to safety and security issues. However, module 4 focuses on how to write captivating content. More specifically, it covers:

  • How to come up with ideas for your blog posts
  • Why creating high-quality content should be your main priority as a blogger
  • The different types of blog posts you can publish
  • Why you need to use a posting schedule or diary when coming up with content ideas

Note: although it takes 15 hours to complete on average, you are free to spend as much or as little time as you feel necessary on each module. Those who complete the course are awarded a certificate that is valid for life.

Where: Online/e-learning

When: Can be completed at your own pace

Cost: £100

6. How to Write a Kick-Ass Blog Post

Available on Skillshare, How to Write a Kick-Ass Blog Post by Maddy Osman is a short, 1-hour crash course that shares a number of processes and resources that can be useful for creating quality content.

Lessons include:

  • Researching ideas
  • Style guides and formatting
  • Creating your first draft
  • SEO basics

Note: How to Write a Kick-Ass Blog Post is a premium class on Skillshare, so you’ll need a Premium Membership to access it.

Where: Online/e-learning

When: Can be completed at your own pace

Cost: It’s $15.00 per month or $99.00 per year for a Premium Membership on Skillshare, although you can get a 2-month free trial.

7. Creating Blog Content Your Readers Actually Want to Read

Another popular blog writing training course from Skillshare, Creating Blog Content Your Readers Actually Want to Read by Theresa Christine is the shortest training course on this list, but Theresa promises it will provide you with the skills and the clarity to publish amazing content on your blog that actually gets read.

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Across 6 lessons, this course covers:

  • Understanding what you can offer and how to showcase your skills
  • Understanding your audience and how this applies to what you write
  • Identifying great content and how you can create it yourself

Where: Online/e-learning

When: Can be completed at your own pace

Cost: It’s $15.00 per month or $99.00 per year for a Premium Membership on Skillshare, although you can get a 2-month free trial.

Don’t wait for the new year, start writing blog content today!

Why not put the skills you learn on one of these blog writing training courses to the test? Sign up to Copify and you’ll have access to a range of different copywriting jobs, including blog posts, articles, press releases and more.

*Prices correct at time of writing – time-limited discounts may apply

Main image credits: Photo by Christin Hume on Unsplash

Screenshots: College of Media and Publishing, Udemy, Skillshare

Jess Thistlethwaite

Jess is a Content Delivery Manager at Copify. Her main interests include writing, copy editing, and social media marketing. Holding a journalism degree from the University of Chester, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 2016. With a passion for both art and music, Jess enjoys playing the clarinet and sketching or painting when she’s away from her desk.

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