Thursday, July 26, 2012

Confessions of a New Blogger

Honestly I am in awe when I look at other blogs and see 100+ followers. Since I started this month I am fairly new to the blogging world. I have a whole lot more to learn and I am certainly trying. It is truly amazing to see other teachers at work. Between Pinterest and blogs, my classroom is going to look truly awesome!

I am on the last week of an online course about spelling and phonics instruction. It has inspired me to attempt developmental spelling instruction this upcoming year. I have to admit it is a little frightening but no doubt I will persevere. It will take an  investment into Words Their Way books and a lot of time. My students and I will be the better for it! It is a year of trying new things. This is just the tip of the iceberg.

So I ask my followers to please leave a blogging tip for me. I really do need all the help I can get. I would also love to be one of those teachers creating activities on TPT. I'm so puzzled as to how to get that started as well. TPT has been a wonderful resource and as I said earlier, my classroom is going to look awesome.

Just a final note, please visit Lisa at Learning is Something to Treasure. She is doing a Back to School 650 Follower Giveaway. There are lots of great prizes!


Cathy :) said...

I don't have a blogging tip for you because I'm in the same boat as you, a new blogger. I use google to help me answer any questions I don't know. lol So I guess maybe that's my tip. I'm giving you an award. Stop by my blog to come get it. :)
Cathy :)
C is for Cookies, Cakes, Children, Classroom, and Crafts

Primary Possibilities said...

My only tip is have fun! I found you through another blog. Welcome to the blogging world. Come check us out for some freebies and ideas. Your newest follower, Stephanie

Pam Ballingall said...

I nominated you for the Lovely Blog Award. Stop by to receive your award!

stephanie said...

I hear ya about the new blogger thing. I look at others followers and cannot imagine 50, 100, or more. It sure is a lot of work!
Your newest follower and thanks for visiting Back in Fourth.

meghan said...

I never thought I'd get past ten followers lol. But somehow I did! My advice is to post regularly with your ideas [& include pictures when you can!], join linky parties, and comment on others' posts that you find helpful & leave a link to your blog. Most of all, just have fun with it & show your personality. Those are the blogs that I like the best!

As far as TPT, the first thing I did was open a store and posted a few freebies that I used in my own classroom that I thought others could use!

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