This last year I have enjoyed reading blogs that I have found through friends or on Pinterest, but this is my first experience actually writing a blog. Some of my favorite non-teaching blogs that I keep up with are below:
- Twinkadinks– Blog from an old coworker who wrote about her pregnancy and now her crazy, but wonderful life with twins.
- A Healthy Slice of Life – Blog from my friend’s sister in law, who writes about healthy living. The blog gives great healthy recipes for both adults and babies. I love the Munchkin meals that she shares.
The five blogs that I took a look at today, were quite interesting and I love that each blog can bring something totally different to the table. It is great seeing the different opinions and incite from each blogger. Two of the blogs that I was really surprised by were the the blogs written from the students’ points of view. When I first read Mrs. Stephen’s Class blog- What Did We Learn? http://debbiestephens221.edublogs.org I totally expected it to be from the point of view of Mrs. Stephen and not her students. I thought hearing from the students was such a cool idea.
I also checked out another student created blog called A Duck With a Blog- http://duckdiaries.edublogs.org. I forgot that I had read this blog about a year ago. A fellow teacher had sent me the link through an email. I loved the responses from the students and thought they were awesome. I can tell that the students had so much fun blogging about the duck. Their pictures were cute too!
I enjoyed reading these blogs. I personally wish I had more time to blog and share my ideas. Part of me is also not very comfortable with setting up a blog. I am kind of a perfectionist and want to create a really cool site. Maybe I will feel more comfortable and therefore have more time to blog after this class. I feel that blogging and networking with others is an awesome way to share all of our great ideas whether you are a teacher or a new mom or a foody, etc. I think that is why I am (slightly…LOL) obsessed with the site Pinterest. It isn’t a blog, but a great network where I can quickly “pin” ideas/sites from other people to a virtual board and take my time looking back at them later. I have actually pinned some great links to other blogs that I want to check out when I have more time that will provide me with new teaching ideas, update my classroom, give me some new recipes, help me renovate/ decorate my house, etc.