Sunday SocialSunday, September 15, 2013
1. What is the name of your blog?
Beyond the Gradebook and Elementary Exploration
2. What do you love most about blogging?
I love 'meeting' new people who have similar interests as I do. Whether you are a teacher or a personal blogger, I've connected my blog to the blogs of others who love to teach, cook, travel, take pictures, read, and so much more! Because of this, I've learned so much. And I've had a great time doing it!
3. Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging for me. I wanted to document my life so that I could look back and see all that I have accomplished. When I recently started my teaching blog, Elementary Exploration, I started that to share teaching ideas with other teachers around the country.
4. What is something you'd want to tell someone just starting out in the blog world?
Have patience. It takes a little while to set up your blog and get in the groove of blogging. It will all be worth it.
5. Biggest blogging learning experience you've had?
Blog for YOU! Don't feel like you have to blog consistently. Don't apologize for blogging hiatuses. Don't blog something just because everyone else is.
6. What are three blogs you love?
Young House Love - For all things house renovation and decoration, you'll love what this young couple blogs about! And the best part...they live in Richmond, VA!
Fourth Grade Flipper - One of my all time favorite teaching blogs! She has the best ideas on her blog! If you are an elementary teacher, you are missing out by not reading this blog!
A Bowl Full of Lemons - This blog is full of great organizational tips and ideas! She's amazing! And if you have a love of planners and/or FiloFax planners...you'll definitely want to check this out!