I consider myself to be fairly good with technology…that is until I get on the Internet! If you ask me to navigate anything beyond Facebook, Pintrest, or CSC’s website I’m pretty clueless…haha. Right as I figure some concept out, there are ten more that I didn’t know existed. Blogging is completely new for me, and I have spent the past week taking it all in, hoping what I’m putting out to the world is right. (Thank goodness for delete and edit buttons!) Luckily, I have had some great blogs to visit for guidance. [Insert plug for Feedly].
Feedly is another new resource I learned about this week. It lets you subscribe to all sorts of blogs, and brings you the most recent and popular posts from the blogs you subscribe to. Check it out!
I feel like effective bloggers really break things down. Posts are kept relatively short, with pictures and videos to break up longer ones. Points are made clear, but the writer still comes across as clever. Speaking of clever, I feel like the hook is in the title. The more clever of a title, the more I want to know what the post is about. This is going to be hard for me, because “Response Paper for _______” is about as creative as I have ever gotten in naming my work.
The subject matter of kid lit blogs seem to vary. Some talk about books they read, experiences they shared in, and great teachable moments. I think though, that variety is good. With that, I’ve also noticed reoccurring memes that some bloggers participate in. I feel like this is the perfect way to unify the blogs of the kid lit world.
I feel like with some practice, this could be a lot of fun! Blogging seems like a great way to keep up with other people and share your own ideas in a low key setting. As teachers, we need as many new ideas as possible, and this seems like a good way to get them.
Until next time, my friends!