I love the beginning of a new year. To me, it always feels like the slate is clean and the possibilities for the upcoming 365 are endless. In 2013, you had the opportunity to begin your (most likely) first blog! Your designs are intricate and some of your writing is amazing! This year, we will be in the computer lab once a week to update and work on your blog. Even though many of you are well on your way, there are still some of you who constantly ask, "What should I write about?"
A few years ago, I stumbled across a blog called Free Tech 4 Teachers which is a blog started by a former teacher in Maine. His purpose for the blog was to show teachers free online resources they could use in their classroom. What I liked about it was that all of his posts had information that was instantly usable to teachers, it was easy to read, and always kept me interested. Obviously, he wrote to his audience and kept us hooked!
Since then, he's started another blog called Worms in the Fridge. Isn't that a cool name?! This blog's purpose is to move bloggers from just blogging once in a while to actually becoming full-time bloggers. Can you believe he actually gets PAID to blog? It's true! There are TONS of people who've started blogs as a hobby and transitioned into using their blog to make a living. YOU could do that too!
Before you work on your next blog post, what I want you to do is visit Mr. Byrne's site, Worms in the Fridge, and read the blog posts he's written so far. When you're finished, leave a comment on MY blog post. In your comment, post a link to the specific post you read and then leave some commentary for us to read. What did you like about that particular post? What did you learn that you can apply to your own blogging?
Get ready for this year. It's going to be great and I cannot wait to see what you do with your blog!