Sunday, April 26, 2015

Hello!!

I am beyond the moon excited to be setting out in the bloggersphere!  I have been slowly inching my way closer and closer to putting myself "out there" but was lacking the excitement and inspiration that a *cute* blog design brings.  I knew that a huge benefit to blogging relied on my blog looking "cute" and being catchy.  I had toyed around with creating a header in powerpoint, uploaded it, changed the background and called it a day.  It looked alright but wasn't what I was going for.  I felt so stumped as to what to do next. I see so many amazing blog designs and blog designers but could not realistically shell out a bunch of money.  I know so many other teachers feel me on this!! Not to mention spending money and having to actually commit.. eeek!!

I'm usually so good at putting my mind to something and learning how to do it, but past experiences (and I mean YEARS and YEARS ago) trying to design a blog intimidated me.  Instead of focusing on blogging, I decided to start spending more time on my TPT products.  I created an instagram account to connect with other teachers and I found myself constantly hopping from one blog to the next.  As I got more comfortable and found more tutorials on how to beautify my TPT products, I decided to tackle my blog once again.

For some reason, this time around, it was so much easier, and less intimidating!  I knew more about what I wanted and what I didn't want, what I liked about other blogs, and I felt more confident to give it a shot and make it work.  It's not perfect by any means, but I'm so proud of the product and the process!  I'm so happy knowing that I created this space.  I love the crispness of it and I love that this space is now "cute" and inspiring! I am so excited to see where this journey goes!

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  1. Saw you had a new blog on the TPT Forum!! Looks amazing.. I am going to have to check out the tutorials now!!! Great job and welcome to blogging!! I teach 5th grade.. nice to meet you!

    Susan
    LopezLandLearners

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    1. Hi Susan!! Your blog is so cute!! Thank you!! There were a lot of good tutorials that really helped a lot! I still have more I want to learn of course ;) Let me know if I can send any your way that might help you ;) Where in CA are you? So nice to connect with you!!

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