Thursday, April 4, 2013

Let's Talk About Blogs, Baby!

Happy Thursday!

I am sad to say that my Spring Break is almost done but I am excited to try all of these things I have been planning while on break. (I know I should just enjoy my break, without working but I can't seem to help myself.)

I am linking up with Melissa at First Grade Smiles for her "Let's Talk About Blogs, Baby" Linky. This linky is all about talking about blogging. Since I am still pretty new to blogging, I thought this was a fabulous idea!

I tried to fill the answers in the box but it was still too small. So my answers are underneath:

Why do you choose to follow a certain blog? What is it that sparks your interest the most?

The main bulk of the blogs I have found are through giveaways or Pinterest. I also tend to follow blogs that also follow me. I continue to check on the blog because I enjoy reading about what they are doing in their classroom, they show lots of pictures, and they have great ideas.

When you leave comments on a blog, do you expect a response? If so, do you prefer it to be by email or do you check the box for replies to be sent to you?

I don't expect a response but I am always happy when I get a response. I am often responding to several blogs a day so I forget which blogs to check back for responses. As a result, I prefer to respond by email.

What is your favorite thing about reading and following other blogs?

I love reading what other people are doing in their classrooms and new ways to approach topics I am also doing.  I have also enjoyed meeting other teachers from all over the world.

What turns you off when reading other blogs or about comments you receive?

I am still pretty new to blogging, so I have not received anything but nice comments. I realize and understand the desire to promote your products. However, if that is ALL the posts are about, I tend not to check as often.

Do you follow any blogs by email? If so, how many?

I do not follow blogs by email. I do follow them by facebook though. I tend to check my facebook account more often than my email.

What program do you use to make your products?

I used to use Word but I switched to Power Point a couple of months ago. It is so much easier! I have also heard of people using Photoshop but I have not attempted that program yet.

Don't forget to link up at Melissa's website to submit your own answers.


  1. I use Microsoft Publisher if you want to look into it. It comes with the Office Suite. I am planning through break too. I am just able to balance it with other activities which I normally have more difficulty doing. Enjoy the rest of your break!

    Crystal Shepherd
    The lamppost in 1st grade math

  2. This is a great linky party! Thanks for sharing =)

    The Creation Station

  3. This was so nice to read!
    Thanks for sharing and have a fabulous end of your week!

  4. I check FB more than e-mail, too! It really is how I keep up with some of my favorite blogs. Enjoy the rest of your break:)

    Teaching in Progress