I'm back again linking up with Monica from I Heart Grade 3 for her Weekly Summer Link-Up!
This week's topic is:
I really had no clue what I was doing when I started blogging. I was just about to start my student teaching in third grade and thought blogging sounded like a fun idea. I love to write and reflect on my life, and honestly part of me just thought "I want to be one of those cool blogging teachers with a cute logo."
Post student teaching, I continued to blog because I enjoy it. I don't pretend to be an expert but I do enjoy sharing ideas and creations of mine that I think are effective. Plus blogging has allowed me to make connections with other educators and to benefit from their creativity and experiences as well.
Me during my student teaching. My naive, non-natural redheaded self.
I'm now back to blonde and much more knowledgeable.
The first time I ever won a giveaway on a blog was big for me because I not only got awesome
Australian New Zealand candy and two great books, but I made my first blogger friend (Erin over at Learning to Be Awesome). It was when I first realized how connecting blogging could be.
The Crunchie bars are addicting and Erin in definitely from New Zealand NOT Australia. But my current candy connection person is my brother who lives in Japan. He buys me the Crunchie bars whenever he travels to Australia. Don't mix up your bloggers and candy supply people!
So how about you?
Do you blog? If so, what drives and motivates you as a blogger?
I'd love to hear! Plus, don't forget to check out the other awesome bloggers in this link-up and their reasoning for blogging.