Happy Blogiversary to Me
It was just one year ago today that I decided to delve into this little corner of the world, called Blogland. Or the Blogosphere... or...?
Anyway, I had read an article in the NEA Today journal, which is remarkable in and of itself because I hardly ever read it. Something about teacher bloggers caught my eye and I checked some of them out. I was immediately drawn to this site, especially because of the warning of foul language. I became kind of an addict, checking on her site all of the time- waiting for her to have her baby, checking out sites of her commenters and those sites on her blogroll. (I was horribly disappointed this December, when she decided to call it quits.) After noodling around, I thought, "Hey, I could do this!" And that's how it all began.
Actually, it all began in the summer of 2004, when I was a participant/"fellow" in the Eastern Iowa Writing Project, a grassroots project that is an affiliate of the National Writing Project. I was a reluctant participant, only signing up for it because it was practically free for 4 or 5 hours of graduate credit. I ended up loving the class. The people that I were with were fantastic, we had so much fun and shared laughter,tears, stories, and parts of our lives for the next 5 weeks. They had an "e-journal" where we could post our writings for people participating nationally to read and upon which to comment. I became hooked. It was kind of like blogging.
So, here I am, one year later, still blogging away. I have "met" such interesting, funny and talented people through this little hobby of mine. I thank those of you who read regularly, those who stop by, those who comment. I'd like to thank the Academy.... In honor of the Blogiversary, I would like to encourage any and all "lurkers" to leave a comment. I promise I won't bite.