Saturday, April 14, 2007

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.


Blogger Becca said...

I love your blog, check it religiously and fondly remember my HS spanish teacher who I'm sure you would have loved. Thank you for sharing your life with us.

I'm a serial lurker, but I felt compelled to drop you a line since it's your blogiversary and all. :)

4/14/2007 4:22 PM  
Blogger NYC Educator said...

Happy Anniversary. Let's all raise a busted leg to your future success.

4/14/2007 5:02 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Bluebird said...

Happy Anniversary - as you probably know, this is one of my regular stops on my blog-reading...Love your stuff!

4/14/2007 7:48 PM  
Blogger Pendullum said...

Happy Happy Anniversary!!!
So glad I found you!!!!

4/15/2007 9:57 AM  
Blogger happychyck said...

Has it really only been a year? Wow! Seems so much longer! Well, Happy Anniversary! I look forward to reading your posts! You rock, girl!

4/15/2007 10:04 AM  
Blogger Pissed Off said...

happy anniversary. Keep on writing.

4/15/2007 3:53 PM  
Blogger Bellezza said...

I'm so glad that we 'met', even though it wasn't until recently. And to think I missed almost a year of your blog!

4/15/2007 4:39 PM  
Blogger Nic said...

Your blog was one of the first teacher blogs I started reading. ¡Feliz Blogiversario!

4/15/2007 6:01 PM  
Blogger Adeline said...


I have heard there are parts of the spanish world that overgeneralise use of le or lo/la. subsequently, and probably because i took an accelerated summer course of 2nd year spanish and never went back to retake it properly, i am not accurate and should teach it i would have to definately get my act straight.

and happy blogoverseray to you. oops i am typing in the dark

4/16/2007 11:13 PM  
Blogger Oh, The Joys said...

Happy blog anniversary!

4/17/2007 9:12 AM  
Blogger CaliforniaTeacherGuy said...

Keep writing. It's good for the soul--and for your readers too!

4/17/2007 6:44 PM  
Blogger IB a Math Teacher said...

It seems like you are so much older!

4/19/2007 1:30 PM  
Blogger Ms. George said...

Happy Belated Anniversary!
I've been laying low this week, and I'm sorry this is late.
Keep up the great writing!

4/19/2007 7:28 PM  

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