Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Calling all blog followers...this is for you!

If you are blog follower of mine, or a faithful stalker 'looker'... this post is for you!
 
I originally started blogging months ago for my personal self-satisfaction. 
I wanted to keep an online journal for my own, personal record.
 I wanted a place that I could refer to see how I am continuously growing as a teacher.
I needed a place to keep all of my 'funny stories' and cute quotes by the kids.
I wanted to make a digital scrapbook of the lessons I teach, topics we discuss and awesome artwork that my kiddos do!
 
But along the way, I've realized that blogging has become more to me than just all of that.
Blogging has become a crazy, wonderful and exhilarating world for me!
 
I've met so many awesome teachers that share the passion that I have---that need to want to help every child possible and touch every life that they can.  I've realized that there will always will be naysayers and people that have negative comments, but when I look at my fellow bloggers and comments from my followers, I know that we are all in this together. We love our kids, no matter what their back-story is and we'll try whatever we have to, to help them succeed!!!
 
So here, I say to you, THANK YOU!
Thank you for all of your supports as a blog follower or stalker!
Thank you for always giving me feedback on posts that I write---as bloggers, we love comments and I ALWAYS try my best to respond back! It feels good to know that people are reading
 what you are writing and sometimes, they are
 even getting an idea from it or taking away something tangible (like a freebie). 
 
I encourage you to become a true 'follower' if you aren't already! I love checking my numbers and seeing that more and more people are choosing to follow me and keep up with my life as a teacher!
I also encourage you to become a commenter, if you aren't already too! No mater if it's a simple "Hi" or a "how the heck did you really do that" comment, I love hearing from you!
You encourage me as a teacher, to follow my dreams, follow
through with my ideas and remember to never give up!
 
Feel free to leave a comment below or become a follower today! :)


24 comments:

  1. Hello,

    I feel the same way. I began blogging in July and have been trying to be a true follower to many that I am following. I am trying to build desgin and update my blog so that people will follow me too. I LOVE THE POLKA DOTS and STRIPES on your blog.

    Glad you put up this post and that I connected with you. Enjoy your night.

    :o) V.
    Special Teacher for Special Kids


    Iteachkidsabc@gmail.com

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    1. I started in July too!!! It's funny how addictive it becomes so quickly! lol... Keep up all of the work with your blog! Just put your heart out there and people will see that! Thanks for following!!!

      Elizabeth

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  2. Hi Elizabeth!
    Nice post! Blogging for yourself is a good thing but blogging is more fun if you touch others! (I follow you already!)

    Laura
    The Kindergarten Teacher

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    1. Yes, it's def. more fun with others! :)
      Thanks for following! Love your blog too.

      Elizabeth

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  3. I appreciate all of the bloggers I "stalk" follow. I have found so many wonderful ideas. Thank you for sharing your time and talent.
    Cecilia

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    1. Thanks for being there to follow us! And thanks for reading!!

      Elizabeht

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  4. Thanks for this post! I'm just starting out as a teacher blogger and I love to read that it has had such a positive impact on your life. I'm excited to connect with so many talented educators around the world (including you!)

    Happy blogging!

    Kate @ The Wise Owl

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    1. Well keep on truckin' it girlie...you're doing great! Thanks for following!!! Happy Blogging back to you!

      Elizabeth

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  5. Thank you for being a fabulous teacher and blogger and putting so many smiles on so many faces! :)
    Cheryl
    Crayons and Curls

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    1. Awwww, you're so sweet! Thanks for being on the recieving end and reading! :) I still love your blog name so much!

      Elizabeth

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  6. Love your post...as an "old" teacher I love all of and others excitement! It helps keep me fresh and positive too :) Thanks!

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    1. I think I secretly hopes this keeps me on my toes too! I never want to become "stuck in a rut" and I'm glad to see you haven't! Keep up the great work! Thanks for following!!!

      Elizabeth

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  7. I love your blog and look forward to your posts each day. Thanks for recognizing your followers. =)

    Pixy Stix and Teacher Tricks

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    1. Thank you for visiting at my blog! Love your blog and the cute name!!

      Elizabeth

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  8. I already follow you :)

    Blogging is a great way to share ideas and feelings. A short year ago I joined the blogging world and I love it!

    Journey of a Substitute Teacher
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    Endless Pinabilities!

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    1. Thanks for following me Miss T! Isn't blogging great?!? Keep up the great work! I love visiting your pages!

      Elizabeth

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  9. I am already a follower! I agree with you about the blogging world! It's a great way to connect with other teachers, share ideas, artwork, inspiration, etc... Thanks so much for sharing your feelings!!! :)

    ~ Lisa
    Teaching Kindergarten Kiddos

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    1. You're welcome! Thanks for taking the time to read! :)


      Elizabeth

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  10. Thanks for the great post!! I am now your newest follower! I also have a blog and honestly I have not had time to post since school has started!! I miss blogging and sharing, I think this has been my inspiration!!
    Barbara
    happyteachingfirst.blogspot.com

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    1. I know, blogging when school is going on is hard to do! I'm glad that I could be some kind of inspiration to you! You're so sweet! Get back to blogging when you can...you readers (me included) miss you! :)

      Elizabeth




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  11. I'm a new follower. Would love to see a "follow me by e-mail" spot. That's how I follow everyone. Love your blog colors! :)

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    1. Thanks for being a new follower! You know, I've never noticed that I didn't have a "follow by email" spot! lol... I'm going to look into that! Thanks!

      Elizabeth

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  12. I am a new follower and a new blogger. I really enjoyed exploring your site. A follow me by email would be very helpful. I just love having posts come straight to my email.

    Sure hope you have a chance to stop by my new blog: Granny Goes to School

    Cindy

    Granny Goes to School

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    1. Thanks for being a new follower and for taking time to look around here! I will be getting a 'follow by email' spot soon!!!

      I'll be stopping by your spot now! Love the name!!! :)

      Elizabeth

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