I wanted to link up real quick to my friend Diane at Fifth in the Middle for her Blogging Resolutions Linky. My blogging resolutions are very simple!
1. I want to blog more often about what is going on in our classrooms. There's a lot of great stuff going on, but I feel like I never have time to blog about it or I don't have pictures. It takes a long time to get pictures and things situated for a blog post, and I tend to feel I don't have enough time to get it all together and get it posted. I'd like to blog at least twice a week. One being our Mentor Text Linky and the other sharing something from our classroom.
We do blog about products we have made, and I'd like to blog about HOW we are using them. I get caught up in getting them posted because we want you to know that they are out there if you need them, and I am bad about not going back and showing how we used it. I'm not going to say that we aren't going to self-promote, but I just want it to be more attached to how we are using it, and not just the product and that's it. Because, let's face it, no one wants to just see a string of self-promotion in their blogger feed.
2. I want to be able to READ blogs and comment. I feel like at this point I EITHER blog or I do nothing. I can't even say that I read because I just haven't had the time. I think my time management at school is lacking or something because I bring home work with me every night. We do dinner, homework, baths and then I sit down and do school work. This is why I don't blog or read blogs. I just can't seem to do it ALL. I want to read blogs because there are so many wonderful bloggers sharing ideas! If I do get to read, it's usually because we are in the car (I'm not driving!) and I am reading on my Bloglovin app. I can't seem to comment using that, so I read, but I don't comment.
I know how much it means to me to get comments, especially after spending an hour or two (yes, it still takes me that long) to write a good post, so I know I should comment more. Plus, the relationships you can build by commenting and starting a conversation are amazing! I have made some good friends over the last year, but that was when I was commenting and the blogger was responding. If you like a post or appreciate something shared, it's always nice to say that to the blogger. :O)
And so, that's it. Two resolutions, but for me they are pretty weighty and they will be a challenge.
And, onto some lighter news! Giveaway winners!!
I could have made cute buttons, but this was already done for me and I figure, a winner is a winner, right? ;O)
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And to those that didn't win...I'm sorry!!! We still love you!!! (I know that's really know consolation prize, but we do!)