Monday, June 1, 2015

Why I Started Blogging

I started blogging last summer.  Last year was my first year of teaching and reading teacher's blogs helped me immensely during the school year.  I loved all of the resources available and being able to collaborate with other teachers.  The community of teachers seemed so supportive and genuine.
Once I was recharged from last school year, I dove right into blogging.

My main reasons I decided to blog:
-Meet teachers in my licensure area
-Supportive community
-Endless resources
-Collaborate: recently I have really enjoyed participating in various book studies
-Receive feedback
-Personalized professional development
-Share ideas
-Reflect on my teaching experiences


  1. Love your reasons for why you started blogging! Especially collaborating with others :)

  2. Allie, blogging is a great tool for new teachers! I wish there had been such a thing when I started teaching. I think that collaboration is critical in becoming a strong teacher.

    Confessions of a Teaching Junkie
    Contributor at Hello Sunshine!

  3. I absolutely loved reading your reasons for blogging! I just finished my second year of teaching and I find that a lot of your reasons mirror my reasons as well! I love your blog by the way! It's adorable.

    1. Thank you! i just finished my 2nd year as well. Enjoy your summer!

  4. Great job, Allie!

    Thanks for linking up! This is a great way for me to collaborate with wonderful people like you and to continue blogging through the summer months.

    I hope you are able to link up again throughout the summer.


  5. You have so many great reasons for blogging! I like the idea of receiving feedback. I never really thought about that as something that would come from blogging but it does! :) I am also in this link-up and I made my post on why I blog at

    Happy Blogging!~Tina~

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  7. What book studies are you participating in because I am looking to participate in a few this summer also.

    1. Greg from is hosting a book study for Teaching with Intention by Debbie Miller. Also check Michelle from BigTime Literacy.

  8. Keep it going Allie! Great stuff along the way. Always learning!