Sunday, June 24, 2012

BLOGS Gone Wild

Blogs, Blogs, everywhere there's blogs. 
Fillin' up my Reader, makin' my eyes start to fog. 
Click this, click that, can't I read all these blogs?!?

This post has three sections containing some really important stuff about blogs.  Well, it's not really important, but  will be really happy if you read it anyway. :)

 First section of this post: 

Seriously folks, there are so many GREAT teacher blogs out there!  I have so many that I follow, it is hard to keep up.  During this school year, I had to take a little break from blogging and blog hopping due to lack of time for anything ever. HA!  When I got back, I was amazed at the number of new blogs I found.
The whole point of this section of the post is this:

How do you keep up with all the great blogs out there?

Please comment and let me know! Once upon a time, I was a big commenter.  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE leaving comments, but I have so many blogs to visit that sometimes I forget and get sucked into this blog hopping vortex.  I feel sad just thinking about it. :( I want to know how Jennifer and Gladys do it! They always leave sweet comments. :)

I often find myself going to my go to blogs, stalking certain blogs for a period of time, or checking pinterest and going to the blog from there.  Does anyone else do this?

Second Section of this Post:

I have been working like a mad woman to get some blogs designs done!If you do not have a bazillion blogs that you are following like I do, here are some more for you to check out.  Even if you do follow a bazillion blogs, you should still check these ladies out.  They are great.  Click each button to visit the blog.

I have been finished with Sarah's Blog for a little while now, but it is so cute and she has so many great things, I've just got to share it!  Sarah always has awesome freebies and units.  For each month she does a Literacy Menu Packet.  They are AMAZING.  She covers so many skills.  I love them!  You can check the latest one out on TPT by clicking {here}.

At Home in First is a brand new blog.  However, she came up with such a cute name and had such a clear vision for her blog, that I know she will have great things to post. So, just go on and follow her anyway!  :)

 Dana is funny and totally sweet!  She has a ton of great ideas.  I love her blog's bright colors, and I got to use graphics from one of my favorite places, The Digital Bake Shop. I am totally obsessed with Jaime's stuff! Her blog can be found {here}.

 Stacy was great to work with!  She is wonderful   Her blog will definitely leave you seeing stars. :)   Check out the way she has her students pose for pictures.  I absolutely love it.

Third Section of this Post:

 My friend Sam and I started a new blog!  Yeah, we did. We love to read and would like to get some advanced reader copies of our favorite series.  We thought, what a better way than to blog about them! I am still working on the design of the site.So, don't hate on it or I will get all sad again! :)   We have much more to come. There will be a section for children's books and books we use in our classroom along with the books that are sitting on our night stand.  Please do go visit it and follow if you love to read books too.  You can click the image to get there!

Thanks for sticking with me until the end!  Have a great Sunday Summer Night!


  1. I use Google Reader to keep up with blogs! I also have the Google Reader app so if I'm sitting somewhere waiting or having some free time, I can read through a few posts.

    It is crazy to think how many are out there though. Now that I follow like 250 blogs or something, I only follow new ones if I LOVE LOVE LOVE them. Otherwise it gets a little out of hand!

    Marvelous Multiagers!

    1. Oh thanks! I am glad to know about the google reader app. I will have to get it!!! I know what you mean about getting out of hand. I think I am to that point now! :)

  2. I have asked myself the same question. There are sooo many great ideas out their and I love to read them all, but it is starting to consume me and I don't want to to overtaken by blogging. I tend to procrastinate with blogs and don't get what I need done. I am going to have to start doing as Jill has done and only follow those that I ABSOLUTELY LOVE!!!

    My (Not So) Elementary Life

  3. I read blogs on Google Reader too...and I try to leave comments as I read...although lately with summer school and all the going ons in my's hard to keep up. But I try! Thanks for being so sweet, Jena. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday! ;)

  4. I definitely feel the way that you do! I follow hundreds of blogs. It's been hard to find the time to keep up with it all. I use Google Reader & take it a little at a time, stop, and then go back to it later.
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  5. I agree that Google Reader makes it easy to read blog posts. And, it makes it easy to skip the ones that may not interest me at the moment. Plus, if I miss a few days of blog reading (which does not happen very often) I can easily delete the ones that are over a day old.

    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

  6. I also use Google Reader. But I also click the links in my sidebars! I have them arranged by 'recently posted'. The downside to this is that I don't always have time to add new blogs to my layout.

    Thanks for sharing the new links--:-)


  7. I use Google Reader and that helps but I still have soooo many each day. I have to literally check 3 times through out the day to help.

    Journey of a Substitute Teacher
    Endless Pinabilitites!

    1. Dang Miss T!!! That's a lot of blog hoppin' girl! I love Endless Pinabilities BTW!

  8. Awwww Jena thanks for the nice words, it was such a pleasure working with you. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my new design!!! It was the perfect birthday present. BTW it does make me giggle when I have my kids pose for the same picture twice, once smiling and once for my blog.
    ✰ Stacy

    Simpson Superstars

    1. Well I think that it is ingenious! You are too sweet!

  9. I usually keep up with the many blogs that I follow in Google Reader also. Its becoming quite the "day job" now that school is out, lol! So glad to hear about the google reader app! Your newly released designs all rock!

    Mrs. Dwyer’s A+ Firsties

    1. Me too! I already downloaded one from the app store. Thanks!

  10. Thanks so much Jena! You made my day. :) All of your blog designs look so fabulous!
    Sarah's First Grade Snippets

  11. Hi Jena! I am your newest follower of your fabulous blog. So glad I found it. You have fabulous ideas. Good luck with your new blog. :) It sounds great.


    Sprinkles to Kindergarten

  12. I'm new to blogging and found you through kelley at Teacher Idea Factory. I too have problems keeping up with everyone, but I just can't stop!!!!
    Where Seconds Count 2nd grade blog

  13. So glad I found your blog! I am your newest follower.


  14. I am your newest follower! I have the same problem, SOOOOO many blogs to read and they are ALL good. Love you song BTW>. I totally was singing it! Hope on over and see my NEW blog :) If you can stand to add one more!!
    Kickin' it in Kinder

  15. I find new ones that I love every day too! I can't believe how many people take the time to share their ideas-I think it says a lot about the teaching profession!


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