Throughout the course of this month, I will be writing about the little 'slices' of life. I will be focusing on the routine ramblings of my daily routines and examining the common themes in order to comb through the little messages hidden within the walls of everyday existence. Some posts will be funny, some will be boring, and others might even be a little sad. In order to prep for the challenge of writing every day, I bought a new notebook and a nice pen, and I started to list things that might be good topics for posts. I would also like to include photos when I can, because I really love to blog. Some posts might have photos or quotes or relate to a book that is in my mind. I go through spells where I get obsessed with things, and I think its important to examine how that influences my decisions.
My first blog, This Little Blog of Mine, was abandoned in 2012. I had used primarily at first to showcase my paper crafting work. I would photograph scrapbooks, albums and hand stamped greeting cards. I started the blog in the summer of 2008 and I had a decent audience, but over time I couldn't figure out what direction I wanted to go with the blog. My enthusiasm for paper crafting had fizzled out and I didn't have as much content on a regular basis to post about. It ended up being a little bit of everything: crafts, recipes, family trips, fashion, art stuff. It was overwhelming and sometimes it was a lot of pressure to update the blog because I had family and friends that enjoyed reading it. It went out not with a bang but a whimper, on a random Wednesday in November.
After about 6 months with no blog at all, I realized how much I missed having a platform for reflection. I realized that I wanted a blog 100% dedicated to art education so I started This Little Class of Mine in May 2013. I update it sporadically with pictures from the art room, conference reflections and lesson plans. Since I started my Master's in January 2014, the blog doesn't get as much attention as I would like for it to, I just don't have time or energy for it, but one of my goals is to get better about regular posts.
One of my greatest blogging accomplishments is my post on an internationally known blog for art teachers, The Art of Ed.com. I wrote a big post about my experiences as a traveling art teacher.
This is my 'slice of life' blog.
My Art Teacher Blog:
This Little Class of Mine