Yes, I realize that today isn’t Tuesday, but why not get a jump start on next week’s blogging?
I have finally completed another week of the 31 Day Challenge. This was definitely a “one thing leads to another” challenge week for me. I have gotten very good at day 12’s task to introduce myself to other bloggers. This task was much easier due to my twitter addiction:) I decided to branch outside of my PLN and googled to find someone blogging about high school reform. I found Mike’s blog post about small learning communities. I quickly emailed him an introduction and question about his work.
For day 14 we were asked to analyze our blog competition. Mine is so new that I actually spend more time looking at other blogs for ideas not for competition:) Day 15 asked us to make our posts sticky by adding rss feed to the bottom of posts. So I created this feed image. Im still working on getting it to work correctly.
I wasn’t able to complete the day 16 challenge, because I can’t add the code to my blog. It was still informative to sign up and learn about the heat map. I might create one for our school website:) This led me to my most time consuming task…day 18: sneeze page. I decided to create a sneeze page about the 31 day challenge hopeing more of our teachers would decide to join at a later date. When I went to add the page my theme caused the nav link to no longer be one nice neat line and instead became a double. Im sure some of you can guess that this led me to searching for more themes…which led to creating a new header…which led to editing my widget sizes….
I guess it was time for a new look, but I really wanted to wait until summer to venture into a new theme. I really want a three column so maybe that will come later.
Thank goodness the next two tasks were easy enough:) I already respond to all comments on my blog and interact with my PLN and readers frequently. Ok, not so frequently over the past few weeks but I was snowed under:)