Thursday, October 28, 2010

A Few Blog Updates

As I was writing my post on Monday, I had a thought.  I sub at the continuation high school a lot.  There are about 15 teachers there.  Why don't I label those posts with regard to which class I was in? 

Things kind of snowballed from there.  Today I thought it time to point out a few of the "improvements" I've been making to the blog. 

First off, I went through and tried to label those posts with the class they belonged to.  I wasn't completely successful as sometimes the post wasn't about the class but was about some other aspect of the school.  (This week I've been in the government class.  I've also spent a lot of time in one of the English classes and the science class.) 

Then, I started a glossary.  There are certain terms specific to the schools/area where I work, so rather than explaining them each time I use them, I think it'll be easier to link to that page.  This is a work-in-progress.  The list isn't yet complete (I wonder if it ever will be), and I'm still working on getting the formatting right. 

Finally, I linked to a couple short stories I posted on scribd.  These are on the sidebar under "My Short Stories".  Please check them out.  Feel free to tell me what you think. 

That's the thing about a blog.  It has to continue to be a work-in-progress.  There are always things to add.  There are always ways to improve. 

9 comments:

  1. Cool, another teacher who writes. And knits. I write and knit but don't teach. At least I don't get paid to teach. Haunting you from Theresa's blog!

    KarenG

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  2. Hi, visiting for Theresa's hanting fest. I'd love to take a look at your short stories, but I'm not used to scribd and couldn't find them :(. Anyway, if you need a crit partner, I'm looking too. Good luck!!

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  3. Hi, Liz! I'm over from Theresa's. It's great to meet another teacher-slash-writer. :o)

    Good for you posting your short stories on Scribd. I'm not nearly that brave yet!

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  4. Hi! I'm visiting from Theresa's haunting! Nice to meet you!

    I'm always updating and improving my blog, too. I guess I can't help tinkering with it but I like to keep it neat, I guess.

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  5. This is from another Substitute Teacher who writes. I sub for the elementary grades. It is always nice to meet fellow subtitutes and hear their adventures. It is not easy to be a sub.
    Here from Theresa's Halloween Haunting Fest.
    Have a great day!

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  6. Hello Liz! I am also here from Theresa's blog haunting party. What a great Halloween we are having!

    I think that is part of the fun of blogs. There are always new things we can do and add. It's like decorating our little home on the Internet.

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  7. Hi, I'm stopping by from Theresa's blog :) I'm going to check out your short stories right now... that's a pretty cool way to post things online.

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  8. Karen G-
    There are a lot of us, I think. Thanks for stopping by.

    JEFritz-
    The links on the sidebar didn't work? I provided them because I'm still finding my way around scribd. If those links don't work, I need to go back and fix them.

    Jackee-
    Nice to meet you, too. I don't know if I'm brave. I'm still considering whether or not to leave them up.

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  9. L.T. Elliot-
    Yeah, I like neatness too. That's one of the reasons I keep tinkering. I'm looking to get it just right.

    Choices-
    Elementary, huh? You're braver than me. The little ones scare me.

    Jayne-
    Yes, true. I agree.

    Lisa-
    Yeah, I thought scribd was a great idea when I ran across it.

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