Challenge #1: My Life as a Blogger

I’ve decided to join the Edublogs teacher blogging challenge in an attempt to blog more this year! The first challenge that I’m going to complete is to write about my life as a blogger.

My Life as a Blogger

It all started in a Barnard college dorm room, with an old Dell P.C., and xanga.com. Yes, I started my life as a blogger on xanga.com. (This was a blog site similar to what wordpress and blogspot is like, but not as complex and fancy in the late 90s to early 2000. )  I even managed to convince many friends to join as well. It was fun, exciting and kind of scary, putting your life out on the Internet. I loved posting photos and writing about all sorts of things of the typical college student. It was a good time and I think some people still do use it. That lasted a good number of years, but disappeared quickly.

Now fast forward to 2010, where I decided to start my own teacher blog. After a failed attempt to keep a food blog after moving to Korea, I thought maybe a teacher blog would be better. I think I was partly inspired after meeting Stacey, who has an awesome blog called Two Writing Teachers, at the Reading and Writing project summer institute this past July.

The purpose for starting my blog is that it will be:

  • a place for reflection on my own practice as a teacher
  • a place to share ideas with other teachers all over the world
  • a place to allow friends and family a peek into my classroom
  • a place to inspire others

For the extension activity, I’ve created a wordle about the purpose of my blog~!

6 thoughts on “Challenge #1: My Life as a Blogger

  1. Andrea Nichols says:

    I don’t even know what xanga.com is (or was? I will Google it)! What year was that? I noticed that you did not date yourself by leaving out that particular piece of information. Thanks for your comment on my blog! I’m enjoying the blogging challenge already.
    Andrea

    • jeeyoung says:

      I updated my entry and expplained a little more about xanga.com!The blogging challenge has really been teaching me a lot already! Thanks for your comment!

  2. murcha says:

    It is great that you have joined the challenge. The only possible problem with being a little bit later in posting is that you may miss the surge of participants who are actively seeking out blog posts and commenting. However, I see that you have been active in commenting on other participants’ blogs and that hopefully those people will comment back on yours.
    I always like hearing how people start blogging, so thanks for sharing your experiences.
    I, also, am not sure what xanga.com is. Maybe you could go back and edit the post and add in this information. It is interesting that you mentioned the Two Writing Teachers, as I think that these teachers won the best teacher blog in the Edublogs Awards 2009. Am I right? Your wordle looks great and I love the emphasised words.
    Looking forward to your next post in the challenge.

    • jeeyoung says:

      Thank you for your detailed comment!! I’m doing my best to keep up with the challenges since I started a bit later. Yes, the Two Writing Teachers blog is the one that won the Edublogs Award in 2009! I really appreciate your feedback since I am still new at blogging, and I did make some edits to this post! 🙂

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