I realized that I was starting my sixth month of blogging today, thanks to Sophie. I was sort of in shock when I realized that I had been blogging for that long. Wow! If you think, since I began blogging on November 7th, 2008, many things have happened. I have elected a new president, started a new year, had Christmas, helped the Earth with Earth Hour, fought through winter (or summer for my new-found Austrailian friends, but I’ll talk about them later!), and made new friends. That’s no small party!
When I first began blogging, I was in Washington D.C. My class recieved thier blogs in class, and I recieved my over email. I was really excited! I explored the world of Edublogs, and wrote my first posts! My blog was first titled “abbeyr604’s blog”, then “Abbey’s Alcove”. My theme was Pink- Kupy. I wrote VERY short posts, with no links or pictures. Not a very exciting blog. In December, I wrote countdown posts for Christmas.
January was a time of change. Not only was it a new year, but it was a new direction for my blog. Inspired by Ms. Waters’s post on Blog Makeovers and the need for a blog idea theme, I redid my blog to make it “Read, Write, and Knit”, with the theme ChaoticSoul. I was really excited about the new direction! I began my Blog of the Month in February.
In March, I made some minor changes. I changed my theme to RadMod and made several other little changes. I also joined the Student Blogging Challenge. I feel that my blogging has greatly improved with the challenge.
Now that April is upon us, I am continuing on with what I have so far. I am not sure if I will change things up about later, but for now my blog is staying the way that it is. I love blogging becuase it is a great way to express myself. I also love the people that I have met. Through the blogging challenge I have met people from Austrailia, Argentina, Portugal, Canada, Washington, Texas, and more! I love experiencing all of the different cultures from around the world. I enjoy using Google Translate to read other blogs. It makes me feel good to be able to read blogs from around the world and understand them. I also love being able to experience new comments from different people and get a variety of different perspectives from people other than my classmates.
I do not plan to stop blogging. Even after the school year has ended, I will keep this blog, and maybe even start a new blog for my seventh grade year. I am very excited about the possibilities, but for now, I am staying here with my blog. I love blogging, Edublogs, my blog, and my “blogging family”!