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Monday, July 13, 2015

Follower Frenzy Is it YOU?

Today marks my last post on the TPT Challenge that 4 wonderful ladies started earlier this summer. 

I have learned a lot through this challenge and forced made myself keep busy making things and following others even though I've had a houseful of guests and had many things on my agenda. 
(Yes, I can do it all . . . . . said everyone who is a teacher!)

When I first started blogging the normal thing to do was to read someone's blog and leave a quick comment. 
You NEVER just walked away! 

If you were a new follower, then you always said, "Hey I'm your newest follower . ."  (or something like that!) and left your name and said some kind words too. 

If you had a blog of your own you would also leave the link for your blog name. 

If you don't know how to do that, just look at my sample.

<a href= "">Second In Line</a>

In the red part put your whole blog address. In the blue part put the actual name (with the spaces) of your blog. Then save this to your desktop or someplace where you can grab it when ever you need it.

But . . . back to the beginning of my story. . .  there are so many blogs to read and our time seems so short that many people aren't leaving comments or saying hello.

One of the things that this challenge has reminded me was to do just that. Make comments, ask questions, leave compliments and always leave your blog name. 

As to who am I loving since this challenge. . . well they aren't exactly new people. . . just well loved ones! Heather's Hearts was one of the first blogs that I started following. She was very sweet and helpful and seemed to be talking right to me. 

Missy Squirrels has been a teacher, is now subbing, and makes wonderful things with her hands. I love her sense of humor and now that I've added Periscope to my social media, I love to listen to her talk too!

Alyce Bartel and I have met a couple times and I so enjoy each time we chat. She has been a huge supporter of me and always encourages me to keep on going! It's funny how those nice comments and always being there to leave comments has left an incredible impression on me. (see didn't I tell you that comments were important!)

And of course I have to thank these four new friends! Third in Hollywood, Peppy Zesty Teacherista, Sparkling in Second, and Teach Create and Motivate. You gave me a challenge that I couldn't resist!


  1. It's hard to find the time to sit and read lately, but I'm trying to get back into reading my blog feed and leaving comments. I know I enjoy reading them when I get them on my own blog! Looking forward to seeing you on Periscope, too!!

    Owls and Lessons, Etc.

    1. Thank You Haley. I too need to do a better job interacting with my followers. It really is a two sided coin! I will be on periscope more. . . as weird as it feels when you're doing it, and I have gotten some quirky people who aren't teachers that are watching (can I say creepy stalkers!! Yikes!) I'm sure we can figure this out so that only our followers or teachers can watch! Thanks for checking in with me!

  2. I like to read Alyce and Heather also -- and yes, it seems like we get too busy to leave comments. But they sure are nice to read! Sara

  3. Thank you Sara!
    It's really the comments that keep me going. I'm going to try to be more aware of others feelings and comment more, since I know how good it feels. Turn about is fair play!

  4. Patty!! You are so nice, and friendly, and helpful! You helped me back in the day, and I love that we meet in person! I love hearing you talk.

    I feel kinda guilty if I read a post and do not leave a comment. But I rarely ever leave my blog link any more (and you were the one who taught me how to do that!). So, I try to not open Bloglovin' unless I have time to leave some love.

    Happy cool weather to you!

  5. Heather's Heart was one of the first blogs that I loved too! I have gotten out of the habit of blogging ( both with my own posts and with checking in with others) but I have been inspired to get back into it lately.
    Diving Into 2nd Grade


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