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So you’ve seen teachers all over social media with a blog? Now, it’s time for you to start your own teaching blog!
Yes, that’s right! You! You need to start your own teaching blog too!
You may wonder why, how and doubt what in the world you are going to share on your blog. But all of us teacher bloggers have been in the same position. Let me tell you, it’s not as intimidating as it seems! If I can do it, you can too!
Let’s get started!
Here are answers to some questions that you may have.
How can I start a teaching blog?
Simple. Sign up for a domain name. Think about a name for your blog that captures your essence as a teacher. Think about your grade level and who you are as a teacher. I chose Happy Days in First Grade because my name is Ha. Since you can’t spell Happy without Ha, it just seems like the perfect fit! My favorite grade to teach is first grade too and thus, Happy Days in First Grade.
Which type of blog site is the best fit for me?
So for yearsssss, I used Blogger and liked how easy it was to use. However as my business grew, its options were clearly too limiting. So I signed up with WordPress.org, and it was the BEST. DECISION. EVER. If you are planning to monetize your teaching materials, I would definitely recommend WordPress.org.
I just love all the functions and now all of the content are now officially mine!
Who will host my blog?
When I was looking around, I came across a lot of web hosting companies. Needlessly to say, I did my research and decided on DreamHost. I’m so glad I did because their Help Live Chat was simply amazing! The representatives held my hand through each step and were extremely patient.
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What should my blog look like?
That’s a really fun question because it all depends on you! The look of your blog is called a theme. You can either build one with DreamHost then import it to WordPress or you can buy and install one yourself!
My blog’s theme is from Restored 316. I researched and researched and all of their beautiful and feminine themes just resonated with me! They have a wide range of themes, so it’s easy to find one that best fits your needs.
What should I write about?
Write whatever that is important to you as a teacher. Share your teaching practices, classroom routines or any helpful information that another teacher could benefit from. My inspiration comes straight from my classroom and what I am teaching at the moment. Don’t forget to add a lot of visuals, tips and ideas. Those are the most organic posts and will definitely resonate with other teachers.
What are the benefits of being a blogger?
When I first started blogging, I really didn’t know where this journey would take me but I knew it would be an adventure. I have been able to share so many posts and teaching resources with teachers around the world. In addition, I have been able to connect with so many amazing teachers and teacher bloggers along the way!
So what are you waiting for! Start your own blog now!
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