Here I am! I did it! I finally sat down this weekend during M's and P's (my adorable nine month old twin daughters) nap and I created a blog. My biggest hold up was a name. Everything is in a name! I am a reading specialist and my focus (and love!) is reading and writing, but coming up with a name was stressing me out!
After checking the availability of various names, "Literacy Zone" just popped into my head. I typed it in. Holding my breath, I clicked. It was available! Whew...I'm done. I did it! Well, not so fast.
Of course, I (a self-admitted type-A over-achiever) couldn't make things simple. I had to start collecting and adding and changing. Then more changing, adding, and collecting. I was seriously addicted to my laptop this weekend. Remember when you first logged on to Facebook? (Well, I'm not actually on Facebook, but my husband is a member. When he first started using it, he was searching and checking and reading all the time...for hours!) Well, that's how I feel about blogging. I'm constantly checking for new posts, reviewing old posts, searching out what I love about certain blogs...and finally, here I am!
I'm ready to dive into this cyber world and come out dripping with new knowledge, ideas, and strategies to take back to my classroom. A BIG thank you goes out to Ruth at the Two Writing Teachers blog and all your friends. You gave me that final push that I needed to just go for it. Thank you for welcoming me with open arms, er -- I mean, blogs and comments! I have arrived!