Showing posts with label blogger meet up. Show all posts
Showing posts with label blogger meet up. Show all posts

Monday, July 30, 2012

Tweet Tweet

At our Michigan Blogger Meet Up yesterday, I was inspired to create a Twitter account. Erin (from Kleinspiration) gave an speech about how fabulous the networking opportunities are on Twitter. So, I can't decide if I just "finally folded" or if I was convinced by positive peer pressure...but I did it! I was inspired and I did it.   Thank you, Erin!

So...I set up my account. Made my first tweet (is that what those are called?) and then I waited for an hour...waited for my first follower. Nothin'. Maybe it's because I need to announce that I'm officially a tweeter to all of my blogging friends? 

 I already called two of my real life friends. Here are there responses to my exciting "I have a Twitter account" news.
 1. (my husband) "Lovely. Do you even know how to do that?" 
2. (a not-so techy friend from school) "What in the world is Twitter? Gillow, it's summer vacation." 

So, I can't exactly count on those 2 to "follow" me. If you would like to connect with me via Twitter, you can click on the cute little birdie button on my sidebar. Tomorrow, I'll figure out how to get back to my account with fingers crossed.   Hopefully, I will end up with a follower so I can tweet to someone other than myself.  By the end of the week, my goal is to figure out how to tweet from my phone (no laughing).  :)

Tweet!  Tweet!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Michigan Blogger Meet Up Photos

A few months ago, a few of us decided to try to plan a Michigan Teacher Blogger Meet Up. I worked with Erin Klein (from Kleinspiration) and Maria Dismondy (award winning book author from Be the Difference) to find a date and a location. Today was the big day and we had so much fun! We met at a Biggby (coffee shop) in Northville, Michigan.

 Here is a picture of the planning crew.
me, Erin, Maria
We had a goodie cup, a treat bag and prizes for each guest.
We had two book authors in our group, a few technology wizards, mostly elementary teacher bloggers and several guests who admitted being blog stalkers (like me).   I learned so much today and can't wait  to try some of the new techy things I learned from the other bloggers.

Here is a picture of our whole group!

me, Bethany (B2 Squared Learning), Katie, Kate (EduKate and Inspire), Erin (Kleinspiration), Karla (Teach With a Smile), Maria (Be The Difference), Patty (Second in Line)

back row - Rich (B2 Squared Learning), Nan (Third Grade's a Charm), Holly (Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade), Barb ("the Barb" that Holly is trying to convince to start her own blog), Marquin (Writing for Wrinkles), Christina (Bunting, Books and Bainbridge).

Today was full of sharing and laughing.  I am inspired by the things I learned from the other bloggers.  I am planning to blog about some of the new things I learned soon.  Lookin' forward to keeping in touch with these new bloggin' friends.

Now, back to the Olympics! 

Friday, July 27, 2012

Michigan Blogger Meet Up

For the past two weeks, I've been blogging from the woods (during my 15 day camping trip).  You don't have to feel sorry for me, we have a very comfortable camper.  Otherwise known as my portable vacation home. We had fabulous weather and have so many happy family memories from our time together.  We biked 78.5 miles along the trails of Lake Michigan.  I'm very proud of my kiddos for accomplishing almost 80 miles on bikes.  Not bad for a 6 year old and a 9 year old.  We also spent countless hours at the beach, snorkeled for Petoskey stones, took our doodles on long walks, watched sunsets with friends that we reunite with every year and discussed everything from crocheting to German castles around the campfire with the grandparents.  Now, I'm home and trying to get caught up (while I tackle the mountain of laundry).

 If you are a Michigan teacher blogger, don't forget that we are having a Michigan Teacher Blogger Meet Up this Sunday, July 29th at the Biggby Coffee in Northville.  The meet up will be very informal...just a chance to get to know each other and visit. Please consider coming out to join us. 

 Special thanks to Erin from Kleinspiration and award winning author, Maria Dismondy for helping to plan this meet up for our Michgian Teacher Bloggers. If you plan to come, please visit Erin's blog to add your name to the list. We would just like to have a head count to make sure we have adequate seating.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Michigan Blogger Meet Up

Michigan Teacher Bloggers...there is going to be a Michigan Teacher Blogger Meet Up this summer! A few weeks ago, a few of us started talkin' about how we would love to have a Michigan Teacher Blogger Meet Up. So, we (Maria from Be The Difference, Erin from Kleinspiration and little old me) picked a date and a place. Wow, that was easy.Here's the plan!


Mark your calendars!  Leave a comment or send me an email if you think you'll be able to come.  We hope to see you there!