2015 in review

So here is my blog in review for 2015. The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for my blog. I know it’s a little late in coming but since I started in august here’s how things are looking.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,500 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 42 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

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Link parties

Link parties

I know we are not all here to write blog posts to reach the masses, some of us are just here to let loose, write for therapy. But whatever your motives are Link ups and link parties are a great way to get your blog posts out to a wider readership but also to find a more diverse selection of blogs to read. I try and participate in a wide range of link ups to build up the readership of my blog. It really works. When I make an effort to link up I can see the difference in my stats.

Now, what is a link party I hear you ask. Imagine this.

Day to day, we all go about our own business, but once in a while we go to a party¬†and meet up with friends.¬†Imagine now going to a party where you don’t know anyone, you chat to new people and make some new friends.¬†This is a link up. You go to a¬†blog and know no one, but leave your blog link and maybe visit a few new blogs and find some great new content to read.

To help you link up there is a wide range of link ups depending on what type of blog niche you have. Here are some that I have found.

My favourite is over at Dream big, Dream often there is a weekly chance to leave a link and either have it reblogged or just linked up with everyone else in the comments.

A lot of sites will have a¬†directory of link ups¬†they have found or use. Many will have a variety of different link up themes. So there should be one for your blog’s niche and every day of the week.

Here are some that I try and use.

Sunday –¬†niftythriftythings

Monday –¬†Newman’s Corner

Wednesday –¬†Chaotic bliss

Thursday –¬†for the love to

Friday –¬†My Creative Scoop

Go on, put on your dancing shoes and go link up with some new friends to be. If you find any new Link ups come back and share them with us. 

Alex

 

 

My Top 8 Great Blog Reads

Looking for a good read, Check out some of these.

  1. Vicky FlipFlop Travels – Sziget Festival – Some excellent on site info about this music festival. I went a couple of years back and really enjoyed it, we didn’t camp, but the atmosphere is awesome. I look forward to hearing more about the festival in coming posts.
  2. So obsessed with – September recap + what’s on my shelves – An interesting look into a bloggers life in September.
  3. In a faraway land – There are some great posts here with lots of travel info, especially for New Zealand where I am currently.
  4.  The Horizon Chaser РLooking for a good donut in Melbourne? Come check out this Donut crawl, listing some of the best and worst places to get a donut.
  5. Make, Take & Teach – a great teaching blog that I stumbled upon in my search for resources.
  6. More Than A Dash Of Salt – A yummy recipe for nut clusters.
  7. Live Craft Eat – Where I got the recipe to make cinnamon buns from. they were TASTY!!!!
  8. Teacher created Resources – Starting up a classroom means finding lots of ideas and sourcing resources so I have been reading this blog for great ideas.

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National Blog Posting Month 2015
National Blog Posting Month 2015

School

I have spent a frantic week planning,¬† organising, sorting and seeing up my new classroom.¬† It’s not as ready as I’d like but it’ll have to do.¬† Now I’m back in full-time school mode posting may get a bit lax but I will try my hardest to juggle both. More insights into school life and my general day to day maybe more frequent.¬† I’m thinking of setting up a separate blog for teaching post’s.

What do you think?  Are you interested in reading about the ins and outs of teaching here? Or just the more general posts?

Please leave a comment below with your thoughts.

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Meet and greet time

Fall Festivities: Blogger Meet and Greet #7 BY JANICE WALD
Welcome to My 7th Meet and Greet!

Thank you for coming to my party. We haven’t had a blog party in a while, and I thought celebrating the start of my favorite season, fall, is a great reason to throw a party.

Continue reading “Meet and greet time”

Currently i am……

Currently i am……

Currently i am….

Date РSaturday 12 September 10.03pm

Feeling¬†– Glad it’s the weekend, it’s been a looooooooong week.

Loving  РBeing able to travel more soon

Reading РLots of blogs

Drinking¬†– Iced Coffee ūüôā

Anticipating – Summer!!! Hurry up.

Listening to РMy road trip sound track 

Watching¬†– Season 6 Grey’s Anatomy

Planning Р A trip to Wellington

Looking forward to РSchool Holidays in two weeks

Creating РBlog posts, Travel journal entries and daily journal

Finishing –¬†off my lunch.

Wishing Рfor a midi Travellers Notebook.

The orginal idea came from here but thanks goes to Nina is a paper nerd for her post here which lead me over to bravelogblog.

What are you doing Currently?