Okay, if I'm being completely honest with myself and with my readers, I readily admit that I have not yet gotten the hang of the whole blog thing. I feel like I could post more documents or more ideas... if only I had the time. If only.
Well. That is nothing compared to how terrible I felt about the way my blog looked. Seriously, Stacy and Clinton would have had a field day, if they extended their makeover madness to include blog layouts and not just wardrobes. Honestly. It was bad. I am pretty sure that my four year old nephew could have made a more appealing blog design, and that nugget of truth doesn't exactly mesh well with my Type A personality. My quest for html perfection was a big flop. A big belly flop. The kind that stings a little.
Enter... Mrs. Walsky from First Grade Teaching. She recently took a class to learn how to create websites and blogs, and she needed volunteers to practice designing templates. I volunteered, because honestly, my blog was a TRAIN WRECK! (Side-note: A bonafide train randomly blew its whistle precisely after I finished typing TRAIN WRECK. Coincidence? I think not.) Anyway, I was lucky enough to respond quickly to her post, and she created my template as an example. This brings me back around full-circle, because if blogs could talk, mine would say THANK YOU! Mrs. Walsky, you are a magician! I am totally amazed at how fabulous my blog looks. I wish I had taken before and after shots of the transformation. It's a total Cinderella story... and she nailed my classroom color scheme too! Absolutely nailed it.
Mrs. Walsky has set up a new blog called Teacher Gone Techie to manage her budding web-design side-business! (As if being a mom, a fabulous teacher, a professor at three colleges, and maintaining a blog isn't time consuming enough! She is seriously inspiring!) Mrs. Walsky is currently offering a special until February 15th. She will create a custom blog design for ONLY $20.00! No, I don't get paid commission for advertising her business, although it doesn't sound like a bad idea! I am simply a very satisfied... very excited teacher! You can find out more information at the Teacher Gone Techie blog! Check it out! I can tell you from experience... you won't regret it!