Weekly Summer Link-Up: Why I Blog

I am linking up with Monica at I Heart Grade 3 for the second week of her Weekly Summer Link-Up. These are great because it gets us blogging, they are quick and easy to do, and it is fun reading about everyone's posts each week. She had an AMAZING turnout last week and I cannot wait to see who links up this week. 

This week the topic is "Why I Started Blogging." Like my Teachers Pay Teachers Store, I started my blog about four or five years ago and did not do anything with it until about four months ago. When I originally started it, I wanted to share ideas and tips on my classroom, however, now I am no longer in the classroom. I envision my blog being a way for me to share fun ideas that I did when I taught, things I do at home with my kiddos, and random tidbits about life and things I am passionate about. 

One thing that I absolutely love about blogging is connecting with other teachers, bloggers, and TpTers. There are so many amazingly talented women and men out there and it is just an honor to be working and learning right beside them. Linky parties and blog hops are awesome and a great way to get to know people too. I definitely recommend getting involved in a few. I have met some great blogger friends by doing that. It is very comforting to know that even though we are all competitors, we can work together and provide one another with support, advice, and encouragement. 

Since I have not been doing this for very long, I feel that everything is fairly new to me and I struggle with figuring out how to be a wife and work at home mom, juggle updating my store, creating  products, social media, and blogging. I have lots of ideas, but just struggle with finding the time. Like I mentioned last week, I plan to move to Word Press at some point in the near(ish) future and when I do that I will have a game plan for exactly what my blog will contain and look like. 

That is it for this week! I look forward to linking back up next week for "An Accomplishment I'm Proud Of."  Please don't forget that this Wednesday I am hosting "Winner Wednesday" on my blog. Click {here} to see my post from last month for more information. I hope everyone has a fantastic week.


  1. It is great to read about someone else that has just recently started this journey! I know that I too have struggled with finding the time to juggle everything since starting this journey with blogging and TpT! I can't wait to go through and read more of your blog posts!

  2. Love reading your reasons for starting blogging!! It can be so hard to juggle every day life at the same time as everything else in this Blog/TpT/Social World but when it works it can be so rewarding!! Good luck with the move to wordpress, i've heard a few people say it's better just a hard switch to get moving - hope it goes well for you!

  3. Hi Jennifer!

    Thanks for the kind comments and linking up again. I love having you as a collaborator! It's thanks to bloggers like you that I am actually blogging this summer. You are all the motivation I need to get those posts done!

    Oh my! The struggle of managing a blog, TpT, and family is REAL! But it looks like you are managing just fine! This blog is fantastic and I can't wait to read what you come up with next!



  4. Loved reading your reasons, congrats on getting things up and running again! It can be so overwhelming to try managing everything at once! I have found that the more I use calendars and organizers to plan out my weeks and months, the easier it gets! Good luck, you're doing a great job keeping up with everything!

    Warmest Wishes,

  5. I also love being able to form connections with other teachers online! Thanks for sharing your story, Jennifer!

    Teaching In A Nutshell

  6. Your blog is great! It is good to get back into the blogging groove again--I am doing the same. :) I posted why I started blogging here: http://twinkleteaches.blogspot.com/2015/06/weekly-summer-link-up-why-i-started.html

    Tina :)

  7. Jennifer, I love your blog! It is so cute!! And your blog name--love it as well :) I totally envy you and being a stay-at-home-mom! I have 4 kiddos and it's a dream of mine to be able to stay home with them! I look forward to checking out your Winner Wednesday on your blog.

    Take care and have a fantastic summer!
    Momma with a Teaching Mission