Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Blog Redesign + New Name!

Good evening everyone! I've been super busy since I returned home from Houston after attending Debbie Diller's conference, and part of what I've been up to is a little makeover for my blog! Although I liked what I had come up with a few months ago, it still wasn't as "me" as I thought it might could be, so I did a little tweaking to my banner, color scheme, and background. I also decided to change my blog name! I am hoping this does not cause a lot of problems for any followers or subscribers; I'm assuming that if you were already following me via Blogger, an RSS feed, or Google Reader that nothing will change, but I wanted to alert those of you who might just bookmark my blog that the domain name is now http://yaythirdgrade.blogspot.com. Part of the reason I changed my blog name is because I'm in the process of redesigning and updating my Etsy site, which is called Yay Paper. I'm hoping by correlating my teaching/blogging endeavors to my Etsy shop it'll push me to create more and put my products out there.

In other news, I am over the moon because I noticed I now have 100 followers! I started this blog a little under a year ago, and it was mostly so I'd have a site to link back to as I blog stalked - never did I imagine I'd become so addicted to being a part of this wonderful teaching community! I am so glad you've found me, and I hope that by following me you've found something useable for yourself and your classroom. I will be hosting a giveaway soon to celebrate this milestone, but I want to take some time to think long and hard about what it will be. As a way to say thank you to you all right now, I've reduced the price of my fonts on my TpT site (which is also now called Yay Third Grade). I love the feedback I've gotten from y'all on what I've created, but since no one has purchased a font yet, I think that may mean the price is too high. I know there are a billion free fonts out there, so I get that paying for a font seems unnecessary, but perhaps someone out there will want to spend $2 so that I can at least say I've made my first sale on TpT! That'd be two milestones in one week!

Thanks for stopping by to check out the change! Tomorrow is my school's final day of the 7 Habits/Leader in Me training, and next week I will share some of the great things I learned and experienced with y'all. I also got lots of great ideas from the Debbie Diller conference, and after I create the things I'll need to implement those ideas, I'll be sure to share those, too! Have a great rest of the week, y'all!


7 comments:

  1. I like your new look, especially your header! Really cute!
    Tracey
    Third Grade All Stars

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  2. I am currently reading "Leader in Me". My school is doing a book study on it. I am excited to hear what you have learned this week because even though my school isn't technically a leader in me school, I would LOVE to use some of the ideas in my classroom!

    Love your new name AND design! SUPER cute.
    Ms. Smith
    Adventures of Ms. Smith

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  3. I bought one of your fonts yesterday!!! Love it!! I've already used it in re-making my parent contact log! I will have to go back and look at the rest of them! And I love your new design!
    Thanks!!!!

    www.mrsriddlereads.blogspot.com

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  4. Congrats on 100! And I love the makeover!!

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  5. I love your blog design, but I hadn't found you early enough to see the old one! I've nominated your blog for an award if you don't have it already. Stop by mine to pick it up! :)

    Rebecca
    Classroom Compulsion

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7 comments:

  1. I like your new look, especially your header! Really cute!
    Tracey
    Third Grade All Stars

    ReplyDelete
  2. I am currently reading "Leader in Me". My school is doing a book study on it. I am excited to hear what you have learned this week because even though my school isn't technically a leader in me school, I would LOVE to use some of the ideas in my classroom!

    Love your new name AND design! SUPER cute.
    Ms. Smith
    Adventures of Ms. Smith

    ReplyDelete
  3. I bought one of your fonts yesterday!!! Love it!! I've already used it in re-making my parent contact log! I will have to go back and look at the rest of them! And I love your new design!
    Thanks!!!!

    www.mrsriddlereads.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  4. Congrats on 100! And I love the makeover!!

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  5. I love your blog design, but I hadn't found you early enough to see the old one! I've nominated your blog for an award if you don't have it already. Stop by mine to pick it up! :)

    Rebecca
    Classroom Compulsion

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