A thoughtful blogger invited 10 of us rookie bloggers to an interview tag - and I was game, so here goes!
How did you get into blogging?
June is a down time for me - my college teaching schedule ends in mid-May and my younger kids are still in school. Since it isn't a down time for most other people, I tried to do some "professional development" by trying out online teaching tools, taking an online class, and joining a facebook group of online instructors from all over the country.
Advice gleaned from the facebook group was to "increase and manage" my online presence - so when googled, students would see more than Rate My Professor rankings. Thus, the birth of the blog...
Now I see the blog as an extension of my teaching career where I have focused on teaching science to non-science majors for over 20 years. The blog highlights things in my everyday life and throws a little science in there. I know my mom is learning something new!
What advice would you give to a blogger just starting out?
How has your blog changed since you first started writing it?
This blog is still pretty new, so hasn't changed much! I'm having an easier time with the formatting - hope you enjoy the pretty pictures - and am trying to add more links...
What would be your dream campaign?
What advice would you give to PR's wanting to approach you for a campaign?
Do you have a plan for your blog?
I'd like to continue posting something sciencey at least once a week....
What do you think about rankings?
They haven't found me yet, so I'll keep chugging along!!
(Thanks again, Mom, Husband and Mom-in-Law for boosting my ranking to > 0!!)
That's it for the official interview!
Phew! Did I pass??
I have to add a little bit of science, of course...
I've been growing milkweed in the backyard for 3 years now in hopes of helping to save the monarch butterflies, but few monarchs have made their way to my garden. This summer I saw 2 monarchs on 2 different occasions visit the butterfly bush which is next to the milkweed. Yesterday when I went to check on the garden I saw some striped, fuzzy caterpillars on the milkweed plant! They weren't monarch caterpillars, but milkweed tussock moths. Milkweed tussock moths are neither rare nor invasive, and their bright colors warn predators they are NOT a tasty treat. At least someone likes the milkweed!
Now I'm supposed to tag other bloggers so they can post an interview...
Sharing a little bit of science in our everyday world .
Email to Class
Class Pics on Twitter
Science of Hockey
Road Salt and Ice
Blog Story - Science!
Snow - Climate Change
Flood in Ellicott City
Reindeer, Moose, Musk-ox
Oil, Gold, Power
Why I Blog
View Meteor Shower
Iron Age to Van Gogh - Native/Invasive species
Forest to Spa
Delaware to Germany/Grow Hedges
Space-A Vacation/How Planes Fly
Snake in my Yard
Assasin Bugs/Japanese Beetles
Venus Fly Trap
Blogs I Follow:
DNA Science Blog
Endless Forms Most Beautiful
Mom's Big Year