The Desk

The Desk
So many projects . . . so little time!

Friday, May 11, 2007

Week 2, Thing 3

This is a weird posting because to do the posts for Thing 1 and Thing 2 (very Seussical) I already had to establish this blog. It was a pretty easy process and I got it up and going very fast. The template process went very well and I was even able to add one of my favorite photos . . . a picture of my dad reading to my sister and I when we were children.
The next step was naming my blog. I wanted to keep a little privacy so I didn't want anything to personally revealing. Road Reader is a homage to my school library theme, Driven To Read. I have decorated my library with a car theme, complete with a road that runs all the way around the room on the walls. The road has whimsical cars created by my friend and our school artist in residence. My students love the real tires I have up on the book shelves as well.
I also chose it because as a child my family took a lot of road trips. I always had my nose stuck in a book . . . usually a Nancy Drew mystery . . . oblivious to the scenic wonders my parents tried to expose me to.
I register and was away from my blog for a while. I was pleasently surprised to find a comment from the program moderators waiting for my when I returned.
The final step was creating my graphic alter ego. This wasn't as easy a process. Too many choices and none seemed quite right. It was kind of like shopping at a store you don't like. When I finally resigned myself to the fact that I wasn't creating my identical twin it got easier. Putting her on my page was very easy using the directions provied in Thing 3.
So, I have completed the first two weeks and I have a real sense of accomplishment. I'm looking forward to Week 3.

1 comment:

School Library Learning 2.0 Team said...

Hey, Road Reader! What a wonderful post. Your library sounds fantastic, wheels and all.

Love your avatar -- did you know that any time you change your avatar's outfit or add a stack of books or change the background, your blog's avatar also changes -- how cool is that? Your avatar can travel to all sorts of famous places over the summer. :) Enjoy.

PS: Did you know that Nancy Drew is promoting summer reading for teens? The kids program is “Get A Clue,” while the Teens program theme is "YNK – You Never Know @ Your Library." New this year is an adult theme, “Summer Sleuthing at Your Library.” See www.summerreading.cla-net.org/