I started blogging in 2012 when I opened my online teacher store called Comprehension Connection. At first, I knew nothing about platforms, blogging best practices, and even what to write about. I just knew that things were super busy, and I knew I could use my blog as a way to share what worked well for me in the classroom and with my students. I hadn’t made any money on Teachers Pay Teachers yet, so investing a lot of money into a website just didn’t seem to be a wise business decision. Boy, did I have that wrong! I have since learned the value of a great website. It’s always the number one traffic source to my Teachers Pay Teachers store, and it is one of the few things I can control in my business unlike social media.
Since 2012, I have been through quite a few website designs on Blogger and on Word Press. I have managed 5-6 websites including some I’ve designed (Virginia is for Teachers, VSLA-Piedmont (reading council site), Comprehension Connection, and this site). Additionally, I’ve helped numerous friends with their website needs including redesigns, widget additions, customizations, store additions, and graphic design. I just really love it. I love the creation process, and I especially love making customers happy with the final result. For me, everything related to the website is a learning process. I’m constantly learning and try to help clients in that process too.