Hello, WordPress!

A hand writing "Hello, WordPress!"Finally…. Teach Kids Art on WordPress is up and running!  Making the move from Blogger to WordPress has been quite a stretch for me, but I’ve learned a lot in the process, and I hope it will make my lessons and ideas more searchable and more sharable!  So, explore my new site, check out the drop-down menus and organization I added, and let me know what you think. Thanks for your patience as I tweak and adjust…. I’m still learning!

If you’ve been thinking about starting a self-hosted blog on WordPress.org (or moving your current Blogger blog to WordPress), you might want to check out this helpful post, How To Launch a Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 20 Minutes or Less by Michael Hyatt, another blogger I follow.  While his content has nothing to do with art, or kids, he offers helpful information about blogging and social media, along with some great posts on leadership and life! (It took me ridiculously longer than the 20 minutes he suggests in this headline, but if you’re starting fresh (without tons of content to move and organize) maybe you could do that by following his great instructions!)

If you’re a WordPress user already, do you have a favorite widget or plugin?


4 Responses to Hello, WordPress!

  1. JoAnn Billups August 27, 2012 at 10:14 pm #

    Oh Mrs. Trowbridge – you know I think you are the BEST Art Teacher in the world! Your WordPress blog is great! Look forward to all your future posts!!!!
    Mrs. Billups

    • Cheryl Trowbridge August 27, 2012 at 10:30 pm #

      Haha! Thanks, JoAnn! This was my very first comment on my new website!! Thanks for always being so encouraging!!

  2. CountryFun ChildCare August 29, 2012 at 7:05 am #

    I also think WordPress offers more than blogger. Will enjoy seeing how you continue to change the site as you explore it even more.

  3. rina September 12, 2012 at 11:05 am #

    Hi Cheryl

    I use wordpress.org for my blog. I like the editorial calendar plug in. It lets you write your posts in advance and plan on a normal calendar grid. Askimet is the most important – a must for blocking spam. Watermark reloaded will let you batch watermark your images. I would love to continue this conversation with fellow wordpress.org art room bloggers! Good luck – you are going to love this platform.

    Rina at http://www.k6art.com

    p.s this would be a good discussion on LinkedIn.