Tuesday, January 3, 2012
I really shouldn't be, but I still read every single Montessori blog I have ever found. AND I read each one from the beginning. When I started blogging in early 2007 there were approximately 30 Montessori blogs. I currently have more than 450 Montessori blogs in my reader. You won't find that many in my sidebar because I only list blogs that are mostly about Montessori. If you have questions about that, you can read a little more about the Ultimate Montessori Blog List here. Fortunately for me, I read the first 30 from the beginning early on and I accumulated the rest along the way as they were created. It is rare for me to find someone who has blogging about Montessori for years but has slipped under my radar. I get freakishly excited when I do, so if you know of someone who isn't on my list, let me know!
Why am I telling you this? I have been "starring" items in my Google Reader from this massive list of Montessori blogs for around two (?) years now. To my dismay I don't know how many items have accumulated in there during this time and haven't had the patience to find the bottom. As you can imagine, it hasn't been a very useful way to access ideas. It was a useful way to not lose track of them forever.
Enter Pinterest. I spent this weekend pinning, and pinning, and pinning... While I have been pinning on Pinterest for personal use for a long time, I finally was successful in setting up an account for the blog. I still have a ton of work to do, but I put almost 100 great ideas up on my account for the whole world to see. I crashed my browser doing it (note to self: empty browser history occasionally). Not only am I going to be able to find things much more easily, but you can all benefit from from the highlights of two years of 450+ Montessori blogs.
Follow me on Pinterest and enjoy:
You can click on the red button to follow me and I have also added a Pinterest tab in my upper-right-hand sidebar.
I still have hundreds of items to pin, but there is a good start! Additionally, I have been culling my favorites of all favorites and posting them on my Facebook page. If you are not already following me on Facebook, you can find my Facebook tab also in my upper-right-hand sidebar.
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