Goal: Support a New Blogger

Part of the Goals 2010 Challenge Series, Goal 4

One of my goals this year is to continue to support my Personal Learning Network (PLN), especially the new members! One way is to support new bloggers. Let’s face it, we love when we read thoughtful responses to our posts even when people choose to disagree with us. Comments motivate most bloggers to continue blogging. Without my readers I do not know if I would have surpassed the six month mark. I am still aiming for this blog to reach a year young!


Therefore, I started a hashtag for new education bloggers. If you are a new blogger (less than a year-old) or know of a new blog, please leave a link and possibly a Twitter handle with the hashtag #NewEdBlog. Jerry Blumengarten, @Cybraryman1, has worked diligently to help me collect the new blogs on his website. Starred blogs are new blogs. If you are not on Twitter, then just leave the link to the new blog in the comments below and I’ll let Jerry know to add it to his collection!

Leave a Comment on a New Blog

For today’s challenge, I encourage you to  leave a comment on a new blog!  You can be updated with new blogs added to the hashtag, #NewEdBlog, by subscribing to the list I update on Google Reader, New Education Blogs. This is the recent list with links:

If you are a new blogger, then please feel free to leave a link to your blog in the comments section so that we can visit and leave a comment!

This is one step to accomplishing my long-term goal of commenting on more blogs and supporting new bloggers. In case you didn’t know, several of the links I tweet everyday are blogs in my Google reader. I have added these blogs to my growing list!

If you are new to the 30 day Goal challenge then you may want to read this post with more details!


Leave a comment for a new blogger! Take this a step further and tweet the blog post or subscribe to it!

You may want to subscribe for FREE to receive regular updates!

This is goal 4 of this series! If you’d like to join the challenge, please read this post!

Don’t forget to leave a comment that you accomplished this goal using the hashtag #30Goals!

What new blog are you excited about and why?

Shelly Terrell

Shelly Sanchez Terrell (@ShellTerrell) is an award winning digital innovator, an international speaker/consultant, and the author of Hacking Digital Learning with EdTech Missions, The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers, and Learning to Go. She has trained teachers and taught English language learners in over 20 countries as an invited guest expert by organizations, like the US Embassy, UNESCO Bangkok, Cultura Inglesa of Brazil, the British Council in Tel Aviv, IATEFL Slovenia, HUPE Croatia, ISTEK Turkey, and Venezuela TESOL. She has been recognized by several organizations and publications as a leader in the movement of teacher driven professional development as the founder and organizer of various online conferences, Twitter chats, and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Two of the projects she co-organized were shortlisted for ELTons, #ELTChat and the Virtual Round Table Language and Technology online conference. She was named Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women, awarded a Bammy Award as a founder of #Edchat, and named as one of the 10 Most Influential People in EdTech by Tech & Learning. Her greatest joy is being the mother of baby Savannah and Rosco the pug. Shelly has an Honors BA in English with a Minor in Communication and a specialization in Electronic Media from UTSA, a Masters in Curriculum Instruction ESL from the University of Phoenix, and a CELTA from CELT Athens. She regularly shares her tips for effective technology integration via Twitter (@ShellTerrell), Facebook.com/ShellyTerrell, and on her blog, TeacherRebootCamp.com, which has won several awards and recognitions as one of the top ESL, Edtech and Elearning blogs. Find over 400 of her slide presentations at https://www.slideshare.net/ShellTerrell/presentations


  1. Thanks for the link and comment Shell, I’ve been meaning to actually get past a couple of posts on my blog for a while now.. I think I’ve got a useful subject now…

  2. Hi Shelly!

    Thanks for the opportunity. I’m starting a blog and as soon as I have it ready, I’ll let you know.

  3. I just started a math blog (www.croitz.blogspot.com) in the last couple of months. I follow your blog and love it. You always have great ideas. I just recently began another blog on 21st century technology for non-techy people (www.roitz.blogspot.com). I feel like blogging is opening up a whole other world for me!

  4. Thanks for showcasing my blog…so exciting! 🙂
    I visited all of the blogs listed in your post and found several new ones that I will continue to follow. Thanks so much for allowing me to be a part of your PLN – I’ve learned so much from you already.

  5. […] Blogs- Leave a well-thought out comment in a blog you never visited before and subscribe to the blog to continue the conversation. Recently, I have met some wonderful new bloggers by doing this and they have inspired me to keep up with this series and complete these goals. When someone leaves a comment on your blog, comment back and visit their blog. Jerry Blumengarten, @Cybraryman1, regularly updates his educational blogs website with new links. You can also check this list of new bloggers! […]

  6. I started a blog last month called Comfortable Tech for Educators. You guessed it, I really want to help teachers get comfortable with social media and Web 2.0. I’ve had some great mentors along the way and I’m still learning. This is my way of paying it forward.

  7. Hi Shelly,

    I actually started reading your 30 Goals e-book this week and found the ideas really motivating – once the flotsam and jetsam have settled I’ll try and give some of them a go!

    I started blogging in January here:
    http://mikeharrison.edublogs.org – lesson plans, ideas, and comment on teaching ESOL in the UK.

    Many thinks for this!


  8. I am a new blogger… I have been creating a site for my elementary school. I have been working on the blog for 10 dayy. Looking for feedback. Would love your thoughts.

  9. http://edudemic.com/ This is another blog you could add to cybraryman’s website. It has been cited multiple times on Twitter, but I didn’t see it on the “list.” Working on #30goals…thanks for the challenge!

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