Tried it Tuesday {Bloglovin' & Instagram}

This week i tried a couple of techy blogging tools that have been all over posts for the past few weeks.  Yes, I am a little bit behind but at least I got around to them!

First, Bloglovin'!  I love this app.  I definitely see a use for it in my daily routine because I like to always have things to do.  Basically, in my opinion anyway, it's like a little Facebook stream of daily blog posts.  It gives you the blog name, a picture, and a snip of the post.  If you are interested, you can click to read the entire post.  It will then fade it out so you know which ones you have read and which are left.  Also, each night it has been sending me a daily summary of blog posts.  It's good for waiting in line, etc. when you just have your phone and need something to occupy your time.  It also helps give you an overview of the posts for the day so you don't miss anything.  Also great, I was able to import all of the blogs I follow online!

This is a sample of what the stream of posts look like.

I think the numbers are the posts I didn't open to read on my phone.  I have lots of catching up to do apparently!

Next, Instagram.  This one I am having a hard time catching onto.  Probably because I am not a big Facebook user and have never used Twitter, so all of this hashtag stuff is completely new to me.  I'm not much of a photographer either. But, I thought I would try it anyway!

I set up my account so you can follow me (however that works) at literacyspark.

I also took a few pictures and labeled one #teachertalktuesday.  (Today was "O" day, so we worked outdoors.)  I did see thousands of other pictures labeled with the same hashtag, I think!  

Annnnnnnd...that's as far as I have gotten with Instagram!  

Apples and ABC's as well as What the Teacher Wants have some great tips and tutorials that I will be checking out.

One more thing to share for Tried it Tuesday:

Ben and Jerry's Pina Colada - Limited Edition!


  1. I will be looking for you on Instagram!

    My mouth is watering looking at that Ben & Jerry's. It was about 80 degrees today and we have no air in our schools. Ugh...

    Thanks for the tip about Blog Lovn - I've been curious about that.

    Learning in the Little Apple

  2. I like BlogLovin' the app on my phone too because I can get on their anytime, anywhere. My only problem is I read and then forget to go back and comment. I still haven't figured out how to manage THAT!

    I don't do Twitter and hashtags freak me out too!

    Have a great week!
    Collaboration Cuties

  3. Started following you on Instagram last night- Bloglovin' and Instagram are my two new favorite apps to use on my phone! :)

    Learning to the Core

  4. I started using blog lovin too but mostly rely on the google reader still. I have to check out the Instagram craze this summer. All these new things have my head spinning! I can't keep up:)
    Fourth Grade Flipper


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