10 Things you should know about Blogging

1. Blogging is fun…..when you take the plunge.

Bathing Hour

E. Phillips Fox | Australia/France 1865-1915 | Bathing hour (L’Heure de Bain) c.1909 | Oil on canvas | 183.5 x 113.3cm | Purchased 1946 | Collection: Queensland Art Gallery

2.Blogging takes time ……but is well worth the effort.


Artist Salvador Dalí, Year 1931, Type Oil on canvas, Dimensions 24 cm × 33 cm (9.5in x 13in) 

3. Blogging makes great connections…….it even makes friends.

The Mantuan Circle of Friends 1602   Oil on canvas   101 x 77.5 cm (3′ 3.76″ x 30.51″)  Private collection

4.Blogging allows for, and requires, reflection……it’s surprising what you will think and remember.


Auguste Rodin 1903  The Thinker Bronze and Marble – Musée Rodin
5. Blogging spreads the word…..about what’s important to us  e.g. the creating, making and enjoyment of  Visual Arts.


Renoir, Pierre Auguste (1841-1019) – 1867 Frederic Bazille at his Easel (Musee d’ Orsay)

6.Blogging creates understanding…..of others and our place in the World.


Artist: Joy Nakamarra (b. 1959 – )  Title: Honey Ants galjoy0708-1  Medium: Acrylic on LinenImage Size: 45 x 85cm  Framed size: 75 x 115 cm

Blogging showcases achievement…..and promotes excellence.


Lion Mask by Tahlia Grade 6 2009 at Taylors Lakes Primary School

8.Blogging creates a picture of what we’re about…… from the smaller parts to the “bigger picture”.
Grade 6 Mosaic, designed by Erika (pictured) presented at Graduation to Acting Principal Chris Sevior

9.Blogging fosters creativity…….. and  also allows for our individuality.

Junk Sculpture by Mariam of Grade 4, Taylors Lakes Primary School.
10.Blogging is the creation of an Art form…… it allows us to appreciate, celebrate and embrace the learning fostered by the Blog’s  existence.

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Screen Capture of Visual Arts @Taylors Lakes Primary School Blog hosted by Edublogs.In conclusion, I highly recommend Blogging  as a learning experience. It has enhanced my learning and teaching and, in so doing, enhanced my life.
Best Wishes on your own Blogging journey, Yvonne Osborn, Melbourne, Australia  tlpsart@yahoo.com

12 thoughts on “10 Things you should know about Blogging

  1. Well done on a clever and insightful post. I love the mix of art you’ve included and the fantastic opportunity to showcase the quality work going on at Taylors Lakes. Great job!

  2. Yvonne, I LOVE this post!! I am a very visual learner, so pairing your 10 things you should know with images really appeals to me. Sometimes I yearn for the time to be more creative in my work as a science and maths teacher, and blogging helps me do that in a small way. Your school and students are very lucky to have such a creative and inspired art teacher. I also look forward to reading more of your posts in the teacher’s blogging challenge.

  3. Wow, I love this post about 10 things you should know about blogging. Of course, you know as an art teacher how powerful the images would be. I’m not an art teacher, so I tend to forget. I do love how you put artwork by the old masters side-by-side with artwork by the young masters at Taylor Lakes. Beautiful! Your post was very inspiring to bloggers.

  4. Hi Yvonne,

    This is brilliant! Your images are so powerful and perfectly reflect your text. It has taken a lot of thought to put this post together – thanks for inspiring me and helping me to reflect on blogging.

    I’ve been browsing your blog and your students are so lucky to have such a creative and inspiring art teacher.

    Kim 🙂

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  6. Hello Yvonne your blog is really beautiful and visual, I am beginning to use blogs and your blog inspired me some ideas for using images better than words. Congratulations !!! Betty.

  7. Thank You Betty. I really appreciate you taking the time to comment on our Blog. I am a very visual person as you can see. I once thought that everyone thought the same but apparently that isn’t the case. Good luck with your Blog. I am sure you will find that it is a most rewarding experience.

  8. Congratulation on a magnificent piece and superb blogsite. My son and all the kids at TLSP are trully privlidged to have a teacher as passionate as you!

  9. Thank you Maryanne and Congratulations on being one of the first Parents in our TLPS Community to make a Blog comment. It is something which takes time but which is greatly appreciated by the writer of the Blog.You have made my day/week/ Term already. Your son is very fortunate to have such a thoughtful Mum. Thanks SO much.
    Best Regards, Yvonne Osborn.

  10. Ms.Osborn,
    Do you know a very good website which has really good East Asian Masks? If yes please could you tell me because I need to have a very good website for textiles?

  11. This is True!!! I think one of the biggest effects of blogging is on the blogger. We become much more reflective, we see the world through different lenses, we become better human beings and professionals…Thank you!!:D

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