3 Ways to Find Posts on My Blog

If you're like me, summertime is a wonderful, relaxing few months to reenergize and recharge from a long school year. I love reading blogs for ideas and moseying through Pinterest, but it's with a much more laid-back vibe than during the school year. Then, I'm usually looking the day before (and even the day of) for something to help with a lesson, unit, behavior, etc. Either way, it can sometimes be challenging (especially on a blog) to find a post or idea that you're looking for. And while I may have more time on my hands now, I still don't want to click through my blog, one page at a time, to look for a topic or idea.

If you can relate, today I wanted to let you know about some quick and easy ways to find things on my blog using Labels, the Search Bar, and Tabs.

Labels

You will find these on most any blog you read. Mine are found near the bottom of the sidebar on the right. I try my hardest to attach these labels to posts to help group them together and make it easy for readers to find the information they are looking for. Usually, my posts have several labels attached to them. You'll notice the number of posts with that label in parenthesis next to the topic. The size of the font is relative to how many posts there are: the more posts with that label, the larger the font.

The Search Bar

Located about halfway down the page in the right-hand sidebar is the "Search This Blog" feature. Believe it or not, I use this all of the time myself, especially when I am linking to a post of mine in the past. You can enter key words or phrases and the applicable posts will appear. I like this much better than labels since I can get to what I need quickly. When I click on a Label, all of the posts will appear and I will need to scroll through each of  them. When I search using the Search Bar, it appears like a Google search with the title and a snippet of the post listed, so I can see many results at once and know which post I need.

Tabs

This is what I am most proud of and what I am continually updating as I write new posts and add new resources to my TpT Store. Located on the top of my blog are Tabs. When you click one of these, it will take you to a page filled with thumbnails of popular posts and products. This is almost like a Pinterest view of my page: loads of familiar images that will take you straight to where you want to go. I update these frequently, and they are worth checking out if you like an idea or wonder how I teach something. Oftentimes, blog posts are hard to read if there are several posts in a series. With these thumbnails, you'll be able to see each image in a series and click to whichever one you're interested in. The nice part is that the thumbnail will dim when you've clicked on it, so you can track what you have and haven't read yet in an easy way.

Whether you're visiting for the first time or have followed me for years, welcome and thank you so much for all of your support. I hope you are enjoying your lazy summer days and can peruse ideas for your upcoming school year in an easier and more organized way, thanks to these tips :)


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