My Writing Background
I have decided to revamp my blog and learn more about the process of blogging by participating in Blogging 101 through the Daily Post. My name is Teresa Coppens and I am the writer behind the blog Science Alcove. I decided to blog publicly for a couple of reasons. I love to write and wanted my own forum to write about my passion – science – in a less formal way. I have written on HubPages for a couple of years now. The articles I have published there tend to be quite long, heavily researched pieces. I was fortunate to be invited to be part of the beta HubPages Apprenticeship Program which taught writers SEO basics and honed internet writing skills. It was an arduous program, requiring a real committment and articles requiring heavy research. I managed to graduate and learned a lot from the experience. I have made some small financial gain from HubPages. But as my income relies on a percentage of impressions of my articles, the payout is minimal. However, the community there is extraordinary and as such I have not given up on writing for this site. I am hoping I can link my blog and HubPages and gain readers for both sites.
My Aspirations for Science Alcove
As I mentioned above, I love science. I taught high school science for a several years in Toronto, Ontario. As a supply teacher now, I often come across new and interesting activities for kids. I love trying them out at home, most often with my own boys, modifying them, testing their workability and publishing my results. I have created a number of science-related lesson plans and activities on HubPages and hope to do the same on my blog. I also love to write about science currently trending in the news and providing common sense “tips” while also explaining the science behind them.
I have made some connections through facebook, twitter and Google+. I would love to learn how to use these platforms more effectively to drive traffic to my site. As with many of us here, I am hoping my blog, Science Alcove, will eventually become an income generating site.