the mathsmith collage

the mathsmith collage

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Why I am Nutter Buttersmith/The MathSmith

So, I joined a blogger initiative started by @samjshah.  One of the many prompts for the first week was to write about why you named your blog what you named it.

My story starts with my husband and his many nicknames (maybe I can get him to blog about that...we'll see...).  One of the more popular (and accepted by Bret) is "Buttersmith".  When I married him, I became "Nutter Buttersmith"...get it?  It's punny.  Bret blogged for a brief time (as you can see if you clicked on his  blog link), so around that time, I decided to create my own.  I didn't know what to do with it since my days of xanga and college rants were over.  Then, when we moved to Greenville, Ohio, I met Shannie.  Shannie likes to take pictures.  She uses her blog as a photoblog to display photos with a theme or to participate in a photo scavenger hunt.  Since I had a blog with barely any posts, I decided to join her on the monthly photo scavenger hunt.

This summer, I spent most of my days looking for a job (got RIF'd due to a drop in enrollment in the middle school), watching stuff on netflix, and going on pinterest to get some new ideas for teaching.  There, I found pins from math teacher blogs, which opened up a whole new world!

Around the time I discovered math teacher blogs and tweeps, @druinok started #made4math.  So, I decided to join the math bloggers.  But what name should I use?  Then, it came to me...The MathSmith!  I was already using Nutter Buttersmith as a photoblog, so I wanted to create a new blog to keep the 2 topics separated.  I wanted to incorporate math in my new blog name...and themathsmith was available on blogger!

So, that, in a nutshell is how I became both Nutter Buttersmith and The MathSmith!

Help, I'm in a nutshell!:

1 comment:

  1. HAHAHAHA!!! This is fantastic! And you mentioned me! YAY for mathsmith!