I know the dialogue in your head, you amazing educator you!! You read blogs and you're inspired and you juggle ever so lightly the thought of YOU. BLOGGING. It appeals to you.
But then you hear that that voice inside your head. You know the one,
Dr. Everything'll be alright. Instead of asking him.... Wrong one. Try this one....
"I don't have anything to share with the world."
"I don't have the time."
"I'd have no clue how to get started."
"It looks difficult."
"I don't have the tech know-how."
I thought the same thing. I let it hold me back for over a year. The good news is I JUMPED! It was scary and exhilarating at the same time. 100% glad I did it. I've been blogging now for over 2 years. I started on Blogger and now I'm on Wordpress. I didn't blog most of 2nd semester this year for a variety of reasons. Currently, I have about 7 blogposts cued up to finish and post and I'm excited to blog again. It doesn't matter. It's my blog. I can blog as much or as little as I want to.
The ONE BIG THING I KNOW is THIS: When I blog and I hit "Publish" I feel GOOD and I DO good. I send out the activities in my classroom or ideas in my head...to everyone. In the past I'd keep those activities and thoughts INSIDE MY CLASSROOM and MY MIND. Now, they can inspire and help and possibly even amuse 5, 50, or 500 educators in the world. Blogposts can connect you to new friends. They can lead to NEW PROGRAMS at your school or district, and new things you'd never imagined. I'm serious now!!
"Might as well JUMP!"
It's summer...well, for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere. :) If not, it's winter; another good time to jump...into the snowdrift.
The Jump into blogging is the scary part, but when you end up in the COOL, REFRESHING water with all your (MOedchat and other) friends, it's worth it. You'll wonder afterwards why you waited so long. You may find yourself, like I did, digging BEING a WRITER!!
We'll talk tonight (June 5, 2014) on #moedchat about blogging and how to get started!
Our MOedchat blog will be a gathering place....WAIT FOR IT....a POOL, for us all to MEET and PLAY in. It will be a place we can COLLIDE on a regular basis and toss around
beach balls and ideas. ("Colliding"--> Nod to my friends from CityCampKC!)
Happy Blogging to all educators! The water feels soooo good once you SPLASH!
I'll SEE YOU IN THE POOL!!
The song was already going through your mind.... :)