I often have a hard time coming up with new ideas for blog posts, but I found a thing by Edublogger that had 50 prompts. This is the first one. My hope is not that these will be long-who has time for that? Rather, I hope to be more consistent with original content from my own strange mind. 🙂
I used to have a blog that had a different focus. A big part of it was just a way for me to put into words what was on my mind…not the best. There was not always a clear focus, but it got me to enjoy the writing process. One of the scary things about writing is how someone will take what you are writing.
I like what George Couros says about his blog. He says he writes it not just to help others but for himself to see how his learning is changing and growing. (that is paraphrased). If it helps someone else, great.
I read many different blogs and over time I hope to have some posts that share some of those. Though to be fair, I often have a link post that shares many of the ones I am reading.
If you are new to the blog world and are interested in trying it (or having your students try it), just do it. There are several free sites that can help you get started, like Blogger or WordPress. Then, just try it out. Start writing, even if it is just one thought or one paragraph.
Who knows, you might even like it.