I just startled my husband by shouting aloud as I discovered my blog had been nominated for Best New Blog in the Edublogs awards! I remember looking at all the inspirational blogs in last year’s awards (just as I started on twitter!) and being inspired to start my own – the inspiration helped me realize it would help solve two problems I was finding:
- I kept running out of space to express myself in the 140 characters allowed by Twitter
- I needed a way to remember what I was doing!
Blogging has proved to be a tremendously powerful reflective tool, as well as a record of what has been going on in my class and cpd. It’s been a useful way for me to record my notes.
What has surprised me is how many others are interested in reading it too – but if my mistakes and/or successes help someone else in their own practice so they don’t have to reinvent the same wheels, then I am more than happy to share what I have been doing and what I have been learning.