With "Connected Educator Month" coming up, it is timely for me to increase my blog output. The month-long event is a prompt to remind me how much I learn from blogging and to get onto it. It is such a useful learning strategy to reflect on what I have learned, and where I am going and sometimes just cogitate.
I sometimes feel that blogging is my outlet for venting frustrations as well but then I remember I should be politically circumspect. In my work, it pays not to get too "out there" with your political stance - it could get you into trouble as Mr Whale Oil (Cameron Slater) has found out. I suppose he has made his money in the meantime though.
Blogging is also a way for me to connect with other educators. Isolation has been one of the barriers I have suffered from (and also enjoyed) in the past. Not just geographically. My social self is underdeveloped. I am always the person who stands on the outside of the crowd, the last to be chosen for sports sides, the most likely to not have a date for the ball. (Despite all that I have a happy marriage (the second of two, in fact), lifelong friends and a great career.)
Blogging gives me an added dimension. I have a voice. It is not restricted by social mores. So, over the next month, I am going to put myself out there more often, more regularly and more directly. My goal is to blog once a day over connected educator month, at the end of the day. With something to say, or not. Getting on this bus and going for a ride.
Let'e see what comes out of it.