I've been blogging on and off since the beginning of 2011. Blogging is a practice that I've always found to be a useful tool in reflection and in planning learning activities for students and PD for educators. Throughout the past 6 years I've gone through periods of writing often and long writing droughts. Earlier this year, though, I recommitted myself to blogging regularly reconnecting with some of the educators I met years ago when I began this journey. Needless to say, I was thrilled when I saw that ISTE's Edtech Coaches PLN was beginning a blogging accountability program called Blogging Buddies.
Blogging Buddies is an awesome group that encourages connections between educators and gives bloggers a purpose and accountability for keeping up to date with blogging. Not only will I be accountable to myself and 4 other educators for posting regularly, but also I will have the opportunity to connect with these educators from all around the globe through sharing comments on each others' posts.
I'm both excited and nervous for this new adventure in blogging. I'm excited about the connections I'm going to make and the educators whose experiences I will share and learn about. However, I'm nervous, too. I'm nervous about the content of my blog. Is it relevant? Does it have a purpose? Does it belong in this space? I'm hoping to find out answers to those questions as I go through this monthly journey of sharing, reflecting, and learning with my new blogging buddies.
I encourage you to join me in getting to know the educators in my Blogging Buddies group. Follow them on Twitter, add their blogs to your Feedly, and learn along with me! While you're at it, consider joining Blogging Buddies. You can get started on the Blogging Buddies website.
Michele Bond Blog: www.mrsbond.info
Peggy Christensen Blog: www.hotlunchtray.com
Erin Gerdes Blog: www.gabbingwithgerdes.blogspot.com
Tara Waudby Blog: www.coetail.com/tarawaudby