Why Not Blog?

*blog #2 of the February 14 Challenge

Blogging is not on the top of my priority list. In fact if you look through my previous blog posts, I’m not even sure if I can call myself a blogger, because it’s certainly not a part of my regular practice (but it should be….see my prevues post for why).

So what are reasons that I don’t make the time to blog?
1. I don’t feel like others will be interested in what I have to say.
2. When i read the blogs of others in my PLN (aka my twitter colleagues) I feel like they are miles ahead of me in the topics they are blogging about.
3. Often the issues I’m reflecting on as an administrator could not be posted in a blog due to their confidential nature.
4. I have two children-one that’s just 8 months old and leaves me sleep deprived and if I have to choose between the two, I will chose sleep over blogging!
5. I could easy come up with 10 things on my to-do list that I should do first.
6. What if one of my teachers, parents, or school board members reads this? What will they think?
7. I don’t think I’m a great writer.

Despite all of these reasons that I don’t make blogging a part of my practice, I want to make it a priority. As I said in my previous post, blogging gives me a tool to reflect on my practice and open myself up for input from others. Yes, it is putting myself “out there” but then I am also modeling learning and reflection for anyone who reads it, be it one of my teachers, a parent or a school board member.

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  1. Principal Briedwell

    I feel the same way! I just recently started blogging and faced all the same issues as you, but I’ve really enjoyed reading what you have to say! Thanks for sharing all your great ideas!

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