I honestly struggle with blogging. I want to write more and I want to share more, but it takes effort and time which I do not always have. Most of the time I have some really good ideas in my head for blogging, but by the time I get out of the car and to a computer the idea is gone. Then I stare at the blank computer screen trying really hard to recall what words were running through my head while I was sitting on the interstate.
I know that sitting down and blogging is an important reflective practice and I know that sharing is something educators should do as often as they can, but man, sitting down and writing out my thoughts and experiences can be hard.
Problem 1: I want to keep things in real time but time is not on my side. I have, as most educators do, a busy schedule. Three kids, a full time job, and a number of other side activities keep me working from the time I get up until it is time to sleep. I usually eat one or even two meals either standing up or in front of a computer.
Problem 2: I worry about what I post. I am constantly thinking things like:
So I am finally sitting down to blog after a week and a half of vacation with family and beaches, I figured I would just do what I used to tell my students to do, "If you don't know what to write about, write about the fact that you don't know what to write about."
Now, back to that to do list!