Yes, I’m Still Here

Like many bloggers I’ve been steadily blogging less frequently. Not by choice or plan, I’m just busier than ever, writing more than ever,  just in other venues. Among other things I’ve co-written a book on using blogs in school that is scheduled to come out this summer.

Having said that, I must state that I miss blogging as much as I used to. I’ve heard and read others mention that after blogging for years and then cutting back they feel that void … it becomes part of how you think … how you process your thinking. Just a part, but obviously an important part.

I don’t think the writing I’m doing in multiple different venues provides the feedback and the chance to think out loud that your own blog provides, and I miss that. Time will tell.

Ironically my students are not blogging as much or as effectively either and I feel that much more. That will change soon as some things cycle at my school site, but I do take some responsibility for that, I let others’ priorities supersede what I have found to be the most powerful learning tool I’ve known when used to its full extent. However, the good news is that having been pulled away from blogging in class as much, I have become re-aware just how important blogging and connecting in other ways with a network of learners truly is.

I will endeavor to blog at least a bit more, and hopefully much more from here out.

Learning is messy!

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4 thoughts on “Yes, I’m Still Here

  1. I can relate very well to what you write here, Brian. There just aren’t enough hours in the day, and that situation is compounded by the growth of opportunity in our connected world. I’ll continue to look forward to your posts, be they regular or occasional. Like you, I’m making an effort to do more blogging.

  2. Brian, I’m glad that you’ve been able to put your blogging slowdown into words so well. My own blogging is much less frequent and less focussed than it was a few years back, but unfortunately, I can’t say that I’ve been writing elsewhere. I have always enjoyed that you freely share the inside workings of your classroom – you and Mark Ahlness are two of the longest blogging teachers I read who still have the genuine inside classroom view. So many others (and this is not a criticism) have moved onto other ventures and are pushing the envelope elsewhere. It is somewhat reassuring to know that I’m not the only one constantly mentally resolving to get back into more blogging.