Because it's time. That's the real reason. "Start a blog" has been on my to-do list for too long--it's that simple.
The truth is, blogging has been a source of internal conflict for me for some time now.
Do I or don't I?
What do I have to say that is worth the space?
Will anyone read what I write?But ultimately, all of my processing leads to this humble realization: as my professional needs have evolved, I find myself needing a forum for sifting through the thoughts that cycle in my head. I'm passionate and reflective by nature, and writing should be a vehicle for mining gems from the ideas that are often trapped in my head. It isn't about anyone else right now; writing/blogging is for me. My motivation may be selfish, but if I can use my blog as a place to explore, develop, and share ideas, then I can push myself to grow. And maybe, just maybe, others will glean something once in a while, too.
The #Nerdlution movement is perfectly timed. I need to become more disciplined as a writer. I will gladly toss chores and work aside to pick up a book and read, however I've become something of a reluctant writer (putting me in touch with my students' worries around writing). I'm nervous...I need courage to be vulnerable with my writing. Joining the #Nerdlution community and making a public declaration to take more risks with my writing could be the difference between "I should..." and "I will."
So on that note, I'm joining in, and I make my #Nerdlution:
I will write daily and post to my shiny, new blog
at least twice a week for the next 50 days.Here goes nothing.
Want more information on the origin and intent of #Nerdlution? Try
Colby's blog: http://sharpread.wordpress.com/2013/12/01/nerdlution-round-1/
Franki's blog: http://readingyear.blogspot.com/2013/11/nerdlution-when-mr-sharp-creates.html
Chris's blog: http://christopherlehman.wordpress.com/2013/12/01/nerdlution-and-so-can-you-faq/