Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Do You Practice What You Preach?

Someone said to me today "You need a blog." Although it had crossed my mind occasionally, it was nothing I gave serious thought to. Why? For several reasons: 1.) Who in the world would actually be interested in what I have to say and actually gain something from it?; 2.) Why put myself out there so that others can pass judgement and/or contradict my views?; and most importantly, 3.) What about my writing ability? I have never had a lot of faith in my writing abilities...never felt that I inherited my father's creative writing gene. Writing, to me is so intimate. Even if it's not about your deepest emotions, it's still a little part of your soul, spilled out on paper (or shall I say spilled out on the web).

I have always kept my writing to myself. I recall having to safeguard my childhood diary from my older brother, who would always try to sneak a peak every chance he got. While I find value and appreciation in writing and recognize that it is vital for my growth - I still remain skeptical of my talent as a writer.

That being said, the reality is that I haven't embraced blogging all together with open arms - yet I have chosen a career path in which I will teach and encourage other to blog. How can I preach what I don't practice?

Come out of my shell? I thought I already had...but maybe I'm just now beginning to...

So, I would like to thank the person who said to me today, "You need a blog." You have inspired me !


Diane Quirk said...

And whoever told you that is correct and you're right... You need to blog to understand what blogging is about. So, what are you doing in this position in which you will teach and encourage others to blog? What are you thinking about as you prepare to encourage others to use technology in support of learning? Who inspires you? What challenges are you trying to overcome? Welcome to the blogosphere!

timholt said...

Welcome to the edublog space.
Good luck and if you need any help, please do not hesitate to ask.

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