why do you blog? April 9, 2008Posted by Rob LeFebvre in blogging.
Why do YOU blog? Comment here, at this post:
Where you blog and how long you have been blogging for?
I’ve been personally blogging since 2003, I think, on blogspot.com. I’ve moved personal blogging to a self-hosted WordPress site since then. I also have a new quasi-professional blog about educational technology. http://edtechak.wordpress.com . I also microblog at twitter and tumblr.
Why you blog? How does it benefit you or your work?
I blog to create and participate in a community of users. Whether it’s a personal interest, blogging allows me to see a wide range of thoughts, ideas, and concepts that I probably would miss on my own. I blog to share the knowledge that I have that others might not, because above all, blogging is a participatory sport.
How blogging has helped your students and how long have you been blogging with students (if applicable)
I moved out of the classroom to become an inclusion facilitator in the late ’90s, and currently consult as a special ed teacher, so don’t teach in a classroom.
Why you feel blogging is important
It’s important to be part of a community. That’s what being human is about.
What are the 3 most important tips you would share with a new blogger?
- Don’t sweat the small stuff – It will never be perfect. Use that to your advantage.
- Write – Consistently put “stuff” on the page, even if it’s a link or web summary. Make sure to take time for it on a regular schedule.
- Network – read, join, and comment on other blogs. Make sure to use trackbacks on your own blog.
What are YOUR thoughts? Comment here, and on the blog linked.