200th post? Seriously? But I’m not the writer! 🙂 These milestone posts kind of get me because each one comes and it’s a great reflection on why it is I put myself out there like this.
True, 200 posts for many bloggers isn’t too many, not at all, but as I read back through the titles of some of this writing, it’s fun to see where it’s taken me. I’ve been asked to judge other blog posts, I’ve been asked to write on other people’s blogs, and had the chance to interact with some awesome people who actually read this thing.
The best part of all of it, that I have a voice, all be it a small one, in the grand ocean that is humanity. I get that chance to feel what my students feel when they see their writing posted on our classroom blog. If you don’t blog all ready, do it. That first post, heck, each post is a rush because you are truly speaking to the world. It is humbling and exciting all wrapped together. No, I’ve not stuck my foot into any controversy and no, I’ve not posted anything overly profound, but that’s not what this is for. This is a place to reflect, to maybe ask “what if”, to celebrate, and to mourn.
So, if you’ve made it this far, thank you. I appreciate the fact that people do read this, comment, and are able to take something away from this little hole in the wall blog. If you’ve got questions, ideas, or just want to say hi, by all means, drop me an email, find me on Twitter, or leave a comment. And even better, if you’ve decided to start a blog, please, let me see it.
And finally, simply stay connected with those around you, both face to face and online. We are good by ourselves, but as a group, connected, we can do awesome things.
May 3, 2014 at 4:34 pm
Congrats on you 200th post!
The feeling of looking back to all the words and ideas that have found a space to be shared and framed sounds awesome. 🙂
I’ve just recently started blogging. Well, I created a class blog over the summer for my 6th graders last year, but when I presented it to my headmaster it turned out it was bad timing because the school had recently spent tons of money on buying a kind of moodle from an editorial company. Obviously, that was gonna get all the attention because of the investment.
I was quite disappointed at first, with all the hard work and being quite sure it was gonna work as it was tailor made for my students.
Nevertheless, all the playing around with the widgets and figuring out the ins and outs was a great experience. It was so motivating and exciting, I happily spent long hours working on it.
Now, two years later and with a very different purpose I have started a new blog.
This time it is a bit of a mix of lesson ideas, reflections, a place to get all the valuable online sources organised and hopefully a way to connect with other great teachers around the world.
It’s almost a new born, with just 6 posts on it 😉 but as I am determined to value every single piece of my work I would like to invite you to drop by and take a look.
Once again, congrats on your solid blogging journey.
Thanks for sharing.
May 8, 2014 at 5:04 pm
First, thank you for the wonderful response! I love replies like this because it truly does demonstrate the power that we as educators have with our own voice! 10 years ago, I’d have never given a second thought to a blog, now, I can’t hardly imagine NOT having one! I’ve visited your blog a couple of times now, and I can see the value you are giving to to your work! I’ll be tweeting that out as a great professional blog to visit and I wish you success with it! It’s a wonderful reflection tool, a place to do empty out your mind, and sometimes, just a place to be silly too!
Either way, enjoy and thank you again!
May 9, 2014 at 1:44 am
😉 Thanks for the encouragement
July 9, 2014 at 8:49 am
Congrats on your milestone! Thanks for posting your thoughts and reading mine!