As we approach the middle of the month, I’ve begun to assess my blog and the Blogathon that kicked it off. I have to admit the Blogathon idea is and was a great way to jump start my blog. I can’t believe that I’ve hit 1000+ page views. In the beginning I would have been happy with 8, yes 8. I wasn’t writing for anyone else except me, and I have enjoyed my opportunity to write.
I am not sure of my blog “voice”, but I have grown. I feel that I am beginning to understand my own thoughts and rationale better than ever before. I am a better administrator today than yesterday due to blogging. However, I won’t do a blogathon ever again.
Why?... Time and thoroughness!
Life isn’t always willing to allow you time to write, sometimes emergencies arise, conversations need to be held, and work needs to be completed. My biggest complaint about the Blogathon is that it takes away from my ability to be detailed and express deep convictions.
I have several blog topics that I have begun and stopped due to my desire to expand my thoughts and reasoning. I don’t want to write a term paper, but I want my posts to have some meat to them. To rationally explain why I believe something and how I can see these thoughts improving the educational system to which I proudly belong.
Now don’t get me wrong, I am really proud of some of my posts. The ode to my Dad on Veterans Day made my brother cry, and I know that I touched him in his heart. My Twitterpated post is another favorite. I think I showed the excitement and possibilities that can be found in the Twitterverse.
My greatest success though, was walking through the teachers lounge and having two teachers stop me and discuss a blog post I had written the night before. Great reminder that you never know who is reading your blog, be smart!
I'll finish this month, but never again!