I’ve never sat down and tried to write a blog post before. I have to admit that I have found it more difficult than I first expected. I am not the type of person who usually runs out of things to say! But putting these thoughts ‘on paper’ as it were, is actually quite hard.
I have found myself asking a lot of questions.
- Why am I writing this blog?
- Who am I writing it for?
- If I write something that my school doesn’t agree with, will I get myself into hot water?
- What if people don’t like what I write?
- Will it adversely impact on my students?
So; I have found myself reading other peoples blogs. They must have reasons for writing them, beyond those of just wanting to get noticed.
What are these good reasons for writing a blog?
I have thought about this a lot. I have read posts from @teachertoolkit, @debrakidd and @ellaswift and various other amazing people that I have started following on twitter. By writing their blogs they have made a difference; to me, to other teachers and hopefully, to governmental policy.
I don’t think for a minute that I am capable of having the same impact or that I have the same skill; or even have such interesting things so say. But I have come to the conclusion that whilst there is a risk that people won’t like what I have to say, there is the vague possibility that they will, and that I will find that I have a voice that can be heard. (That reminds me of the Kings Speech)
I’m hoping that writing this may even make my home life better – by no longer forcing my husband to listen to my inane rantings and to focus on the issues that are really important to me. I am sure that if they concern me enough to write them down, then I can’t be the only person who is worried about them…and you never know…I might even find solutions and ways to make things better.
So..here goes…my very first blog post.