My blogging journey has been a slow journey and I have been trying to figure out why. I have twelve drafts in the works but I have yet to hit the publish button. One of my professors told me last night that I am a perfectionist and perhaps this is why I act the way I do. Part of me thinks that I have written my thoughts down and that is good enough. I know what I have learned but it still needs to be shared. Putting my thoughts and opinions online isn’t an overly pleasant experience for me. I don’t look forward to blogging. I know it is a great tool to use but I’m still not sold. However, I do think blogging is a fabulous tool for my own students. They get a wider audience and it gives them a purpose for writing. I just don’t think self-reflecting type blogging is a practice that I will keep up after this class. Reflections about learning are personal and I don’t want anybody and everybody to be a part of that. I prefer a small community like Google + and Twitter where you can share shorter messages.
Do you enjoy blogging?
Which community do you prefer Google +, Twitter, or a blogging community?
I have heard that blogs should be 400 words or less. Do you agree/disagree with this statement?
Now off to tweak and publish more blog entries. Isn’t there a saying that the best learning occurs when you are uncomfortable?