As a part of our session on growing and enhancing learning communities using Web 2.0 tools at NSDC, we are introducing participants to a variety of tools within the context of the dispositions of practice. One tool that we are sharing is blogs.
For me, blogging has been a way to put my thoughts out to the greater world. Sometimes I get feedback in the form of comments, sometimes I don't. (That makes me very sad by the way! Post a comment! Just don't post spam!) Either way - the very act of putting my question out there, of writing about my thought process helps me to clarify my work and the vision I have for that work.
When I began blogging, there was the initial fear of "what if I say the wrong thing" - particularly as I blogged about my work. Then I ran into the problem that my chose blogging platform was often blocked in district (very frustrating!) However, I persevered and my blogging continues.
I find that I blog less often than I used to - perhaps because I tweet more? - but that I am always reflecting on my work which will usually result in a blog post. As a result, blogging is one of the most important tools that I use.
If you are new to blogging, what are your concerns or questions about blogging? What most intriques you about blogging?