My primary reason for blogging is self-reflection and exploration. As I have explained in the past, writing helps me to understand and solidify my own thoughts. This blog helped me, to list just a few, to determine which social networks my students will use next year, how I will implement standards based grading, and more. This is the practical aspect of blogging for me.
The why of blogging for me is similar to the idea of the essential question. The essential question for me would be, “How can we change education to make it a better experience for our children?” Often, this includes technology, so I write about technology quite a bit. It also includes things like welcoming students, grading, assessment, etc… I write to explore how to improve education, whether or not it includes technology.
Lastly, I crave the authentic feedback and community that comes from meeting with other educators with a common purpose. According to @kjarrett’s latest post, I may even be addicted to it, but that’s ok.
It is rather fitting that this reflective entry is my hundredth post. So, why do you blog? I rarely have the nerve to suggest topics to other bloggers, but I would love it if you would write a post explaining why you blog. Add a link in the comments and/or post it to Twitter with the hashtag #whyblog.