Like many bloggers I’ve been steadily blogging less frequently. Not by choice or plan, I’m just busier than ever, writing more than ever, just in other venues. Among other things I’ve co-written a book on using blogs in school that is scheduled to come out this summer.
Having said that, I must state that I miss blogging as much as I used to. I’ve heard and read others mention that after blogging for years and then cutting back they feel that void … it becomes part of how you think … how you process your thinking. Just a part, but obviously an important part.
I don’t think the writing I’m doing in multiple different venues provides the feedback and the chance to think out loud that your own blog provides, and I miss that. Time will tell.
Ironically my students are not blogging as much or as effectively either and I feel that much more. That will change soon as some things cycle at my school site, but I do take some responsibility for that, I let others’ priorities supersede what I have found to be the most powerful learning tool I’ve known when used to its full extent. However, the good news is that having been pulled away from blogging in class as much, I have become re-aware just how important blogging and connecting in other ways with a network of learners truly is.
I will endeavor to blog at least a bit more, and hopefully much more from here out.
Learning is messy!