Teaching with Tech

Newbie Blogger!

on January 7, 2017

For many years now, I have been following inspirational teacher blogs and thinking about blogging myself. I had a go at Tweeting, however, didn’t know what to write about. I wanted to comment on posts, however, was too frightened to do so – I have never been a good writer. English was my worst subject at school!

This year, I thought I’d take the plunge and sign up for the weekly blogging challenge at #EdublogsClub. I did this last year, however, never wrote a single post. Recently, I have been ensuring I write comments on other blogs, as a good place to begin overcoming my fear of putting myself out there (I’m a huge introvert). It has been a liberating experience, just writing comments on other teacher posts and having them respond positively. I recommend starting that way to anyone who is having trouble taking the first step.

My goals are to follow the weekly prompts and ensure I set aside time to write every week. I also would like to use my blogging to reflect on my teaching practice and share my experiences with others. Of course, I am hoping to improve my writing skills as well – it will be interesting to compare my last post with this one. So here I am, writing my first blog post ever!

6 Responses to “Newbie Blogger!”

  1. Sue Waters says:

    Hi Lee

    Welcome to the Edublogs Club.

    Commenting is often the harder aspect of blogging so well done for ensuring you comment on other people’s blogs.

    I don’t necessarily encourage others to read my own posts because I try to send traffic to other people’s blogs (I know that doesn’t sound really logical but I’ve been fortunate in my blogging journey so I prefer to help others).

    However, I’m making an exception because I think my blogging story might help you. I’ve battled with language all my life and did badly at English in school. You’ll find my blogging story here – http://suewaters.com/2017/01/04/my-blogging-story/ and can compare it with my very first post here – http://suewaters.com/2007/04/15/hello-world/

    I hope it helps!


  2. Melanie Ruiz says:

    Welcome to blogging! I am right there with you, not as a newbie blogger but as one who has signed up for blogging challenges in the past and failed to make a single post. I am glad we have both gotten over that! I look forward to reading mnore of your posts.

  3. Sue says:

    G’day Lee,
    Welcome to the blogosphere and #EdublogsClub. Leaving comments on other blogs is a great way to start connecting and once you get started, it does get easier.

    If you are going to use your blog for more than one type of writing then you will need to use categories eg prompts, teaching practice. This will then make it easier for others to find the posts they want to read.

    Edublogs have a great challenge for personal blogging here and it helps you get your blog set up. http://teacherchallenge.edublogs.org/challenges-2/

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