Why should I blog? I feel like I’m addressing a void. And what does “blog” mean anyway?
As a late-bloomer in the world of technology and social media, I have some anxiety about sharing myself with the world. It’s not surprising that I have these reservations; I didn’t even have access to the internet at home until I was 16, and by then my friends were all dealing with more Myspace drama than I ever wanted to encounter. I am a private person by nature, and I only share with people I trust, so I shy away from commenting on Facebook posts, posting pictures on Instagram, and Tweeting. Also, I’m scared of these things called “trolls“…
Maybe I should blog even if no one reads my tangential thoughts because it forces me to reflect on what I think I know and what I do not know. I should probably blog because it gives me time to work through my discomforts with technology. I should definitely blog to learn from other educators. I know that I should blog and share my voice on social media to connect with like-minded people, learn, and promote social justice.
So I suppose that I will give it a go. Trolls or no! Let the adventures begin.
(By the way, The word blog is a conflation of two words: Web and log.)