Day 1: Why Blog? #EdBlogADay

Day 1: Why is blogging important to teaching and learning?  #EdBlogADay

I started seriously blogging Fall of 2013.  I made the decision to chronicle my journey through bariatric surgery.  It was a life changing experience- both my surgery and the documentation of the last 18 months.  I quickly learned that the feelings I was having, the thinking I was doing and the highs and lows I experienced were not unique to people who had weight loss surgery.  I also learned that truly authentic reflection is the best way for me to develop and grow.  

With any sort of reflection, there are ups and downs, periods to self-doubt and celebration, things to reconsider depending on the day.  Ultimately, for me blogging is important to teaching and learning because it challenges me to seek clarity about my own work, my own learning.  Often when teachers come together, it leaves teachers dwelling in the negative but I have found the solitary and contemplative nature of blogging results in the opposite.  Evolution and growth.


  1. It's great that you've been blogging for so long--I have trouble sticking to blogging because introspection usually leads to guilt for me. Keep up the good work!

    1. I hear that! Always moments of self doubt, but being transparent, even in those moments is what can make blogging so authentic.

  2. I agree about the act of writing building a positive stance, a reflection into what could be based on what was. The quote is perfect as well.


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