blogging, reflection, Student-centered

A Student Reflects on Blogging and Time

As you know my students are avid bloggers and this year is no different.  Their thoughts about the world, their lives, and what we do are reaching students and adults around the world.  Although they have a blogging challenge every week, many times my students choose to blog on their own whatever their thoughts may be.  I was thrilled to see this reflective post from Rose, as she battles with a question that many of us battle with.

Rose writes:

It’s not what it sounds like.I’m writing on my IPAD again, and I was just thinking, blogging is hard. I know I sound crazy, but it kind of is, you would think that you just hop on the computer and write about exciting events. maybe that happens to other people, but I think it can be difficult to balance it all. To blog, you need something exciting that is worth writing about, but you can’t write about things if you are out doing those exciting things.

I run on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 2-ish hours, and I dance every other Wednesday  I could sit here typing all about how we learned a mini dance to Applause. I could say how I ran over two miles on both Tuesday, and Thursday. Bu when I get home, I’m tired from doing those things. Or I just don’t have time. Don’t get me wrong, I love blogging, even on my old IPAD. I wouldn’t stop. But it is hard, sometimes.

Mostly the time part, I barely have the time or energy to blog sometimes, never the less comment!! All the people commenting on my, and my friends blogs, my figurative hat is off to you. How do you do it? I believe I will go comment on some blogs now, because I have the time and energy.

If you’ve the time, then please comment and honestly, tell me how you do it, how you manage to read blogs, comment on blogs, and presumingly, blog. I really would like to know.

So how do we do it?  Where do we find the time and why is it important?  You can comment here or directly on Rose’s blog.



4 thoughts on “A Student Reflects on Blogging and Time”

  1. Rose, you raise a great question about finding time. Being middle aged, I don’t need as much sleep as when I was younger and my life is not so busy either. Microblogging like twitter or shorter blogs are my suggestion for young people. In addition, your entries don’t have to be long, just thoughtful. When it is important, you find the time. Enjoy the hustle and bustle of youth and blog when you can:)

  2. Rose- Thank you for your honesty! I feel the same way some times. But, I’m required to do it. When I feel you don’t have time or energy, i will just write about what my class did that day and are going to be doing in the future. If you are able to make yourself write but aren’t “into it”, just talk about your day or what you are looking forward to. Keep it short and sweet.

    Good luck!

  3. Great question. Sometimes it’s just a matter of typing a few words…a trickle…and then words, sentences, ideas begin to flow. And it doesn’t even have to be something earth-shattering. It can be as simple as a “thank you” list blog. That can be very uplifting and perhaps inspire you to write about another topic. All the best to you!

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