I can’t imagine being an educator without blogging. It’s taken my ability to reflect, collaborate, and lead to another level. If you’re someone who struggles with the process, or is thinking of starting a professional reflective blog, here’s something I do that may or may not help you.
I try my best to go from birth of idea to published in as little time as possible. My ideal is 12 hours max. The longer the timespan is from spark to online, the more likely it is I will:
- lose the reflective moment;
- forget why the idea/message was important to me;
- focus more on reader perception than personal reflection;
- over-think it;
- become paralyzed by analysis.