did your grandmother produce a script for television show?
sounds silly, doesn’t it? but there’s this notion going around today that all learning professionals should be blogging. as well as all their learners. wouldn’t the world be a better place if everyone was blogging? or podcasting? or mashing up all kinds of content to make online cookbooks that google maps where the ingredients were harvested and packaged, photos of the dishes from flickr and/or photobucket, in a wiki environment that tracks the variations on the recipes and lets all visitors vote on the variations of course with an rss/atom feed to your mobile phone.
that all learning professionals should be blogging is about as likely that your ancestors all wrote a novel when the printing press was created or wrote a tv script when the telly was introduced.
now i’ll be the first to go on for as long as you will let me about what a great experience blogging as been for me, but i know it’s not for everyone. some headaches of blogging that almost stop me from continuing this silliness:
- remembering to post something (you’d think i’d have something else to be doing)
- finding a topic that means something at least to me (and what about my readers? hi mom!)
- or a topic that hasn’t already been blogged to death by the great blogosphere (how often have you heard of someone doing a google blog search and they come up with zero matches!?!?)
- being able to articulate it in a fashion that isn’t embarrassing to me (like writing without capital letters isn’t weird enough!)
- find the time to write (it’s a beautiful evening outside while I’m writing this – what am i doing sitting at the computer - again!)
what is it about us humans that when we latch on to a new innovation we have to get everyone else to use it too. it happens over and over again. i remember some english as a second language instructors saying that with the advent of the internet