Tips and hints for new bloggers

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A lot of people say to me they would like to blog but don’t know where to start and how to go about it. As I said before I have been blogging for a long time and find it invaluable in so many ways. So I thought I would list some of the ways blogging works for me.

Make a list of the kinds of things you can blog about. These might include: summaries of key points from a paper you have read or a conference presentation you have attended, buy notes from a project meeting, key themes emerging from an interview you are transcribing, thoughts triggered from a conversation with someone, new conceptual ideas you are working on, reflections on someone else’s blog post, reflections on a conference you have attended, a description of some teaching materials you are developing or reflections on how a teaching session went, a review of a new tool or site that you have across about or simply reflecting on your own practice and professional development. There are probably lots of other examples but hopefully that is a good start! If you are thinking of starting a blog, my advice? Go for it! And good luck!

One Response to “Tips and hints for new bloggers”

  1. Jen Says:

    Thanks you for offering concrete examples of how to get started as a blogger. What a wonderful way for teachers to begin to connect with one another and the larger educational community.

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