Sunday, April 29, 2012

The angst of a blogger

I feel like it's been a very long time since I've posted, and for those reading this, I apologize. I've been struggling with exactly what I should post.  To my shock and awe, I now have 57 followers and am closing in on the 16,000 views mark.  While many avid bloggers out there probably scoff at my numbers, I am overwhelmingly humbled.  I started this blog purely as a place to reflect upon the process of having flipped classroom.  The fact that people are actually reading this, and even (dare I say it) inspired by what I write, has left me with a sense of responsibility I wasn't expecting.  Therein lies the reason for my absence.  I've been feeling that I need to write something motivational and inspiring at every turn. 

I was recently talking with some of the teachers I work with, and one of them said, "I don't think that's why people are reading your blog.  It's not all about the sunshine and roses, you keep it real and let them know the good, the bad and the ugly."  Ugh, head slap, she was spot on!  When I looked back through many comments I've received and e-mails I've gotten, a common trend is that they appreciate my honesty and candor. 

Therefore, I've gotten my resolve back, and look forward to updating on a consistent basis again.  I do, very much, appreciate the feedback I've received from you readers!


  1. I have felt that same way, and have come to the same realizations that it is just my honest thoughts that are appreciated (and needed) the most. Keep up the great work, I really enjoy reading what is going on your classroom!!!

  2. When I realized people were actually reading my blog, it floored me as well. In many ways it has been great because it has encouraged me to reflect more and share more. I love feedback, and we all know education is about having a good PLN and running with it. Keep up the work!

  3. Don't worry about who's reading... write it for yourself. Reflection is a powerful tool.