I have been gone from blogging for far too long. Unmotivated, busy, stressed, distracted, knitting, good books, and a host of other things are to be blamed. In fact, I think I only posted twice last year. My Tweeting dropped off, my attendance in Twitter Chats is non-existent, and I haven’t done a thing with my SymbalooEDU account.
Typically I make a hefty amount of NY resolutions. All of them, save one, (OK, all of them) fall by the wayside. This year I’ve made no such promises to myself. The only statement about 2017 I’ve made is to simply “Try Harder.” Whatever that may mean. This blog post is my second attempt at Trying Harder at something. The first attempt has to do with boring work stuff, and you don’t need to hear about that.
I have a blogroll of other sites I’d like to visit, blogs I’d like to read, ideas I’d like to try…but who has the time? When I do have the time, it gets spent on reading, knitting, bingeing, etc. You know, me-time. I never even think about other blogs, which is sad because there are great ones to be sure.
I guess one of my goals for completing this challenge is not only to rejuvenate my own blog, but to really invest in reading others’. We all have a story, and we all have something someone else needs. Your crappy day may boost someone else; your students’ projects may inspire a new way to think; your Michaels/JoAnn/Hobby Lobby on-line coupons may save an otherwise doomed lesson.
So now I’m off to update my About Me info and scroll through the themes. If I’m going to do this, I at least need to Try Harder to make this blog look good. Happy blogging, friends!!