I don’t think it has stopped snowing here for at least a week. When I left the house this morning, I had no idea what awaited me, and by the time I hit the thruway, I realized that any time I had set aside for blogging here would be devoted to expanding my drive time in an effort to ensure that my car didn’t careen off the road. But I made promise in this new year–that I’d be getting back into some kind of blogging groove–and so I don’t plan to start the weekend without posting.

I have had all sorts of ideas for posts rolling around in my head for a while now, and I know I need to finish up a series I started on formative assessment, but all of this has overwhelmed me in this first working week of the new year. Plus, I’ve been spending some time thinking about what my intentions were for blogging to begin with…and what the reality has been over the last eighteen months. I’m not quite sure who creates the “rules” for better blogging, and sometimes, I’ll run into posts in other places where people suggest what everyone should or shouldn’t do as bloggers, but I’ve never really paid much attention to all of that. I blog because writing helps me learn and forces me to be reflective. Sometimes, the stuff I blog about resonates with others in some small way or provokes a bit of good dialogue. I’m still figuring things out as I go along here. I think I always will be.

I like the fact that Theresa Gray is back online again, and her new approach is simple and inspiring. She’s sharing short posts featuring writing strategies and resources in her space, and I know that a lot of the people who read me here will appreciate what she’s up to as well. So, go take a peek and say hello. Great way to wrap up the week!


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