Saturday, August 29, 2009

Blogging for Better Schools

August 15th marked our blogaversary, which by the way is a real word, at least according to Urban Dictionary. Hard to believe an experiment turned out to be such an exciting project.

I started playing around with the idea of blogging after hearing several national speakers at a conference. I kept blogging because I realized it is a great tool for communicating, sharing, and organizing ideas. The blog is work…. words do not always come quickly. However, I find the work is worth it.

Blogging helps me to clearly articulate ideas. I have to really think about what point I am trying to convey while being clear and succinct.  I  use the blog to capture what occurs in meetings. Better than minutes, I can show quotes, graphics, pictures and/or videos. The posts are tagged so I can quickly reference them if needed. I find I can frequently send a link in response to questions or topics that come in meetings, which is a huge time-saver.

I absolutely could not have been convinced until I tried it myself.

“Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.”           author unknown

What are you willing to try?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, Kelly, you've set the standard and served as an example for me. I've started Blogging! But on a rival site! :--)

kemeigh said...

I wonder who "anonymous" is and what the site is??

In addition, I think blogging is an excellent way to communicate and articulate our thoughts. I have started a marriage mentoring blog. I find that the act of "blogging" helps me formulate my thoughts. I love reading the blogs of others... a new literary device!

lsmith said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary! It has been neat to see the achievements of our IU and our school districts documented in this way. Also a great tool to connect to others and get feedback!

Lori said...

Kelly,
As you know, I am inspired by your work and by YOU! One of my IAOs for this year will be to create a blog for our IU service area. Thanks for the inspiration and wonderful example.