My Blogging Journey

Many people have asked me how I got started with blogging. With my recent Edublog Award nominations, it has been an opportune time to reflect.

In 2008, as part of my Teacher Professional Leave project I visited the DEECD Central Office to get some ideas on how technology was being used in schools.

There I met Kerry who introduced me to blogging. She helped me sign up for my first blog, Leopold TPL, and as soon as I got home I started playing….and didn’t stop!

Not long after, I started a class blog and introduced my Grade Three students to blogging. Here is my first attempt at a class blog.

At the start of 2009, I moved to teaching Grade Two and started the 2KM blog.

I also started this blog, Integrating Technology in the Primary Classroom, with the initial goal of sharing ideas and resources. The purpose of this blog is slowly changing from resource sharing to reflection, advice and discussion of issues surrounding technology integration.

Starting this blog involved taking a leap of faith. When I began, I had a handful of readers which has grown exponentially. Many people have mentioned to me that they would like to start a blog but they don’t think anyone would read it. I advise them to take that risk.

I love this quote I read on Twitter today.

The trouble is, if you don’t risk anything, you risk even more. -Erica Jong

For me, blogging has been an ongoing journey. When preparing for my Tech Talk Tuesdays Elluminate Session last month, I was able to reflect further on this journey.

The following demonstrates how far I’ve come with my class blog in the last three years.

blogging journey

It’s important to realise that, like everything, you can’t know everything straight away.

If you’re just starting on your blogging journey, don’t be overwhelmed by what others are doing and all the possibilities that are out there. Start small and take it one step at a time. Persevere!

Even though I have come so far in the last three years, I am still learning every day. And I love it!

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