Today is the day! My mountain is waiting, so here goes the climb to the top! Today is the day I start blogging thanks to my Twitter PLN (professional learning network). Last night, I participated in a Twitter chat hosted by moderators Connie Hamilton and Bethany Hill. (Follow them on Twitter or their blogs…You will Learn ALOT!)
You can even view the entire Twitter chat just by clicking here. Now, you may ask why I would put all this in my first blog! Well, I want to record where it all started for me. This has been my foundation for starting a blog. The insights of many other bloggers have helped me know where to start, what to blog about, what a blog should look like, and making plans to blog.
So, where do I even begin…I begin with following 10 habits of bloggers that win! (See visual below). It is extremely important to me that I give credit where credit is due. I want to make sure to cite and hyperlink everything that I “borrow” from others in my PLN. Social media is an important part of getting my voice heard by others, so I want to share on Facebook, Twitter, Voxer, and other media outlets. I will continue to use my PLN to grow in my blogging and use them as my accountability partners for pushing me forward in my own learning.
A big part of blogging is getting those thoughts on paper! My mind races so much all day long while I am working that I sometimes forget what I am thinking about! Does that make sense?? I have purchased these writing journals for me to begin writing down my thoughts. Started last night after the Twitter chat. This journal will help me tell my story and share it with my PLN through my blog. It will become my connection to the world outside of Sheridan!
The best part of being part of the world outside of Sheridan is being able to share with the people who also have ambitious plans, meaningful purposes, and big goals. My PLN will continue to grow and with that I will continue to learn! There are so many people who out there who have the same passion as I do about our KIDS. I look forward to making this journey with each and everyone of them.
Now on to more blogging…