I have a confession to make – I have been really struggling with blogging over the past 6 months or so. It really is very difficult to produce a weekly blog, it takes time and head space .. and as I become increasingly busy with WeNurses and WeCommunities i found that blogging is a challenge that i am not stepping up to ! #sigh
As always at this time of year I tend to become a little be reflective and then a little bit determined – fueled by advent breakfast chocolate this morning I have been reflecting on my lack of blogging and have become determined to do something about it.
I was further inspired by a tweet sent by Kerry Pace (@diverselearners) saying be brave, try something new today:
Here’s the rub – the way I was blogging is no longer working for me (note the distinct lack of blogs!) So here’s the solution – try something new! For the next 24 days, from now until Christmas Eve I am going to take a less considered approach to blogging. My blogs sometimes take me hours, even days to write and this is just not viable – also I would argue that its probably not true to bloggings origins; blog is short for web log which originally were discrete entries (“posts”) typically displayed in reverse chronological order. (Its true, I read it on Wikipedia) Blogs aren’t academic pieces of work, something I seem to have forgotten along the way, they are thoughts, feelings and musings.
Over the next 25 (oops 24 now!) blog entries I am going to blog from the heart, I’m not going to overthink it, I’m going to just write my thoughts and press publish. I don’t know about you but I am often inspired by the tweets I read (this morning it was quite clearly Kerrys Tweet!) so my daily blog posts will be based on a tweet shared that day that has resonated with me. I will try and keep my posts short (OK too late for this one I know !!!) but most importantly I will write a post every day.
It all seems a bit topsy turvy – the fact that I cant manage a weekly blog so am going to try a daily blog! However I think its about a different approach and its about inspiration … this is me being brave and trying something new ….. wish me luck