As I make out a syllabus for another semester, I realize that I have to step up my own blogging game. (Oops. Guess I’ve heard a few too many sports shows over the weekend.)
I require the students to blog. I tell them how good it is for their careers, their futures, how they adapt to new technology. And then I don’t blog.
I have this one. I like to write. So why not? Here are two reasons, ones that I have to get around to be a better media role model.
1. I am not sure anyone wants to read what I have to say. The response: You don’t know until you try. My voice/writing/point of view has value. If people don’t like it, disagree, they can click away.
2. I don’t have time. Not a good one. It doesn’t take that long to conceive, write and rewrite a blog post. It’s not the time so much as the allocation of my own resources. Just like those people who are always late: They could be on time. They just choose not to in most instances. I am trying to get better at that one myself.
Both these reasons seem easy enough to overcome with planning and the decision to take risks.
How do you make yourself blog?