A month ago, I decide to embark on a goal of writing 30 blog posts in 30 days, tagging it #30in30. I didn’t invent the challenge, just saw it on someone’s long ago post somewhere on the net. Blog writing has never come easily so it seemed a reasonable challenge for me both personally and professionally. The experience has taught me many things which I will share here in my final post for the challenge – #30.
- Finding material to write about was often just on the other side of my Twitter stream.
- It also jumped out at me from my Google Reader each morning.
- Planning to have several posts in the wings was a good idea, just in case I ran out of time.
- I picked up on some brand new conversations that are really piquing my interest, conversations on setting goals, Learning Commons, and Skypeing with other schools.
- I have read in more depth and joined a couple of Google+ communities to read even more.
- I have engaged in more online conversations with more people.
- I came out of my shell a bit more and am more relaxed in my sharing piece. I’m not taking myself quite so seriously as a blogger, just going with the flow.
- I found a stronger writer’s voice and became more accepting of the reflection that blogging produces. It’s the process.
- I grew my own reader base.
- I think I became a better teacher of the children in my class.
- I have more enthusiasm in my daily work.
- When I first wake up in the morning, I think, “What will I write about today?” and that’s is a cool feeling. It doesn’t take long to get into the new groove.
- The goals work we embarked on in class is rocking my socks off.
- I may just change my entire curriculum next year to a science base. My work with the Next Generation Science Standards is that powerful!
These reasons are a direct result of taking on this challenge. It was entirely personal, not connected with an organized group, and it has changed me in a good way.
Why not consider taking on a #30in30 hallenge of your own. It is a powerful vehicle for change.
This has been post number 30 in my #30in30 challenge!