Celebrating 100 posts today! I have to admit, I’m proud of myself. It has taken a lot of time, energy and motivation to post a blog every day this semester. Balancing a blog with preparing class material, evaluating assignments and “life,” has been challenging at times. Sometimes the blinking cursor taunts me, daring me to craft a phrase, line or paragraph. And many people, including my friends and family have asked, “Why are you doing this? What is the point?” My response is usually, “Because I want to see what it’s like. I am curious about what happens. I want to write it down.” The follow up question is usually, “Is anyone going to read it?” And I pause and eventually respond, “I’m not sure, but I hope so.”
This Teaching Writing Online blog has become a creative outlet, a venting space, a professional and personal exploration. It has not only strengthened my reading and writing muscles, but opened a space to write freely about the daily happenings of being a college composition professor. At this point I am a genuine member of the blogosphere, a special community of writers who invent and launch in a virtual platform.
I am grateful for the “likes” I receive and especially comments posted so far. The opportunity to share my story is well worth the effort. 100 days and counting. Onward!