I'm blogging because... posted January 28 2011, 7:29 AM by anna koval
I'm blogging because Stephen Krashen told me to. I met Dr. Krashen for coffee after work yesterday, and after talking about the Beatles, Bill Gates, and the epic battle we are in to save the soul of public education in America, he told me to write more -- privately and publicly and not just in professional journals.
I'm also blogging because when I stopped tweeting for a while professionally and personally, honestly, I felt sort of lonely. Don't get me wrong, I didn't have oodles of online friends and followers, and very few of those I had ever @replied to me, but still, just being able to tell someone, anyone what was on my mind was helpful.
Lastly, I'm blogging because, well, why not? My friend Sarah Ludwig's "Write about it in your diary" post pretty much captures concerns I share with her about blogging. Why me? Why now? Why online where the whole world can read it? And why even bother when countless others will say it first and say it better? Why? Well, why not?! I'm not trying to expand my brand, I'm trying to differentiate my discourse. Not everything I want to write belongs on BigHouseLibrary.com.
I'm not sure yet what I'll be blogging about. Maybe I'll blog about how school libraries are disappearing although we know that school libraries help all students succeed. Maybe I'll blog about the "state of emergency" in California's schools. Or maybe I'll blog to hone my own vision of education reform.
I'm blogging, and I'm capitalizing, but I make no commitments about emoticons. :)
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