Friday, 18 April 2014

Reflecting... on Blogg100

I sit here, reflecting on the Blogg100 challenge that I started on the 1st March... I am just about half way through... and while I do seem to have rather an incredible amount to say and write I am beginning to find the whole process of having to somewhat non-conducive to being creative...

Maybe the challenge would have been better for me if it was 100 posts in a hundred days... and not one every day for a hundred days... after all some days I just have so much to write and other days I want to spend elsewhere and not be on the computer but to be with family and experiencing real life...

Part of my wants to stick to it... I mean it is a challenge after all... it is not supposed to be easy...

BUT, this is not a question of it being easy... finding words is not that difficult for me... as most people who know me will probably smile at and nod their heads!! AND there is just so much interesting things happening at work and in ECE that there is certainly no lack of things to write about... it is a question of how this fits into life and how it improves it...

At the moment it is not improving my blogging... and I feel it has not improved my connection with other Swedish bloggers... after all I am a Swedish blogger that writes in English... how do I fit in?

Which in a way is who I am... and English person living and working in Sweden. After so many years I feel neither English or Swedish but have a strong connection to both cultural identies... which sometimes feels I am an outsider, but mostly feels quite empowering as I see things from two perspectives all the time... it gives a kind of objectivity that I might never have had...

But back to Blogg100 and what to do with that?

As yet I am not sure... but for a week or so there has been creeping in thoughts about its purpose and questioning the point... enough to make me think I need to really take the time to think it through and make a decision... I was rather hoping that this was going to be a post where things became more clear... but I still haven't reached any clarity as to what to do... but I am leaning more and more towards not continuing with the blogg100 to just blogg for joy, to blog for my own reflective journey, to blog to share with others and not to blog because I have to for the sake of a challenge...

So I will sit with this for a day... and tomorrow I will make my decision...


4 comments:

  1. I have really been enjoying your posts since I found your blog a month or so ago. However, every morning when I read them I wonder to myself how you find time to write such interesting and creative blogs everyday. Your passion as an educator shines right through, and your work is inspiring, so the phrase that jumped right out at me in this post was "blog for joy". Good luck with your decision.

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    1. I agree... it has to be for joy... and I think I will stick with it... and for those days that there is absolutely no joy... well then to allow myself a day off and not feel too bad about it... as I am sure another day there will be two posts within me...

      thank you for your kind feedback...

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  2. It certainly is an exercise in honesty, but one that would endear you to your subscribers.

    The challenge is that it may end up blurring the boundaries between professional and private life.... but then again that's what a Blog is I guess.

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    1. I agree the more daily it has become the more the blurr between private and professional... but at the same time my whole blog is an personal account of my professional journey... so maybe there needs to be a big blur, for there to be the geunine understanding of my own learning journey in ECE?

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