Recently a number of people have asked me, "Why do you have a blog?"
I have an answer--that I will share with you below--but it got me thinking about why other people blog.
In my case, my blog is about my thoughts and ideas about my profession of education. Additionally, I blog because I believe that my own professional development comes from reading and listening to other people in the education field (and outside of the education field) who talk about issues that I care about. I blog because I want to contribute to this professional conversation.
In the 21st century, learning comes from a large number of sources. Ordinary people who are passionate about something become experts at that something. People like me hear about these self-made experts and seek them out for their knowledge on the subject. To me, blogging and the associated contacts that I make via blogging help me to gain a much wider perspective on the issues that I care about.
What about you? Why do you blog? Send me an email (email@example.com) or a tweet (@cincottapeter) and tell me why you blog. I may compile your answers and share (in a general way) the responses I receive in an upcoming blog post.. I will not share anyone's email or other contact information.