If you would have told me three years ago that I would be a blogger, I would have said you were nuts. I doubt I even really knew what made something a blog. I read some blogs occasionally but none regularly. I had not discovered the subscribe button. Plus, I would have told you, you need to be a writer if you are going to write a blog. I was not a writer. But that all changed after I found Two Writing Teachers.
They amazed me with their knowledge and passion for teaching writing. Plus, they shared that information freely. You could even talk to them via the comment box! To me, that was like talking to a rock star (and they still are rock stars in the world of education).
I had to become a writer to be authentic when I worked with teachers on how to incorporate writing workshop in their classrooms. My first task was to set up the blog. Then I planned to join the challenge, but first I dabbled for a few months. It helped me get my feet wet, but that didn’t prepare me for the pressure of posting every day. I searched my day high and low to find something that I thought was worthy of writing. What I discovered was I didn’t have to look very far, just a little deeper into my life. Of course that year was easier because we went on a river cruise down the Danube for two weeks. If you can’t find something interesting every day, you are not looking very hard. I’m so glad I was able to record small moments of that trip.
Last year I worried if I’d be able to find something every day. That worry evaporated as the month moved on. By the end of the month I still had a couple of ideas that I hadn’t used. On April 1 I wondered where did the month go?
So this is my third year, I look forward to writing, sharing, reading, and commenting all month. I hope you will join in. This becomes addictive. The comments fuel you to write something that is entertaining or thought provoking. The other slices fuel you with ideas that you can try too.
Thank you Stacey and Ruth. You have allowed the writer in me to grow. Elsie will continue to try writing.