I started this blog on April 24, three months ago.
I began with the following entry:
I decided to start my own blog because I was overusing Twitter and treating it as a miniblog, which it isn’t.
My weekly blog at Bridging Differences is great fun for me, and I love the format of exchanging letters with Deborah Meier. That format creates a certain aura of informality and encourages me to speak freely in a non-academic tone, the way one speaks to a friend. So, I don’t know where this will go, and I don’t know if I will succeed in remembering: 1) how to access my new blog; 2) my user name; 3) my password.
But if I can overcome these hurdles, I look forward to writing blogs on a near-daily basis, unconfined by the 140 character limit of Twitter, thus relieving my Twitter followers of the cascade of tweets that now clutter their Twitter feed from me.
Now it can be told.
I have posted on more than a “near-daily basis.”
I have posted more than 600 pieces, many written by you, the readers.
I have stopped overloading the Twitter feed of my followers on Twitter.
Instead I overload your mailboxes with anywhere from 5-20 posts daily.
Some of my very best posts are written by my readers, for which I thank you.
My readers are teachers, principals, parents, and people who care deeply about education from all over the world.
A friend wrote today and said that he liked the blog. I said that I always react in my head to everything I read. I used to mutter silently to myself. Now I have a blog and I can write a post on the blog instead of muttering.
So, if I am cluttering your mailbox, I apologize for that. You are free not to read the posts.
But I am having too much fun to stop.
And, one thing more, I have no idea how to access the blogsite. I just click on the latest comment to get there. Someday, I’ll have time to learn that little detail.
The good news is that I do remember my password. That’s an accomplishment.
Keep sending me your local news and comments. I learn from you every day.