… but that’s OK, because I always will.
Those of you who occasionally read my musings and thoughts would know, hopefully, that I do enjoy coming to this space to write. I do believe though that I am a shocking writer! I type way too fast meaning countless errors to go back and repair, a bit like when I speak to colleagues and I try and get out what I want to in half the time… and really, I am in NO rush… I am constantly rereading what I have typed simply to make sure that I am making some form of sense and not sounding as though I am attempting to invent a new language. And finally, thinking that I need to have something worth saying that is going to change the world and in particular the entire education system. Let’s be honest – that’s not going to happen.
When I think about WHY I started blogging it was certainly not for the likes, kudos and comments. It was for one simple reason and that being – to share my experiences in teaching, learning and leading. Pretty simple hey. I feel as though however I have gone away from that. The blog posts of late have also been VERY long and if you are like me, I like to read posts that are short, sharp and to the point. One reason why every day I read Seth Godin’s Blog.
What has inspired this short post was another great mind that I admire in Doug Belshaw. A recent post of his titled ‘Just Write‘. It resonated as Doug talks about exactly as I have felt with this blog in recent times and in moving on from those feelings, and to quote directly from Doug’s post;
“So just write. Say what’s on your mind and tell the world about it. Not because it’s going to get retweeted, boosted, or liked. But just as an expression of who you are, where you stand, and what you think.”
I love that, and so, that’s what I will do. 😉