Welcome new bloggers!

Thanks to Melissa Venable, you may have found your way here, so Welcome!

Blogging, as I’m sure Melissa has told you, is a highly personal experience and it’s one that takes a lot of dedication and habit to really make worthwhile.  By that I mean worthwhile in the sense of making it a learning tool for you, as opposed to collecting a huge list of followers.  In many respects, this medium is no different than keeping a paper-based journal because you’re writing down the thoughts that come to you through the day, week, minute, whatever works for you.  However, the difference here is the ability to connect, link, and share content.

What is required of you as the blogger is to take a look back through your archive every so often.  See what you were thinking about a month ago, a year ago, whatever.  See if your views or perspectives have changed…then write about it!

Done correctly, it can be a rewarding experience, and there’s no shortage of expertise & resources out there for how to make a blog a truly effective tool for your own learning.

Let me know what you think about  your new blogging experience!


About Mark L. Sheppard

learning geek, lifelong learner, terminally curious, recovering blogger and Ed Tech explorer.

Posted on February 13, 2012, in blog, commentary, ideas, opinion, reflection, thoughts. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Hi Mark: Thanks so much for posting this welcome message for the new bloggers I spoke to at WordCamp Miami this past weekend. It not only provides solid advice, but also serves as a great example of the support available from the blogging community at large. Thanks for your help! – Melissa

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