Thursday, March 30, 2017

The Imperfect Blogger


     This blog is all about the imperfect teacher, mom, wife, daughter, sister, runner, writer, dieter, comedian, blogger,  person that I am. It's about how I strive to change that imperfection and what I hope to achieve.

The Imperfect Blogger:

     Writing a blog is not as easy as it looks-  I thought I would sit down and the prophetic waterfall of beautifully stranded words would flow onto my keyboard that would inspire you  Instead I was blank other than a list of  lot of questions that came through my mind. Can I curse in a blog? How can I not curse in a blog?  Should I share things about my children?  Do I have enough to say? Who cares what I think? How much should I admit about my imperfections.  I'm fairly sure everyone knows that I'm not perfect, but there may be a few stragglers whom I've fooled these past 45 years.   I don't want  to let anyone down including those reading this.

     So this leads me to writing this post. I am not a technology person.  The morning this began I barely knew what a blog was.  I was involved in a follow up from a learning walk with my teaching colleagues. Of course we strayed from our original topic to discuss all that I don't know about technology.  During this tangent I tweeted, hash-tagged, listened to a TED talk, and set up this blog. A good friend used her gentle, kindergarten teaching voice to guide me through the process.  Through her, my understanding became that blogging is a journey.  You travel through your life experiences and pack up the ones you want shared for others to unpack.  There was much laughter in the room that day.  That is what happens when teachers are away from students and become overwhelmed with ideas and coffee.  My question as to whether the gentleman giving the TED talk was in fact Ted, and if he 's not Ted then who the hell is Ted was apparently amusing enough to have a general roar ensue among our small crowd.  There are parts of me that feel pride at my lack of technological prowess. I am still the person that goes into the bookstore to flip through actual paper pages before making my purchase.  I'm the teacher that would use the chart paper at times before the Smartboard, but I'm gaining a new respect for all that the latter has to offer.  So, if when I am imperfectly blogging and you wished I would have posted a picture or added a link- be patient with me and at the very least  I will try. Like everything else in my life I am learning and I am a work in progress- therefore, I am the imperfect blogger.


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