Why blog in 2015?

I’m starting this blog in 2015 because I think blogs are passé. That right, in a world now inundated by various social networks and apps, I don’t think anyone will read this or much less comment on it, but I sincerely hope I’m wrong.

My focus for this blog is to build a personal learning network around the things I’m passionate about. It’s my goal that this blog to become a hub that will extend out, and I can begin connecting with folks that wanna share ideas and collaborate to learn together. It’s gonna start rough and grow organically, so please bear with me in these early days.

As an ESL instructor at an art school, I expect to post lessons and activities from inside my classroom and use this blog as a personal reflection about what went well and maybe what didn’t go so well with my students. I invite anyone to comment and leave feedback about ways to improve, tweak, or modify these lessons. My job also grants me the opportunity to join art & design classes, so I’m sure I’ll post things I’m learning and hopefully inspire some of my students to begin doing the same.

Because this blog will hopefully serve as a model my students can follow, I intend to make it as transparent as possible by posting how & why I’m doing the things I do. I intend to provide value to others by linking to helpful blogs posts, videos, podcasts,  & how-to’s that helped me create this online presence.

Lastly, I’m starting this blog because I want a place to share music that I discover, re-discover, and truly love. I’ve been an avid listener and concert-goer for as long as I can remember, and I need a place to wax poetic about the tunes that move me. I also want to share some of the DIY projects that I work on out of my house. I love projects, and I want to continue finding better and more efficient ways to do things.

Will this blog work? Will it help me connect with folks & collaborate? I honestly don’t know, but I’m willing to try, so if you see, read, or hear something on this blog that you connect with, please let me know. That’s why I’m here.

Cheers.

 

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