In response to Dan Meyer's post...
I started blogging five years ago.
The main reason I started was because I was a substitute teacher. That means nothing to plan or create on nights or weekends. Exposure to a variety of teachers, classrooms, and students. And a lot of time to spend on the computer.
I started searching and found this little community of teachers who taught math and liked to talk about. I basically blogged so I could be a cool kid too.
I had no idea what to write about and did a lot of embarrassing, cliche blogger things.
As I started teaching it became more a cry for help when I realized I had NO IDEA what the heck I was doing.
Then it turned it into venting and ranting when I realized just how terrible I was at this thing.
Next it became an outlet for me to share my creations...once I finally felt like I could do some things right.
Currently, I would say it has faded away as one of my priorities and has now become more of a place of reflection and sharing things every once in a while.
When I do read blogs I kind of miss being more involved but then when I'm laying in bed watching netflix, it seems like so much work to even turn the computer on.
So there's that.
A lot of change in the past five years.
What will the next five years of my blog life bring?