I just found a recent blog post from Dean Shareski called Student and Teaching Blog that Succeeds that comforted me greatly. I have been pretty vocal that blogging isn’t for me. The thought of putting something on the internet for all to see and critique really freaked me out. Plus, with millions of blogs out there, does what I have to say really differ from what others post? I know that blogging isnt about that so I have to keep reminding myself of it.
Anyways, what I found helpful was that blogging was mostly about reading, not writing. I feel that I am constantly trying to think of something to post for my blog but really most of my time should be spent reading and commenting on what others have to say. He also talks about hyperlinking, making it personal and getting graphical.
I think this is a great post for teachers who are about to implement blogs into their classroom. I know that some students have many things to say and wont find blogging a problem, but for the students like me who stress at the thought of writing something, this is for them!!