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Guilty… Sort of

The Blog Herald asks Do You Blog While at Work?

Well, I suppose that depends on what you mean by “blog”.

I’m not trying to be evasive. It’s just that the process known as blogging has many components – research, reading, initial writing, thinking, rewriting, more rewriting, more thinking, still MORE rewriting, and, finally, hitting the Publish button.

Anyone who does this on a regular basis can tell you that it’s pretty much impossible to separate all those parts from your work life. Or any other part of life for that matter.

I’m lucky to have a job here in the overly-large school district where some research and reading on a wide variety of education and technology topics are all part of the routine.

Plus I have a large network of colleagues from whom I get all kinds of ideas and information.

All of it is potential fodder for this little rantfest.

Most of the actual writing and all the publishing occurs outside the work day, either early in the morning or right after I get home.

I do plead guilty, however, to doing a lot of thinking about what I’m going to write during the work day. Especially during some of the pointless meetings I’m required to sit through. :-)

Side note: Read those steps in the blogging process again. Isn’t that what we want our students to be doing as they learn to write?

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  1. Dave

    I keep notes for my own sake on how much time I spend on things like my aggregator, and I categorize it as “Personal Professional Development”. That’s helped me stay focused…yes, it’s fun to read the blogs, but I try to limit it to feeds with information that really makes me better at my job.

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