24/7 The Unexpected Benefits of Blogging
March 25, 2017
I write to figure out what I’m thinking. Joan Didion
I’ve almost done it. I have successful completed 25 blogs. (I have one on reserve #planner)
Here are a few of the things I wasn’t expecting to learn.
I wasn’t expecting to improve my writing skills. Writing is so much more than writing.
I wasn’t expecting a healthy emotional outlet, but thinking through things as I write in my writing journal helps me work through them. Reflection is good, really good.
I wasn’t expecting to build a habit, but I have, writing after work, keeping a writer’s notebook, posting and reading blogs in the morning and evening.
I wasn’t expecting to make a difference to others. My thoughts resonate with others.
I wasn’t expecting to gain confidence.
I wasn’t expecting for anyone to read my blog, but some did. What a responsive PLN.
I wasn’t expecting to stretch my thinking, but I did.
I wasn’t expecting how much I anticipated reading other participants’ blogs, so many are the highlight of my day.
I wasn’t expecting the overwhelmingly generous support I received for my writing.
I wasn’t expecting SO much honesty.
I was expecting to realize that being a writer makes me a better teacher and collaborator. Teachers of writing should write.
I wasn’t expecting to count down the remaining days and wish there were more.
It’s wonderful when something exceeds expectations.
I knew some things but now I feel them in my bones.
I am proud to participate with the generous and wonderful writers of the Two Writing Teachers March Slice of Life Story Challenge. I stand on the shoulders of Giants. This is Blog #24, read some really wonderful blogs here.
So many bloggers to thank for their encouraging words, amazing posts, and generous honesty. My life is richer for reading your words.