I’ve always been a writer. As I’ve told my cherubs countless times, I was inspired by my high school journalism teacher. She set me on a path that proved to be self-fulfilling. My career as a high school newspaper and yearbook adviser was, I think, inevitable.
The circle remains unbroken.
I try to inspire my journalistas. They, in turn, inspire me. And, I think, they keep me young.
I started blogging, as an outlet of sorts, two-and-a-half years ago. I’m not hard-core like, perhaps, my friend Mama Kat, but I try to remain diligent. I used to post daily. When I felt comfortable enough to give myself permission, I’d miss the occasional day or two. In recent months, I’ve created a comfortable rhythm for myself.
I returned to daily blogging during the month of November for my annual foray with NaBloPoMo, and I have to say, folks, it nearly killed me.
But hyperbole aside, I know myself, I know what I’m good at. So here I am.
The Edublog Awards have rolled around again, and I’m told that I’ve been nominated. Having come in second in different categories the last two years, I know what it’s like to snatch, as they say, defeat from the jaws of victory. I’m hoping for a better outcome this time around, but also would like to share the wealth.
I’ve got two nominations to make this year. Both bloggers are students; both are young and enthusiastic; both have something to say, using different mediums to do so.
I really think you should give these gals a look-see. And, of course, your vote, if they make the final cut. Nominations forthe 2010 Edublog Awards close tomorrow; you’ll be able to vote through Tuesday, December 14. Awards will be conferred December 15.
Yes, that’s moi, hanging out in my classroom just yesterday. Perhaps I was speaking sternly to my cherubs, but with a twinkle in my eye. And come to think of it, I might possibly resemble William Shakespeare (take a gander at the image of the Bard, to the left of the white board). But I have no clue how to sing. Just write, methinks.