Michelle at Big Time Literacy had a blogging challenge this month. I was going to blog each and every day. I was sure of it. And most days I did. In looking back, I missed that first Thursday, the beginning of the Daring Greatly book study. And I missed yesterday. Yesterday I was overcome with fatigue. It comes around monthly and drains me of life. I hate it. I'm on the back of this 3-5 year process called menopause though, so maybe I'll get my personality and some of my energy back soon before too much longer! As I scrolled through my blog posts this morning, I did post 30 out of 31 times in July. That first Daring Greatly post came on a different day, a day when I blogged twice. So anyway.... I very nearly made my goal. And I guess I am a better person for it? I want to say it instilled a form of discipline in me that will not soon be forgotten, but now it's August and I am so busy, I don't know how disciplined I will be. I fought depression in July and I blogged about it. I don't know if that is good or bad. Sometimes people don't actually want to know about that kind of personal stuff. A writer friend of mine just told me that you should only blog twice a week. People only want to hear from you twice a week or they will stop reading. That is what she said. Do think that is true? My goal is blog on here twice a week. But we are also making a facebook page (or some other form of staying in touch with parents, maybe Bloomz, or possibly Snapfish?) and I have another blog that I really want to roll out this year and stick with, so there's another twice a week goal.
Blogging daily was good for me. What I noticed.... sometimes I was rushed and didn't get to read/respond to other people's posts, and that takes away some of the fun for me. Sometimes I take things personal and think it is a popularity contest and if people "like" me they will comment on my blog! I don't like it when I get in that mindset! It is a killer. Sometimes I am just trudging the road and blogging because I "have to" and it isn't that much fun on those days, but such is life. Seriously, I know I didn't "have to" at any point, but isn't this what we teach our kids, sometimes we just do things because we are supposed to, or because it is the right thing to do, we are not necessarily enthusiastic about everything every day! But sometimes, that passion is ignited and I am on fire after reading other people's blog posts! I learn so much by reading what other great teachers are doing and by watching them follow their passions.
I really want to know.... What are you passionate about? Is it teaching? Is it personal? or like me, is teaching personal to you? And how many times a week or month do you think you should blog? Is there a limit? A minimum or a maximum?