I didn't need to. Bite me, lady.
My blog turns two this week, and like a toddler, it's become things I never thought it would. It makes me wonder what it might become...
- The whole mention in NEA Today seems to bring with it some kind of pressure to be a "real edblog", the kind of edblog that is in constant study of all the educational issues of today and provides constant reports of such. A couple of blogs seem to indicate that the blogs mentioned in the article are more than what they are, personal blogs by teachers. I don't mind the assumption, but it's not what I am. Sometimes, this blog will be used to examine lesson plan ideas. Sometimes, this blog will be used as a sounding board on what's happening in education. Most of the time, it won't be either of those things. I write this blog because I am learning to write. Right now, this blog looks edu-bloggish because I work in a school 10 hours a day and am learning to teach English, but it's about my personal experience. Have I mentioned before not to depend on me for news, weather, or sports? Yes, I think I have.
- I pondered installing those knitting progress indicators and becoming more like a real knit blog. Nah. It'd be really boring to see that it takes me a whole week to add 10% more progress to the seemingly endless shrug, and there's only so much entertainment you can get out of rows and rows and rows of taupe Lion Suede in stockinette stitch (for either of us). I am starting new classes soon, but for now, I am a simple, simple, knitter.
- I could very easily make this blog sound like a Smiths tune and talk about how I am getting ready to start new meds but have lapsed and am now eeking by au naturel--and how I wouldn't recommend it. Ever. At all. But then I wonder about too much self disclosure and how I hardly know (some of) you and can I really be expected to make those sorts of big judgement calls when I am, in fact, au naturel (it's worth noting that by au naturel, I mean without meds and not nude.).
So this is the blog Birthday post. It's a bit early, and kind of circular, but the connecting thread seems to be that I am glad you're here. All of you. Comment or not, name yourselves or not, whatever you are expecting me to write, thanks.