Not very long ago I tweeted my 10,000th tweet:
“10,000 bricks down the yellow brick road and no Oz in sight. Turns out the journey IS Oz.”
Who needs an audience?
I remember when I first started blogging over four years ago, on a suggestion by my husband (who also suggested later that I should get on Twitter – he’s a smart man!). I wrote the first several blog posts and thought, “No one is going to see this.” Sure enough, for a long time the analytics showed 0, 1, 2, 1, 2, 0, 0 day by day. But my first discovery was that I was benefiting greatly just from having a place where I was writing down my thoughts and struggles and successes. It’s why people journal. It’s why we do self-assessments. Documenting my journey, regardless of audience, has helped me reflect and see my own growth.
I need an audience!
But then I actually did start to build a personal network through the blog. People started commenting. I joined Twitter and began to share my journey and learn from your journey there too. And it turned out that the perspectives I got from all of you informed my teaching and helped me be more successful faster than I had ever thought I could, faster than any “training” I’d ever had.
So, thank you. Thanks for listening and sharing and pushing and questioning. Keep it up and we’ll all be better teachers for it!
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