Another holiday rolls around, and once again the pang of guilt that I seem to have let the blog slide. This time I blamed moving house, although as that was about three months ago it's probably not that valid. I worry most about not having anything worthwhile to say, repeating myself or not really having anything to add to debate. I also struggle for ideas of what to write about, I . come up with ideas but by the time I start to write I realise it doesn't really merit a whole blog. I asked around on Twitter for some advice on regular blogging and as per usual Twitter didn't disappoint in the support it provided.
A lot of these replies are things that totally make sense, and even things that I've tried in the past and need to get back into. I'm going to set myself a day and time to blog, I think that really is the only way I'll regularly do it again. I need to write down ideas, thinking about blogging when I'm marking, or when I plan, when I'm in staff meetings, when I'm reading other blogs and tweets. Anything that makes me think, jot it down for later. I need to be less worried about other people, I'm blogging for myself in the first instance, to reflect and come up with new ideas. If it resonates with other people, then that's a bonus. In the past my blogging was all about my training/Masters, so now I need a new direction. I'm still deciding on if I want to mainly focus on MFL or on whole school issues, I'm hoping that will come as I get more practice.
I'm not sure that this should really count as this week's blog... maybe I'll come up with something later...