Two neat things happen when you really get rolling with a blog. First, you’ll find that you want to write a lot. Second, in your quest to continue posting you’ll find that you want to learn more about your chosen topic in order to share more about that topic. That’s exactly what happened to me. When I started Free Technology for Teachers I got hooked on trying lots of new things because every new thing that I learned became an experience that I could share. My expertise has also grown because readers of Free Technology for Teachers have sent me questions that I couldn’t answer off the top of my head so I went and did a little research before replying to them.
But there are so many others blogging about this.
I hear that a lot from people who are having trouble getting their blogs going. My response is usually, “so what?” Put your own spin on things. Use your own voice. There have been more books published about the U.S. Civil War than there were days during the Civil War. Yet, new books about it come out all the time. Go write your perspective on that topic that “everyone has written about.”