I love the default title of the first post…”Hello World!” Hello World is usually a programmer’s first program, so it’s fitting that “Hello World” is the name of my first blog post on Cranmer Candor. Now to be totally candid (ha), it’s not technically my first blog post. I’ve started a blog a couple of times, but I have never stuck with it. I wouldn’t call myself a newbie blogger, but I’m certainly not an experienced veteran. I would consider myself in between, but definitely closer to a beginner than a veteran.
I used to have a favorite blog, but she stopped writing it. I was crushed. I can’t say that I regularly read any blogs at the current time. I don’t feel like I have the time. When school is in session, I don’t even have time to read the daily newspaper until the weekend.
My goal for the #EdublogsClub is to try to get in the habit of weekly blog posting. I think I would like to write a blog, although I’m not sure I want it to be just an educational blog. I mean, I’m so full of it, why should I limit myself? Although, as I do write “educational” posts, I hope to contribute something useful for my daughter and my nephew who are new teachers this year. I’m also trying to stay positive about education for my family. My inner-voices argue back and forth wildly: “I’m so happy they are teachers!” to “Why did I let them go into teaching?*
If I didn’t blog on education, some of my other blogs might be about DIY, humor, fitness (or trying to be fit), dieting (or trying to diet), single motherhood, glampers, dating (or trying to date), Pokemon Go, and/or local politics.
*I decided I needed to elaborate on this when I was taking a shower…where I do a lot of my best thinking. I’m a public school teacher in Kansas. I wrote this after watching Governor Brownback’s State of the State address. If you don’t know anything about the state of affairs in Kansas, let me tell you quite simply: it sucks. Tonight the Gov continued to be in his fairy tale land where he thinks everything is wonderful and working with his tax policies. He talked about how he was going to draft new education legislation that uses “accountability!” (teacher merit pay-boo) He’s also going to figure out an easy and fair school finance formula. The one we had, which he scrapped 2 years ago for unconstitutional block grants, was fine…when it was properly funded. It was never properly funded!!
AND, since this is an educational blog, not currently a political one, I will leave off right here.