(Not really, but I’ll gladly go first)
“To boldly go where no one has gone before” – maybe that’s a better title as how do you lose a game with no opponent?
Why blog? For many reasons:
- More importantly, step zero: it’s not “blogging,” it’s online publishing. There’s a difference.
- It’s writing. You want to improve as a writer? (Yes, you do.) Writing helps thinking and thinking helps writing. You want to get better at skateboarding? Ride a skateboard (No, it’s not me; yes, I rode a skateboard in the 70s when the wheels were made of clay)
- Walking helps you think, too. OK, here it comes – a quote by a famous person to help reinforce my point: “Methinks that the moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow.” (Thoreau). There’s research to support this idea
- Publish out, not just (or only) turn in [h/t @davidtEDU ]
- “Paper only” is so 20th Century [but, let’s not forget the past: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” – J. Santanaya]
- It’s interesting (see link below)
- It’s fun – not only the “teacher” definition of fun (which can vary wildly from the student definition of fun). It can be fun in that it will take you to places you hadn’t considered: some are interesting (well, not a blog, but definitely interesting); others are pretty visual
- You want to get good at things?
I could go on…and on, but, http://shakespeare.mit.edu/hamlet/hamlet.2.2.html…
– “Don” Gill