Even veteran flippers need support, encouragement, and a chance to vent sometimes.
We perform little miracles all the time. By flipping instruction for our students, we bend the rules of space and time (specifically, classroom space and learning time). Doing this work all alone can be counter-productive and hazardous to our health. I know this all too well, having set an early alarm for 5AM so I can record video lessons in a quiet living room ... and losing sleep in mid-July about designing the most perfect grading system.
Blogging is not publishing. Yes, the writing becomes public and yes we should edit for obvious writing errors & self-censor a few details to avoid embarrassing/exposing people unfairly. However, some of my worst posts took the longest time to write and revise; the best ones* are usually short and they gushed out in one sitting.
* those which I dislike the least when I re-read them months later
Now I have over 4 years' worth of blog posts archived in this site. That includes a few periods when I posted nothing for months at a time. Sometimes it's helpful to look back at my own comments from 2 or 3 years back, just to see what I was thinking or doing back then. Some posts are more insightful than others, but they all have value.
Matthew Moore already wrote wonderfully well about reasons to avoid blogging on his post "Fears of My Own Reflection" (#BestTitleEver). It would be foolish of me to rehash his --- oh, you probably already left to visit his website, haven't you? Good choice. Fine, then I will follow my own advice and keep this post short. I need to pace myself for the month!
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