1) My personal laptop totally crashed in mid-November, and blogging on my 14-inch school-provided Macbook was just too cumbersome.
2) Work stuff got more challenging around the holidays, so it was much easier to make excuses.... I did more journaling on paper, but much less tweeting & typing.
3) I had an existential crisis about blogging.
Those questions are still valid, but here's the thing: un-publishing this blog for 2 weeks did not make me feel better as a digital citizen, as an employee, or as an educator. My fear of over-exposure got replaced by a stronger feeling of disconnection from the outside world. Almost immediately, I read fewer colleagues' tweets and blogs because I wasn't as inspired to see reading as an interactive conversation. (I did play more online games on the smartphone, which nobody could argue was a better use of my time!)
If I write what I know, what I feel, what I experience...
and I'm not being cruel, antagonistic, or unfair...
then how the flip could that be a bad choice?!?
Soooooo.... I think you can expect MORE honesty, more disclosures, more specifics, and hopefully more useful blogging in this space for 2018.
Meanwhile, I have also considered the future of #flipblogs. More on that here soon. (Tomorrow?!)