Am I doing this or not?

I have had big hopes for this little blog, but I’ve had a problem…

I haven’t known who or what I want to be.  I’ve seen many of the Periscopes and articles and whatnot talking about how to make your blog the best it can be.  I’ve done the “how to make Instagram work for you” stuff.  And I tried the schedule out all my ideas and posts…and failed.  I felt compelled to be all of the things…Teachers Pay Teachers juggernaut, Instagram aficionado, Twitter expert, professional development prod…and I’m not being any of them.  I don’t write or post because it isn’t what my “readers” will want to read.  And there’s all of this pressure.

But to be honest, I don’t really think I have any readers.  Or maybe I do.  I don’t really know.  And I do know that I won’t have any readers if I don’t ever write anything.  I do understand the math of this thing.

And then today…while I was mentally berating myself for not posting anything lately, AGAIN…it hit me.  I don’t have to be any of those things.  I have to be me.  I need/want to use this blog for reflection…for myself.  I think that if I sit down to write (regularly…for real), that this blog will be for me what I need it to be and might be helpful for someone else at some point.

So…  Here’s for a clean slate and less pressure.  Let’s hope it works a bit better.


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