Thursday, April 9, 2009
Seriously, I started this little blog as a way to kill time while I mended from ankle surgery three and a half years ago. I never dreamed I would one day have over 700 posts and 300,000 visits to the site! (And if I had known this site would not have such a long address, that is for sure!) Those numbers are just mind boggling.
The benefits of writing a blog as a special educator have been many. I have finally found a way to be a know-it-all and be appreciated instead of annoying. I have met, online and in person, many people, including parents, therapists, people in the curriculum, AT and AAC fields and people with disabilities that I have come to value in my life. I have gained professional knowledge through the research I have done to write posts and respond to questions. I have had opportunities to write articles, give presentations and workshops and participate in beta trials of software and devices I would have never had if I didn't write this blog. (By the way if you need an article, speaker or presenter, drop me an e-mail! I love writing, speaking and presenting!) Most of all I have grown as a teacher. I try new things and reflect more on what I do and how I do it. That is more important than anything else.
Thank you all for visiting and keep coming back!
April 10, 2009 More Reflection on Blogging
Thank you all for your kind comments and e-mails on my 300,000th visit! Keep 'em coming, I need to be able to think about them on those days when I can't think of anything to blog about, don't feel like combing the web or my RSS reader for material and just don't have it in me to do one more thing. Those of you who commented on being budding bloggers, having just established your own blogs - welcome to the party! -Kate