First swim of the year down at Cudgeon Creek this afternoon. And despite a little sunburn (what was I thinking not putting on sunscreen!?!?!?), I continue to be amazed at just how I’ve learned to give-n0-fcks about going into the water.
How many challenges can I do in one year? I wish I could clone myself.
This week Vernon and I headed to Woodford Folk Festival to participate in the Speakers and Ideas stream curated by Michael and Ludmila Doneman of Edgeware Creative Entrepreneurship.
For the oddest reason, I seem to fail at my own Deadly Bloggers 52 Week Blogging Challenge (1 post each week for 52 weeks), but #blogJUNE (1 post per day for 30 days) seems possible. Don’t ask me. I’m just odd.
One of the participants last week at the Queensland Indigenous Youth Leadership Program, asked me why I began blogging.
But really, the answer to the question is, I began blogging for business. I wanted to share ideas about Indigenous education that I felt were being missed. I mean, it’s easy to talk to a group of pre-service teachers, but once they’ve graduated? It’s much hard to capture them. The odd after-school professional development session doesn’t really help people who know so little.
I had built websites from templates before Eddie’s talk. The first I probably built in the very early 2000s. It looked terrible. I continue (mostly) to build my own. I care less for the look of a site, than I do for the site’s organisation of information and the quality and usefulness of its content.
Why do I blog now? I still blog for business, but on this space in particular, I blog for myself. I rarely tweet out what I’ve written, I don’t count or measure the statistics. And the odd person or two eventually finds their way here.
Here. I blog for me.
You may have noticed I’ve done a bit of blog maintenance this past weekend. I think the end result is way to busy and not clear, but I think it will evolve as I sit with it more over the next few days.
During the second last half of the year it occurred to me that I needed to be blogging more. My output for 2012 was decidedly lower than in the previous years. I look at folks like Anita Heiss – a prolific blogger – and I cringe at my efforts.