This is the text of an email reply I sent to a graduate education student in Pennsylvania who asked for tips on educational blogging.
1. Write with hyperlinks and embed media when you can.
2. Read and comment on many other educational blogs. The ones I follow are listed on my blog under “resources.”
3. Be forthright but tactful as you write about contentious topics. Serve as a light and a window, providing transparency as well as access to your thinking and the thinking of others.
4. Post regularly.
5. Be willing to reflect on and share your mistakes as well as successes.
6. Check out the series Steve Dembo wrote awhile back about steps to be a better blogger.
Good luck to you!
(mobile blogged with WordPress for iPhone 2.2)
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I like the advice. Many times I do not have the time to write everything I would like. It gets shorten and somewhat less flow. Stream of conscience writing is more typical of my style then technical.
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