It has been almost a year since my last blog post at flippinghistory.blogspot.com. How did I let it go for so long?
I started blogging several years ago as a way to think out some of the ideas I wanted to put into motion in my classroom. I also hoped in the process to connect with other educators. As time went on due to curriculum changes, level and school changes, and life in general, I felt myself blogging less and less. I was still active on Twitter, but not everything worth learning can be condensed to 145 characters. I realized that part of the problem was that I was taking all of my interests and keeping them separate. I began associating my education blog as part of "work." It became one more thing I had to do, rather than what it started out as, something I had a passionate interest in. I knew that if I was going to get back into blogging, and reignite the passion, I had to stop separating all of my interests into separate blogs, separate sites, separate parts of my brain.
With this in mind I have decided to move my blog here, to my personal website. It can now sit side by side with my other interests. It is my hope that I can continue to connect with other educators, and to share thoughts and ideas through this blog. I also hope however that this new site will give a clearer picture of who I am beyond the classroom, and help me connect with others that share additional passions and interests with me.
I will keep flippinghistory.blogspot.com active for those that are interested in past articles and archives, but all future updates will be posted here. If you click the button on the right it will bring you to the old blog where everything is still in tact.
Thanks for making the jump with me, I'm excited to start again!
How do you balance your personal and professional interests? Does it all merge for you, or do you compartmentalize?
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