December 11, 2006

Why do you have more than one blog?

This post was last updated on December 12th, 2011 at 03:18 pm

I currently am managing three professional weblogs. I’ve got more personal blogs but let’s just talk about professional or work related blogs.

Many of you do similar things. I know Jeff Utecht operates the Thinking Stick and Utecht Tips. I’ve been trying to figure out how and why I need three that are all very similar. Here’s my thinking.
ideas 1. Ideas and Thoughts From an Edtech ….This my first blog that began two years ago. I have almost 400 articles written and my audience is quite diverse. You are my audience and I value your input and connections. I view you as my Professional Learning Community or as some call it PLN. Most readers are interested in a wide range of topics that include education and technology in general. It is here where I deal with everything and anything I choose.
conversations 2. Curriculum and Instruction …This a group blog I’ve started to encourage our school division to dive into blogging. Thus far we have 4 groups blogging, including our Curriculum and Instruction team. This was started to be highly conversational. Communicate new ideas, challenge each other and in general create good conversations about learning. While it may provide some resources, it’s largely a forum for ideas for our local teachers and staff.
shareski 3. Technology and Instruction …This is my most recent blog. This is where I will house links to potential resouces and post quick links and tips for teachers and students. More of a “how to” spot. This will be patterned after Jeff’s site and also the Swan Valley Tech site.
Okay, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. So I’ll ask you, why do you have more than one professional blog?