The last few days I have seen a round of congratulatory Tweets about which Blog has been nominated for some sort of Edublog award.
The angry little child in me squirms and says “why hasn’t anyone noticed my blog? What about my great post on?” Then I remember why I do this blogging business in the first place.
I enjoy the experience of being able to express myself. I have managed, in the process of becoming a blogger to really sort out my own thinking on education and indeed the larger subject that is part of the title of my blog “lifelong learning”. I have put in a number of videos which I like and which have moved me, excited me and taught me to see the world in different ways.
I have had the experience of being a writer, which is something that I have wanted to do all my life, but which seemed like a distant dream as I moved through career and middle age and forgot the power of my own dream… to write the wonderful words, to coin the brilliant phrase and to put together something that someone else would be moved by or enlightened by.
I have written elsewhere about the power of blogging as a means to become a better writer. To learn expression, phraseology, to use words to effect. I have said that I believe that all children should have the chance to blog and to blog about what they want to write about because it is only in this personal connection to the subject matter that the real passion and interest will show itself.
I have not blogged about “X-Factor” or “Strictly Come Dancing”. I have blogged about Martin Luther King, Sir Ken Robinson and the wonderful Emmanuel Jal. These people and their ideas mean a lot to me. They help to define me as a person and they give me a focus for my life and my ideas.
So I’m not on the Blogger’s Award list this year…. well maybe next… but then again… does it really matter?