- Why should I blog?
- What should I blog about?
- Where should I blog?
- How should my blog look like?
In this very first post I will answer these questions and hopefully by that make it a bit clearer for anyone reading it (and probably for myself as well) who I am, what I will blog about and why you should continue visiting my blog.
1. Why should I blog?
This is probably both the easiest and the hardest question to answer. Easy because I am a strong believer in sharing what you know to others. And blogging seems like a very good way to share my ideas, thoughts, questions and hopefully answers.
Hardest because it's a matter of self-confidence. In this question lies so many other much tougher questions like:
- Who would even be remotely interested in what I write about?
- Do I have anything interesting to write about?
- Do I know things worth writing about
- Can I even write in a good enough way?
- Why should I take up people's precious time with my stupid writings?
Of course all these question have the origin in low self-esteem. So why have I now taken the step to do this? One reason is that when I started to use Twitter a couple of weeks ago I realized after a while that at least some people (thanks my precious followers) were actually interested in what I have to say. I also realized that there were a lot of people out there who share my ideas about learning in a corporate environment.
What finally made me take the step were two things. Number one was when the magnificent blogger Tony Karrer (http://elearningtech.blogspot.com/) asked me if I had a blog. Then I thought: "If he is interested, probably others are as well."
The other reason is that during the latest session of #lrnchat we were asked "How do we maintain a development momentum for ourselves?" (ourselves referring to L&D people). My answer was to share ideas and learn from each other and that my own task was to start this blog.
In my coming posts I will try to answer the other questions leading up to this historical event.
Please leave comments on anything and everything. I am mainly interested in hearing your thoughts on my language skills (as I am not a native English speaker) and the design of the blog.
Thanks for now!