I’ve mentioned recently that my friend Nina has started writing a blog focusing on the early years classroom. She’s doing amazingly well, but already the questions have started.
Why are you doing this?
What do you think will come of it?
etc, etc, etc.
Anyone who blogs has heard it all before. The lack of understanding from some and their disbelief when you explain that you willingly do it in your time away from your workplace, is a more common reaction than the ‘good for you’, comment you might be expecting.
Reading Robert Darnton’s article yesterday, I was struck by something he wrote about the changing nature of publishing;
“The eighteenth-century Republic of Letters had been transformed into a professional Republic of Learning, and it is now open to amateurs—amateurs in the best sense of the word, lovers of learning among the general citizenry.”
This is why we blog.
We are lovers of learning.