Ruth Ayres hosts a weekly celebration at her blog. I appreciate this invitation to reflect on the positives of my week.
It’s fitting that my 400th blog post comes on a Celebration Saturday. 400 isn’t really a traditional number to celebrate, like 100 or 500, but it’s a nice big round number, and there is much to celebrate about blogging, so I am marking the occasion.
I started blogging before I had any kind of community online, before I had any readers besides my mom (thanks, Mom, for always reading my stuff), before I knew what I actually wanted to write about. I started blogging because I wanted to write more regularly and, especially, because I wanted to invite more reflection into my life and work. And I do celebrate that blogging keeps me writing and reflecting.
But what I love most about blogging is the community it connects me to–the Monday What Are You Reading group; the Tuesday slicers; the Wednesday Nonfiction Picture Book reviewers; and of course, the Celebrators. I look forward to reading and commenting on posts by these bloggers every week, and I look forward to interacting with them on my blog. Thanks to the bloggers in my PLN, I always know what book I’m going to read next, I have more ideas for blog posts than I ever have the time to write, and I know where to turn for expert teaching advice.
Here’s to the next 400 posts!