I recently attended the 2013 Digital Media and Learning Conference. During an evening poster session, I was asked by a couple of people whether I blog about my research. I was both a bit shocked and ashamed by their questions.
As a teacher, I preach to my students about managing their online presence and electronic portfolio. However, I have never considered myself to be a “professional” who could have a following online. I also never thought that my project was worthy enough for people to be interested in reading about. Mostly, I am hesitant about my writing becoming available to the millions of people, exposing me to their criticism.
But I have decided to make the change. I am going to write about what I am passionate about from now on. No more excuses. If I want people to take me seriously, I need to take risks, which is the lesson I teach to my students everyday.