I just spent the better part of an hour re-reading my blog posts from the beginning. Why? I started my blog after attending OTRK12 last year and here I am preparing to leave for it again this year.
I know I’m not the best writer, I find plenty of mistakes from grammar usage to plain old typo’s in my entries. Sometimes I’m typing too fast, sometimes my iPad just annoys me and I can’t edit the way I’d like to. Most times, it’s just me and the way I express myself. If I was to really take my blog somewhere, I’d need to edit and polish with much more skill.
Despite these shortcomings , I still enjoyed reading my posts. I remember thinking my ideas were so smart and how much I wanted to contribute to my digital world. HA!! Even with my inflated sense of importance, the issues I was writing about still interest to me today and I continue to think of ways to improve.
But what I liked seeing was my development and interests for online learning were heading somewhere. I was discovering so much at once and trying to learn and keep up, it was overwhelming. As I read, I saw where I was heading: here!
Tuesday I’m presenting at a conference that got me thinking of learning online in the first place. My blog topics all rolled into one is almost what I’m talking about tomorrow. All the issues I wanted to explore and use, I did! And now, I get to present them to other people. I unknowingly started down the path that is leading me to present the ideas I most wanted to explore last year. Heck, one of my early entries actually is focused on me presenting and creating tutorials…. Someday. Well, my someday has arrived.
So even though I am incredibly nervous and hope I don’t get heckled, I am also very excited ! It’s a little strange seeing this blog become something real. And if it goes well, I also retire from elearning presentations Tuesday, going out on a high note.