When this new year started, I promised to write a blog nearly every week, reflecting on all sorts of lessons and ideas in the learning field. I planned to write it every Sunday morning – a chance to look back on what I learned or observed or thought about the past week. Great intentions! What got in the way?
Life – activities that occurred on Sunday mornings keeping me from my appointed task.
Ideas- I didn’t want to write about just anything and truly wanted to be inspired.
A one way monologue – it Is interesting this whole social media post idea with no feedback guaranteed.
Desire – I guess the desire wasn’t there to write in a sense 52 chapters.
Other interests – I wanted to keep this blog limited to learning, not all my thoughts about life and what’s going on in the world. Had I opened it up, you would be reading commentary on so many other areas.
So now what? I am going back to writing, but I will give myself a bit of a break. Break one: this will appear at least every 14 days. Break two: I may deviate from learning, or at least stretch the topic. Break three: I will refer to others’ whom I think are writing really interesting stuff you should know about.
So let me take this break to plug a few other blog writers I’ve enjoyed reading: Adam Shames’ Innovation on My Mind. http://innovationonmymind.blogspot.com/ Adam doesn’t appear to have a schedule. Sometimes he’ll put two or three blogs out there in a week, often with resources or other places he will refer you to. Jeanne Meister’s Learning Playbook blog – I’ve admired Jeanne’s writing and innovations in the field of learning and corporate universities. She’s worth a read if you haven’t read her. http://newlearningplaybook.com/ Lenn Millbower’s Learnertainment blog. I’m not sure what truly qualifies as a blog but Lenn, a former Disney instructional designer, musician, and creator of offbeat learning provides many creative concepts to anyone who wants to grab attention of an audience. http://www.offbeattraining.com Jay Cross’ Internet Time log – another person who is a leader in the world of informal learning, Jay has been at the frontlines with his observations and perspectives for quite a while. http://www.internettime.com/ So there you go – some learning resources that I think will propel all of us as the world exits this recession sometime in the next year and the need for learning really ramps up as everything accelerates.
And I’m back dear reader, whoever you are! Keep in touch and let me know when something I say causes a reaction from you and enjoy this renewed blog.
About this BlogThis is Howard's ongoing exploration of ways to increase and expand lifelong learning.