A wise reader suggested I set guiding principals for my blog as my filter for what I publish. It is all too easy to write whatever is on my mind, letting this become a space for emotional release instead of a platform to base my writing. I have to remind myself, this is not a journal, it’s a blog with a higher goal. Tangents are alright, alienating critical audiences is not.
Accordingly, here are my three guiding principals:
1. Write with the ultimate goal of traditional publishing.
2. Write in a way that will not betray my loyalty to my school and/or students.
3. Write without compromising my relationships with friends and family.
Who knew blogging was so layered with goals and audience awareness. Still, it feels good to verbalize these principals.