I joined the Teacher Challenge’s 30 Days to Kick Starting your Blogging to do just that... to kick start my blogging again. I took a professional learning class called 23 Things that introduced me to all of the Web 2.0 tools available. I had previously thought of myself as pretty technologically advanced since both my bachelor's and master's degrees were online, but I found out how much had changed in the few years I had not been a student.
I want to see what other teachers are doing with blogging and see if they have any suggestions. I met with a lot of resistance from parents and my administrators when I wanted to blog with my students. I was completely shocked! On top of that, I found very little in the way of resources available to help with the resistance. I also had problems finding a blogging platform for which I could easily sign students up and control their access to the outside world (a parent concern/resistance) and the access of the outside world to them. I didn't know where to go from there and kind of gave up.