#reverbbroads11: blogging it out

Today’s #ReverbBroads11 prompt (courtesy of Kristen Abell) is: Why blog? Why do you or why do you like to blog (recognizing that these are not always the same thing)?

I love to write.  I always have.  I love writing so much that when I learned to write my name, I wrote it all over the living room walls, in red crayon.  I did have an accomplice (one of my older brother’s) and he’s the one that got in trouble (he did drag the chair from the dining room into the living room for me to stand on and I swear he told me to write something other than my name…catch my drift?), but I digress.

Lately my writing has been either all business or all academic.  Writing a report, job description, a new policy, a literature review or a research paper is just not the same as sitting down to write for yourself.  After I found #sachat on Twitter, and started to read some of the blogs that other student affairs professionals kept, I knew I had to jump on the band wagon.  And so, katemcgartland.wordpress.com was created.  It’s still in its infancy, and I’m still working out exactly what I want to get across on the blog, but for now, it’s a place for me to use words as a way to express my thoughts and ideas.  I want to maintain a certain professionalism here, so my posts tend to have a student affairs focus.  My hope is that my posts are thought provoking and encourage discussion.  I also hope that this forum will allow me to continue to develop my love of writing.  Thanks for reading!

And thanks, little red crayon!