on habit formation: maternity blogging

This morning I started pondering the ever-growing “to post” list of ideas I’ve captured via Evernote notes and iPhone pictures. I’ve gotten inspired by school happenings that I want to post to one good thing, by lessons that I want to review and refine, and by “math in real life” that I find intriguing…only to lose momentum when I get distracted by another lesson to plan, another set of papers to grade, or something else that I think needs more attention than the reflection and writing processes of blogging. In spite of realizing that maternity leave is definitely *not* a vacation, I’ve wanted to blog if only for the connection to teaching life. One can only sing The Wheels on the Bus so many times before starting to crave something more complex.

So I posted a question about blogging habit formation to the MTBoS…and am going to try Tina Cardone‘s November blogging challenge!

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I have tried NaBloPoMo before and found some of the prompts thought-provoking, but need a lower bar for success right now. The constraints of a prompt or the requirement to write long posts every day would probably make me give up like a New Year’s Resolution-er at the gym. On days when the baby needs to be bounced or walked more, the comment option will be just as successful for participating in the MTBoS.

EDIT: This post by Andy Rundquist is making me feel all sorts of parallels between MTBoS and my mommy-baby group…joined to learn more and reflect, but found that the community is the best part.

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