Sunday, June 11, 2006

Bloggers block ....... or just a pause in the dialogue?

I was stunned to find that I hadn't inflicted my musings on the world for just over a month, particularly as I had found (and still find) the whole concept of blogging so addictive.

Should I see the gap as an indication of temparary inability to articulate my thoughts, academic or otherwise, into a form suitable for publication or just a symptom of a exceptionally busy working and learning period combined with the joys (and I do mean that) of family life?

Can the two be separated; do I want to separate them?

I don't thinkI can separate the learning and blogging activities despite the fact that the learning activity is supported by both intrinsic and goal oriented motivations; the blogging activity has given me the space to think through some of the issues relating to my programme of study and, indeed, link them to my world of work. In a way that's happening now. Just writing this posting is encouraging me to think through the way in which blogging is working for me as an educational tool.

I will reflect some more and devote some time to lurking before returning to the subject...

If any of my fellow H806ers are reading, I'd especially love to know your take on the whole dilemma!