I work at finding real audiences and purposes for my student’s writing. Now, I think about my own writing life. With social media, there are all kinds of options for where and how to share my writing. What is most appropriate?
It may be that I start writing with one venue in mind, but when I am done, I realize: it’s not the right fit. The writing might be too personal, off-topic, just-for-me, or just-for-someone-else.
I’ve written enough to have made decisions based on these things. But I’m not sure when I ever thought about it as I’ve outlined above. Because I haven’t consistently written enough to look at something I wrote and wonder, “Where does this belong in the world?”
I’ve mostly been writing in the evening for SOL21. This morning I looked at my digital writer’s notebook. I have two things written last night. And now, this morning, this. As I sort through these ideas, I am excited to see them filter into my classroom as well!