2 Years As A Blogger

Well, it appears that I managed to miss an important anniversary. (Thankfully I’m not married!). I must confess I had other things on my mind at the time …

June 28, 2012 was a special day.

It marked my 2nd blogging anniversary.

cc licensed ( BY NC ) flickr photo shared by davidyuweb


Changing with the Times

This all started as a personal project; yet the connections, the learning, and the sharing that has gone on here, in this public archive of my thoughts, trials, and tribulations, have changed the direction of my teaching career.

I am no longer “voiceless”. I am no longer unknown. My thoughts, experience, and expertise have value; they mean something to other people. People I’ve generally never met.

Through this blog, I have made friends all over the world.

Through this blog, I have helped new, and experienced, teachers understand and confront the very real challenges faced by those entering this wonderful profession.

Through this blog, I have helped, in a very small way, make the world a better place.

Who would have thought?

Thank you.

14 responses

  1. Congrats on your blogoversary. Great to see you doing aweomse stuff even if I’m a bit slack at the moment with stuff.

    • Hey Stephanie! Thanks for the comment 🙂

      I think you have enough on your plate this year … you? slack? Never! 🙂

      Btw, that scrapbook IS coming. It should arrive early November 2012.

  2. Hi Michael
    Congratulations mate!
    Great to follow you and your blogging.
    You are an inspiring teacher – keep up the great work you are doing!
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts

    • Hey Stefan. Thanks for the feedback. Never underestimate the impact your work has my friend, you inspire and educate many around the world, including me.

  3. Congratulations Michael! Through your journey you’ve now become some one who helps others which is making a difference!

    • Thanks Sue. It’s hard to believe, but I’ve certainly come a long way. Thank you for the support, chocolate tweets, and good company along the way 🙂

  4. Wow! Only two years it feels like you have been part of my PLN – both virtual and “real” forever :). If you have achieved this much in two years I think that in the next two you will be so far ahead of us all you will be out of sight.


    • I hope I won’t be that far ahaed! It would be lonely 🙂 I figure I’ll have to drag you along with me!

  5. Hi Michael,
    You have most certainly accomplished a lot in two short years and inspired many, including me. We need more teachers like you, especially in WA so keep doing what you’re doing 🙂


    • Thanks Tamara! It is wonderful that there are Western Australian teachers starting to take up the challenge 🙂

      Keep up the great work!

  6. Congratulations, Michael.
    For someone like me who has just taken the step of reaching out via blogging, your two year anniversary is impressive!

    I look forward to learning more with you through Twitter, and see you at ACEC2012.
    All the best

    • Hey Sam. Blogging changes many things 🙂 It is fascinating to explore the new opportunities and connections it generates, and I wish you all the best on your blogging journey.

      Will look forward to meeting up at #acec2012!

  7. Happy birthday to your blog, Michael and congratulations to you as a blogger. It was blogging that got me so well connected and I still feel a blog is vital for those who wish to remain connected.I would love to know what the trigger factor was for you, to start a blog. Has your blog changed over this time?
    Happy and continuous blogging!

  8. Thanks Anne 🙂 Yuor comment encouraged me to go back and read my my first ever post, and it is interesting to see just how far I’ve come.

    Yes, this blog has indeed evolved over time; yet it remains a wonderful reflective platform for me to share, learn, and onnnect. It has been a wild ride 🙂

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