I read a lot of blogs.
When I was starting out, that’s really how I started with reading and reading and reading.
After I got in the habit of reading, there was something in me that wanted a place, a space to record my thoughts about what I was reading.
I didn’t start wanted to get a certain number of views or a certain number of comments. I just wanted to write.
As I was starting to blog, I read a lot about what makes a good blog and how to get in the habit of blogging.
Throughout the different posts, the theme of a predictable place and time to blog was consistently regarded as important.
Interestingly, that’s what Ralph Fletcher in his book Writer’s Workshop says about helping students become writers.
Maybe bloggers and students aren’t so different after all.