I am not a blogger…yet!

If you have looked at my blog, you will soon realise that I have not written on a very regular schedule! I have thoughts every day, and say to myself, “I must put that in my blog” but fail to act.

Part of it is that I may believe that having the thought is enough! I don’t have to go public and share it. Part of it is probably laziness if I am honest, although I would like to think that it is ‘busyness’! Part of it is having lived in an academic institution for the last 26 years and published some academic papers, is that you don’t put anything out there until it has been written, rewritten, sanitized and peer reviewed!

However, I am slowly coming to the realisation that I am not a blogger! It is not in my nature to jump on the keyboard and share things. It’s not that I don’t like sharing and many people would consider me¬†generous when it comes to sharing things/ideas/thoughts.

It’s just that I don’t think I am a blogger. I like reading other peoples blogs, I appreciate the self reflective value that blogs can provide. But it does not seem to be a main way that I express myself.

It is strange, as I have a list of topics that I have written down that I want to explore in my blog, but when it comes to expanding on the ideas, I find it hard to move with any pace.

I must say, I am really enjoying curation. My three scoop.it accounts ( Peter Mellow, Peter Mellow2 and Peter Mellow1 !) give me a lot of satisfaction, and I feel like I am making a contribution with them. So perhaps it is a matter of choosing the tool you best think works for you?

But I will¬†endeavour to write more here, as Seth Godin says “if you stick with it, you’ll get good at it”. Fingers crossed! :-)