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8 easy tips to keep in mind when starting a personal education blog

I started my education blog to share and reflect upon my experiences in 2008. Here are some things I try to keep in mind as I blog.

What

Advice

1

Email

Use a personal (not work) email.

2

Disclaimer

Consider placing a disclaimer in your profile. It might not help if you do something that is not wise, but it will let your readers know the perspective from which you are writing.

3

Who

Ask permission when identifying anyone in school community.

4

What

Only post that which you would feel comfortable saying face to face or having appear in the media.

5

When

Post outside work hours.

6

Logo

Do not use logos related to your employer.

7

Real name
or Alias?

Consider using your own name and publishing ideas you stand behind. Sharing wonderful things about our profession is a win win and aliases are often not too difficult to undercover.

8

Mentioning your employer

Consider posting only that which you would be comfortable having a current or future employer read.

Lisa Nielsen writes for and speaks to audiences across the globe about learning innovatively and is frequently covered by local and national media for her views on “Passion (not data) Driven Learning,” "Thinking Outside the Ban" to harness the power of technology for learning, and using the power of social media to provide a voice to educators and students. Ms. Nielsen has worked for more than a decade in various capacities to support learning in real and innovative ways that will prepare students for success. In addition to her award-winning blog, The Innovative Educator, Ms. Nielsen’s writing is featured in places such as Huffington Post, Tech & Learning, ISTE Connects, ASCD Wholechild, MindShift, Leading & Learning, The Unplugged Mom, and is the author the book Teaching Generation Text.

Disclaimer: The information shared here is strictly that of the author and does not reflect the opinions or endorsement of her employer.

Lisa Nielsen (opens in new tab) (@InnovativeEdu (opens in new tab)) has worked as a public-school educator and administrator since 1997. She is a prolific writer best known for her award-winning blog, The Innovative Educator (opens in new tab). Nielsen is the author of several books (opens in new tab) and her writing has been featured in media outlets such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal (opens in new tab), and Tech & Learning.  

Disclaimer: The information shared here is strictly that of the author and does not reflect the opinions or endorsement of her employer.