Why I Blog: Collecting Knowledge

I just finished the Strengths Finder survey, required reading for Leadership Orientation next week.  Some of the top strengths didn’t surprise me, but Input did. Here’s the short description of this strength:

People who are especially talented in the Input theme have a craving to know more. Often they like to collect and archive all kinds of information.

This explains my drive to blog! My work blog is a way to collect information in one place, to archive ideas, thoughts and answers to common questions. It’s also why I really want other people in the K12 videoconferencing world to be blogging. All those great ideas, experiences, projects and lesson ideas need to be shared! We shouldn’t be reinventing the wheel! We can learn so much from each other!

This also explains why I hate it when web pages disappear. I jump on over to Archive.org to find them and link to them again.  Knowledge lost is a travesty! Even if it’s “old” knowledge in web years, it’s still good thinking! This applies mainly to articles I use in my online classes, and to collaborative videoconference  project ideas.

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