The other night, a friend tried to convince me to unprotect my tweets. Right now, my Twitter account is viewable only to those I approve to follow me. I do this for two reasons: first, I’m still not comfortable having my information “out there,” and second, at times I tweet things that students, parents, or school board members might disagree with.
That’s not to say that I’m inappropriate with my tweets, but in the interest of job preservation, precautions are necessary.
But it’s something I’ve been thinking about for a while, this idea of “becoming part of the conversation.”
I’ve toyed with managing another blog, dedicated only to my adventures in education. I’d want to make it super-public, because let’s face it–I’m a writer, and publication and recognition is like crack to writers.
I like this blog–I like the cross-section of topics it enables me to write about. And I wouldn’t abandon this blog for the other one. But I’m thinking it’s time to join the conversation and publish my ideas and observations for others to see.
What do you think?