One year ago I started this here blog, working with David Johnston to establish an unofficial online presence for the Olympia Education Association. Over 365 days it has evolved into a jogging commentary on educational issues both local and statewide, a small part of a growing community of edubloggers.
I emphasize "small," because I honestly haven't had time to make the blog everything it could be--family, teaching, and my other blogging obligation leave little space on the cafeteria tray. But the spirit is still willing, and the goal--thoughtful, honest opinionating--is still intact.
I'm optimistic that as more upcoming teachers are comfortable with Web 2.0, our influence in shaping the discourse can only increase. I haven't abandoned the idea of a collaborative effort, either. If you're interested in a Washington state-focused educational blog (I'm talking to you, Ryan, and TRP, and Jeff, and The Goddess, and whoever else is out there documenting the good fight), drop a comment here or send me an email. I might even be contacting you in the future, so watch out.