I am trying to answer this question that Learning Program Designers ask me, when I propose that we can include blogging as an activity for learners in their program design: 'Why should we invest time in convincing a learner to blog?'.
So, why should I blog while I learn?
- To collect my thoughts and get a better clarity on what I've learnt
- To voice out the unanswered questions lingering in my mind
- To share what I've learnt, with fellow learners and peers
- To have an opportunity to validate understanding - when peers comments on the post.
But, most importantly,
By blogging I get to record and thereby not forget what I think at the moment - triggered by various stuff I read, listen, see, and discuss.
I can come back to it after a year, and recollect my learning, and how the learning has shaped my thoughts. So, I should blog for my own benefit - in the beginning, when I have no readers yet.
Then, someone might actually stumble upon that recorded journey, and might connect with me, sharing their thoughts - for or against mine. They might even point me to some related resources, that might go on to immensely enrich me.
And, when I revisit this post after a year, I may argue with myself - and end up posting a better one on Why I should blog while learning.