Michele Martin has a set of very useful points about using blogging for learning .
As she points out, most of the sites that offer to help you improve your blog, assume that you want to reach a wide audience, sell something or whatever.
In fact, many of the principles of blogging that apply to selling yourself may, in fact, impede your progress if your primary goal is to blog for learning.
It’s *my* learning blog. Not yours. That said, her blog does offer some useful points from which I can learn.
To me, the most useful point she makes is:
Think about process, not product. …. Don’t be afraid to write about questions and half-formed thoughts and ideas. .
That’s also something that can be difficult to get across to students – that it’s OK to have half formed ideas; that seeing how an idea develops is much more valuable to a lecturer than seeing the end result.